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    Ruth Baumgartner

    Ruth Baumgartner was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She has five grandchildren. Two granddaughters, born to the oldest of her three sons, are autistic and live with their parents in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she visits. She wanted to share a lighter side of autism as a means of offering hope and joy to parents and family of autistic children. She is retired and lives in Laguna Niguel, California.

    As ‘Normal’ As Possible – Humor from My Two Autistic Granddaughters


    My son, Chuck, reads every night to Adrienne, the oldest of his two autistic daughters, my granddaughters.  When she was eight he read a story to her about a boy told to wear his cap when he went outside. He disobeyed and a big bird pooped on his head.  Chuck said, “That was a funny […]

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