What my son’s diagnosis was like

What my son’s diagnosis was like

Scott was my first – a happy baby, social to a fault, and loved to babble.  He was so happily vocal that we were kicked out of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. when he was only five months old.  Not because he was a criminal, but because he was so focused on entertaining…    Read More…

How music therapy can calm your child

How music therapy can calm your child

As a long-time musician, private music instructor, and individual trained in music and psychology, I admit I am biased in my opinion on the effectiveness of music therapy in the treatment of autism. Adding to my bias is the fact that our son, Scott, sang before he could talk, and much of his progress occurred…    Read More…

The day our son, Scott, broke through society’s limits

The day our son, Scott, broke through society’s limits

It was a beautiful day at Ford Field, a large park in our hometown of Livonia, Michigan. A small group of parents and middle school athletes gathered on a sunny October day for a cross country meet. It was a relaxed atmosphere, as parents gathered to meet with their friends. Other parents admired pets, and…    Read More…

The day Scott ran an entire 5K race with a broken collar bone

The day Scott ran an entire 5K race with a broken collar bone

Here’s a story written by our son, Scott, about the day that he ran an entire 5K with a broken collar bone. It started off like every cross country race I had ever run before. The day was warm, a beautiful, sunny October morning. That season I was running for Livonia Churchill High School. I…    Read More…