The Twelve Days Of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my dreams came to be…   A Teen Violinist Strumming, Eleven Pipers Performing, Ten lads’ a-leaping, Nine year old hiker, Great Maid a-painting, Social Soules a-swimming, 56 a-running, Five Star Dancer, Future Doctor, Three Cheers Scott, Two Theaters Built and a  GHS Homecoming King!   This holiday season, follow […] Read more »

Desensitization versus Accommodation

As a child, my son Joey was wary of many things—one of them being the subtle sensation he’d experience as I’d apply the car brakes when coming to a stop in the car. One of Joey’s doctors had suggested to me that the way to help an autistic child “tolerate” those seemingly unnerving elements was […] Read more »

Our Aspirations Are Our Possibilities

“Our aspirations are our possibilities”   -Samuel Johnson Recently, my book coach and editor, Lisa Tener, held a book launch party celebrating the release of my book, Step Ahead of Autism.  Good friends, fellow colleagues, and new connections attended the luncheon. When I arrived, hugs and hellos greeted me at the door.  Once settled, I […] Read more »

Expectations versus Aspirations

Growing up, Thanksgiving was a time of endless fun, food, family and friends.  My mom adorned in an apron, floured faced and Crisco covered hands—baked for weeks prior—producing an endless array of pumpkin breads, date cookies, fig tarts, warm apple and pecan pies with homemade whip cream piled high. Thanksgiving morning, she’d serve up pecan […] Read more »

Reconnect With Family and Friends

The celebration of Thanksgiving is traditionally a time of giving thanks.  Over the next two weeks, I will share with you stories of Thanksgivings’ past revealing those friends, family and strangers who by coming to Joey’s aid, renewed my spirit. This entry is particularly meaningful to me, as it is the first blog entry I ever wrote, back […] Read more »

Interview with Mary Jones on The Talk Of Connecticut

Thanks so much for a great interview Mary, really enjoyed being on your show!  For those of you who were unable to tune in you can listen here. For those of you who did listen in, thanks so much for your support!    Interview with Mary Jones   Read more »

Interview with Pete Braley – 1420 AM

Thanks so much for a great interview Pete and Neal, really enjoyed being on your show this morning! For those of you who were unable to tune in you can listen here. For those of you who did listen in, thanks so much for your support! Read more »

Order the book and enter to win an iPad2!

To celebrate the release of my book, Step Ahead of Autism, released on October 15, and in honor of the memory of Steve Jobs, I am offering you a chance to win an iPad2! The first 200 people who do the following: a) purchase my book (order on Amazon) b) “LIKE” my Facebook page c) […] Read more »

Step Ahead of Autism was selected as The Mom’s Choice Awards® GOLD Recipient

Mom's Choice GOLD Recipient

The Mom’s Choice Awards® (MCA) is an awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services. Parents, educators, librarians and retailers rely on MCA evaluations when selecting quality materials for children and families. The Mom’s Choice Awards® seal helps families and educators navigate […] Read more »