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Idioms and Autism Spectrum Disorders / Asperger’s Syndrome

Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) such as Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), continually struggle over what they perceive as utterly pointless turns of phrase. Idioms are a minefield for these very literally-minded learners. Often children with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) respond to idiomatic expressions in a way that is perceived as “sassy”; …

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#My Writing Process Blog Hop: Autism and Writing do Mix!

This is my first blog hop! You may be thinking now, what is a blog hop, and why in the world should I continue reading…after all I visit this blog to read about your adventures with autism. A blog hop is simply a group of bloggers who get together and …

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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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Today’s Interview with Dr. Robert Rose

As many of you remember I was on BlogTalk Radio with Dr. Robert Rose: Rewiring Your Brain back in May 2013. Today Hubby and I had the honor of once again being on Dr. Rose’s radio show. Hope you enjoy the interview. New Family Podcasts with REWIRING YOUR BRAIN on …

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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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Days This Bright Should not be this Sad

An except from Twirling Naked in the Streets and No-One Noticed… I was born here, and part of me died here. The haunting echoes of my childhood lingered in the halls. I could hear it; run from it. I bit my trembling bottom lip determined to hold back the tears. My …

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Autism and Writing; Therapy and Theory of Mind Exercises

My decision to become a writer led to my autism diagnosis.  I decided one day that I wanted to write books, and writing quickly became my new special interest. The problem was that I was dreaming of writing fiction novel, and had no clue how to write them. This lead …

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Lifting the Cloud of Loneliness: Anger and Writing

Writing Helps Lift the Clouds How my anger has helped… I’ve noticed that I have a limited range of intense emotions. An over-simplification would be to stay that I feel happy, sad, or angry. Anger is usually my ruling emotion. What I believe is happening, is that life’s complex emotions …

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One Black Shoe; One Blue Shoe: A Short Story, A Tribute

I usually do not publish my short stories on my blog. But I thought it appropriate today to post a short story that was written about this tradgic day in history eleven years ago.  It is dedicated to all those who lost their lives that day, and to those, who …

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