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  • Autism and friendship
    February 20, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Autism and friendship

    I remember watching my daughter when she was young, sifting sand through her fingers and watching it fall, right beside a group of kids her age. They would be digging and pouring and building together and she would be cupping...

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  • Empathy Fail
    February 18, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Empathy Fail

    When I put myself in her shoes (oh my god, do these make my calves look fat?) I’m still just a guy wearing woman’s shoes (figuratively speaking).
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  • Autism Daddy Bloggers
    February 15, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Autism Daddy Bloggers

    This past week, one of our Childswork bloggers, Jim, shared a list of fathers who blog about autism and their families. They each have a story to tell, much like the moms who blog. We loved the idea of seeing...

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  • Valentine's Day Fit
    February 11, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Valentine's Day Fit

    There was a time when I didn't know what to do for my daughter, and so I did nothing. I had too many avenues to explore so I explored none. I had too many behaviors to address and I addressed none.
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  • Reminders
    February 6, 2013 Gary Yorke


    When she was young the reminders were right in front of me... children talking in full sentences, baby book pages I was unable to complete, the furrowed brow of our hundredth specialist. The weight of her diagnosis, the uncertainty of...

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  • Autism Parenting Madlibs
    February 4, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Autism Parenting Madlibs

    Then you give Ted a long-suffering stare and say, "Ted, you don't know anything about autism, do you? Autism is nothing like warm, soft pretzels."
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  • Unconditional Love
    January 28, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Unconditional Love

    Unconditional love does not require a response. It is not withdrawn sheepishly in the potential lengthening measured metaphorical cricket chirp of the silence that follows its declaration.
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  • Presume Competence
    January 21, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Presume Competence

    I rely on some sort of bluff or trick, the success of which is almost entirely dependent upon the premise that my opponent won’t notice it or understand it.
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  • Autism and empathy
    January 16, 2013 Gary Yorke

    Autism and empathy

    Before my life as a stay-at-home mom/writer/taxi driver, I was the director of an autism center. I had the privilege of watching countless children and teens on the spectrum come in and out of our doors every day. One of...

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  • The List of Firsts
    January 14, 2013 Gary Yorke

    The List of Firsts

    But this list of firsts isn't about looking back, it's about looking ahead and picking firsts for Lily that we want to try with her, and then trying them...
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