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Articles written by people affected by autism (mom, dad, grandparent, sibling) or someone who is on the spectrum sharing personal accounts, happy moments, fears, etc.

Amazing Puppet Maker Changes Boy with Autism’s World

Amazing Puppet Maker Changes Boy with Autism’s World

Autism knows no boundaries.  It pays no attention to skin color, language, or nationality.  In Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico, a puppet maker discovered that some children who had never talked before could talk to his puppets.  For 30 years, José Octavio Azcona y Juárez has been creating monos de calenda for festive occasions, which are… Continue Reading

A Daddy’s Deepest Love

A Daddy’s Deepest Love

In today’s society, what is the criterion for a guy to be considered a real man? Muscles? Toughness? Success? Intelligence? Athletic ability? I’ve learned that it’s actually much more. In January of 1989, I was living the uniquely exciting life of a young, single, stand-up comedian. From my home base of San Francisco, I would… Continue Reading