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    Teresa Potter

    Teresa Potter is 46 years old.  She abandoned her writing career very early on and succumbed to earn a 'sensible' wage.  Having re-invented herself many times as sales exec, recruiter, small business owner, songwriter, horticulturist, and  designer, she married at 34 years old and became a mother at 37.With one daughter and a husband (both of whom have high-functioning autism), a cat, and a dog, Teresa describes her home life as joyfully unconventional while lacking in structure and routine but for her daily dog walk.  Teresa and Mojo, the Chocolate Labrador, understand one another perfectly because, apparently, all cats have Asperger's, too.

    A Private Look at Autism and Motherhood

    A Private Look at Autism and Motherhood

    Sometimes life is too much. I feel this way. Of course, she feels this way too. How am I supposed to instill in my girl a capacity for dignity and self-respect, while I also acknowledge her requisite burden of crippling unease? I must be her example.  I’m duty-bound to set a precedent. Not always sure […]

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