Normal People Scare Me: A Blog About Autism

By Keri Bowers

Entries for October, 2012

HALLOWED ARE “WE”

By Keri Bowers In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, as a major metropolis attempts to regain its momentum, infrastructure and equilibrium, I sit this Halloween – a very cold evening – on the stoop of a Brooklyn brownstone. A JUXTAPOSITION I watch as children in costumes, flanked by loving, diligent parents, trick or treat on […]

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.