It takes Diego’s cousin Eugenia (who’s the same age as him) a few text messages to arrange an outing to a bar with friends in Manhattan.
Should Eugenia decide to work remotely from Mexico City for a couple of months just because she wants a Latin America experience, she’s able…
Much has been written about writer’s block: whether or not it’s a thing, how to prevent and overcome it, what it feels like, etc.
To my mind, the notion of writer’s block is vastly overblown by those who underestimate how draining writing is. I mean, as with any hard discipline…
My autistic son and I were out on an afternoon run, Diego a bit ahead of me when a car pulled over. “It’s Dawn and Victoria! You’re back from Idaho! I like your car. …
Age is one of those aspects of our being that can be easily measured, in years usually, unless you’re in the single digits phase (aka childhood), in which case your age is either a whole number or a number and a half. …
Hello Special Nation,
Why do you work?
Diego, my autistic son, makes it easy to understand why the purpose of work sometimes doesn’t involve “making a living,” as in paying the bills. It can mean way more than that, as you’ll read about here:
Disability and Diego also loom large in my mind whenever I go out for a run. Read about it and other thoughts (silly and serious) that also comes to mind in my running space:
Thanks infinitely for stopping by this magical Special Nation!
My husband and I were going away on a trip and I asked our 27-year-old son, who’s autistic and intellectually disabled, if he’d like to come along. “I can’t go. I have work,” was Diego’s answer.
It’s not like he would forgo income or be fired if he missed a…
I must begin by clarifying that I already promote Medium — for free! …
I’m thrilled to share these three links with you for your reading or listening pleasure, and in case you’d like to share with people (English or Spanish speaking!) who might benefit from the experience of a parent who’s gone through a lot of stuff already.
🎧 Listen- Dear Parent of an Autistic Child
🎧 Listen- Querida madre de un niño autista
All the best,