• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”

Jeannie Davide-Rivera

Jeannie is an award-winning author, the Answers.com Autism Category Expert , contributes to Autism Parenting Magazine, and the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. She lives in New York with her husband and four sons, three of which are on the autism spectrum.

Monsters: Holy Freaking Not What To Do To Your Readers Batman! A Review of Breeding Ground

Let me preface this review by saying I threw this stupid book across the room when I was through with it this morning! I am one pissed off reader who feels cheated of all by the time I spend eagerly turning the pages of Breeding Ground.  Dramatic?  Ya, maybe, but …

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Monsters: Humor and Horror Fused: Reading “The Funeral” by Richard Matheson

“The Funeral” was a cute story, sort of—more humorous than horrific. But one that I had a terrible time engaging with. Unfortunately, it took many attempts for me to read this five page short story. I literally kept falling asleep. This could be due to my trying to read it …

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WHO DEFINITES NORMAL? Monsters: I Am Legend: The book was more sad than scary

After finishing, I Am Legend, by Richard Matheson, I’ve come to the conclusion I have a complete misunderstand of the horror genre. I am fascinated by monsters,and all my fictional stories include demons, ghosts, giants, and other supernatural creatures. I didn’t think I liked horror until I realized that I …

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Switched MFA Program to Seton Hill Writing Popular Fiction!

Exciting things are happening in 2018! After my last residency at FDU, and subsequent semester, I decided to switch MFA programs. So, January started off with a residency in Greensburg, PA on the beautiful Seton Hill Campus. Why did I switch? Too many reasons to list, but let’s just say …

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I’m ALWAYS Lost! Nothing has Changed; Place-Blindness on Campus; An Extremely Frazzled MFA Residency Experience

Does anyone else have to constantly look back at their life, and the things that they wrote in the past to remind themselves that they have been through this before? Lately, I have gone back and read my old blog posts, even parts of my memoir to be reminded that …

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Place Blindness: Disney Day One; They Hid the Conceirge from Me; Why would they DO that?

I am still technically on vacation. Today we will begin our trek back up to the North Country from Orlando, Florida. I’ve been away from home since for nearly 4 weeks. That’s a long time, but I never do feel ready to head home from my travels. I suppose I …

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Could Universal Studio’s Volcano Bay, be the only truly accessible Water Park for Autistic Children? We will see…

We love Harry Potter, and so visits to Universal Studios are always a fantastic time–especially combined with the fact that they have an excellent accommodations system.  In previous visits to Orlando, we have evaluated accommodations for attractions at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Universal Studios, and Islands of Adventure (which includes Harry …

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    Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

    Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed

    by Jeannie Davide-Rivera

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