Normal People Scare Me: A Blog About Autism

By Keri Bowers

Entries for the ‘Stories’ Category

THE ART OF BELIEVING – Making Big and Little Goals Come True

This was a most agreeable, if not rambunctious group of amazing adults. Even those who slumped in their seats had a spark of intrigue in their eyes as the group as a whole got jazzed about possibilities.

The ART of AUTISM and WORK-ABILITY

“Don’t worry, you’re okay. Just take a breath Rondell.”

The ART of Dr. Stephen Shore and Momma Drama

By Keri Bowers MOMMA DRAMA! “Hey momma drama… Are you coming to class on Sunday?” As usual, Stephen’s tone is warm, animated and inviting. “Yup. I’ll be there. 9:00AM.” I reply. “Student reports, and then free time…” he says with a silly bend to his voice. I know exactly what he means; “free time” for […]

GENIUS of AUTISM and the ART of COLLABORATION

There is something magical that happens when the lights go up and the audience awaits expectantly for the performance to begin.

PAJAMA MAMA! POWERFUL WOMEN WHO WORK FROM HOME

I prefer 100% cotton baggy pajama bottoms with a t-shirt to well-fitted synthetic fibered pj’s that are too “girly” or matchy-matchy. In fact I prefer that my pj’s don’t match at all. In the spring or Summer I might wear a white cotton chemise or shift, (which makes me feel willowy and sexy,) but rarely […]

Dancing with Destiny

“We’re just not sure what’s wrong with him.” Another so-called expert tells me Taylor has “non-specific developmental delays”; or PDDNOS. Yet another doctor says I am not properly bonding with my son and thus I am at the cause of his tactile defensiveness and emotional distress; a polite way of saying I am a refrigerator […]