• Understanding Autism from the Inside

    “Academics came easily to me. The rest of life—not so much.”
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The Baseball Obsessed Pre-Schooler

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… “I don’t have any narrowly focused special interests, no all-consuming obsessions—not during childhood.” I protested my diagnosis, but only for a moment. I knew all the players; I knew their numbers. I knew the line-up; I knew all the stats. …

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Twirling Naked…Free on Kindle for the next 3 days!

In honor of Autism Awareness month, and my oldest son’s 17th Birthday, I am giving away Kindle copies of Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed for FREE for the next three days (April 7-9th).  Follow the link or click the picture to go to the Amazon page, …

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Twirling Naked in the Streets is now an award-winning book!

 VERY EXCITED TO SHARE MY NEWS WITH YOU ALL! Twirling Naked in the Streets and No One Noticed has won the Reader’s Favorite’s Silver Book Award in the Non-Fiction–Autobiography Category!   I am excited and honored to be heading down to Miami to participate in the book fair, and awards ceremony in …

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Author Interview at Special Needs Book Review

For those of you that remember a few months back Special Needs Book Review posted a review of Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed.  As a follow-up to the review, they had asked me to participate in their author interview series.  My author interview was posted today—so if …

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On a Personal Note: Exciting Developments–Book Awards and Job Offers

I’ve been MIA for a little while between getting larger by the day with this pregnancy, having no energy, and fending off the Tot it has been hard to carve out the time to get on here and write. For this morning, just a quick updated on the personal front. …

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The #Autistic College Student and Executive Dysfunction

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… My first semester at John Jay College of Criminal Justice went as smoothly as I could expect. I had no problems with the academics and had straight A’s across the board—easy peasy. But what I did not have was any …

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Love or Obsession: When a Person Becomes an #Aspie’s Special Interest

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… According to the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), having an “encompassing preoccupation with one or more stereotyped and restricted patterns of interest that is abnormal either in intensity or focus” is a core symptom of AS. I’ve had many special …

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The Flying Christmas Fork

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… My father finally grew tired of my embarrassing behavior. Every time he took me somewhere I refused to eat unless I smelled it first, which didn’t guarantee I would eat it, and I sure was not going to try …

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School was a Minefield

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… “She was the last one in school, and the last one out. She made the whole class wait for her every day.” ~ Mom I was late every day because my alien leaders, the ones that dropped me off …

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The Princess, Her Socks, and Her Late Pass

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… “You tried on ten pairs of socks every morning before deciding which pair you would wear” ~ Mom I hate socks. I hate the way they feel on my feet, the way they bunch up in my shoes, and …

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