By Keri Bowers
“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 Stephen means a [...]
Entries Tagged ‘autism’
By Keri Bowers
No wonder autism moms feel isolated and alone. Listen to this conversation I recently overheard at the park. You have to learn a different language to speak autism-mom talk. Don’t worry there is a glossary at the end.
Mom 1: Does Matt have an ASD diagnosis?
Mom 2: Matt hasn’t been diagnosed with ASD – he’s [...]
THIS IS A LETTER I RECEIVED FROM MY FRIEND, CHRISTINA GUZMAN. HER SON, NICK GUZMAN IS A TALENTED SINGER WHO HAPPENS TO HAVE ASD. NICK APPEARS IN MY FILM “ARTS” PERFORMING “SINCE WE’RE FRIENDS” A SONG WRITTEN FOR HIM BY JOEY TRAVOLTA AND COMPOSER JEFF LASS.
Keri, after our conversation yesterday about independence, I felt [...]
Truth be told, though autism turned my life upside down, it also right-sided me.
Before autism came knocking at my door, I was a 28 year old woman with little connection to my fellow beings. I was out for myself. Young and spirited, I lived the fast life in Hollywood, and had a good [...]
VIP: Autism diagnostic criteria on the diagnostic manual’s Web site in January will invite comment from the public.
I am reprinting below, a recent article by Claudia Wallis regarding the experts who are currently in talks to revise psychiatry’s diagnostic manual (DSM V) and whom preliminarily have proposed to eliminate Asperger’s and PDD-NOS from the [...]