Monthly Archives: May 2011

Third Place ?

Here are two of my favorite PJ stories.  They  are  in “Inspired By Autism”,  but I include them here for those of you who have not read the book. PJ is an extremely good athlete. He won many gold medals … Continue reading

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PJ’s Art

I forgot to mention PJ’s art in “Inspired By Autism”. On the cover of the book, the art work that I am proudly displaying was done by PJ. For a period of time, he was  very interested in creating pictures … Continue reading

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God Bless America

God bless America because we have freedom of speech. In school, I learned about the freedoms we have in America, but never thought much about it. I didn’t appreciate what a great country America is. I didn’t say a perfect … Continue reading

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“Special” Special Educator

“He’s always going to have to live with you and you’re not going to live forever.”  “He can’t be cured because there is no cure for autism.” “What he’s doing now is what he will always be doing”. (What PJ … Continue reading

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PJ’s Foundation

During the years that Pervis and I were separated, I knew that I could always count on him if  I needed something for PJ or myself.  He paid the bills at our house when he paid the bills at his … Continue reading

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“Special” Special Child

In Downtown Detroit is a large conference center, Cobo Hall. Many conferences and events are held there. Every holiday season they have a beautiful display of Christmas trees, decorations and holiday items. When PJ was four or five, his teacher … Continue reading

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The Way We Were

The way we were before the mid 1970s is that we were a country of large mental institutions where we sent the people with mental impairments or challenging behaviors. When my son was born in 1975, handicapped by autism and … Continue reading

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