Normal People Scare Me: A Blog About Autism

By Keri Bowers

Entries Tagged ‘autism’

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 […]

ALPHABET SOUP, By Debra Hosseini

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 – […]

READ RAINBOWS AND MONSTERS AT CITY PULSE

http://npaper-wehaa.com/citypulse/2010/03/10/s1/#?article=790481

A LESSON IN LETTING GO…

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 […]

Thankful for Autism

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 job […]

DSM V – URGENT we pay attention to proposed changes in diagnostic criteria

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 […]