America the Beautiful| Through the Autism Car Window

Hi Everyone. Getting ready for a vacation? Thought you might like to read about┬áthe family trip┬áthat changed our lives. Oh, Beautiful for spacious skies… From the moment I was pregnant, my husband Tom dreamed of the day he could retrace his childhood trip out...

Nursing and Caring: 1945 vs. 2023

photo credit: nursing pins Nursing and Caring during WWII My mom became a nurse during WW II. One of her first assignments involved going into the homes of elderly people in the Washington, DC area. Many of these older Americans were by themselves because their adult...

“I Need a Job, Not a Government Plan”

This is Video Week. So far we’ve seen: The Values of Inclusion: From Down Under By Heather Simmons at the Institute of Inclusion in Sydney Australia. More than just a Graduation Speech By Jeremy Sicle-Kira, a young man with the label of autism who uses an...

More than just a Graduation Speech

Graduation: More than just Words. Did anyone like Jeremy go to your school? What message would you tell Jeremy if you had the chance? Jeremy Sicile-Kira’s Graduation Speech Jeremy graduated from Torrey Pines High School with a 3.70 GPA on June 18, 2010. Jeremy...

Systems Theory| Family Reunions part 2

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series: Going to the family reunion, or not? Part 2: The Circles of Life See Part 1: Going to the family reunion, or not? See Part 3: Going to the family reunion? Shave your armpits. The Circles of Life We’ve all heard the quote about...