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Karen W.

California
I am a writer, wife, mother and advocate of three African American boys, 2 of whom happen to have Aspergers. My two Asperger sons are in their adolescent years at ages 12 and 15. My writing is a therapeutic release and an opportunity to look at our family challenges, with humor and grace. It... Full Bio
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Autism PTSD by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In my constant state of self-observation, I have noticed a lot of changes in myself lately.  In other words, I'm always trying to figure out why I am so crazy.  ... Read on »
Imagine a Life by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Image by fanpop.com Imagine a life complete thoughts my own discretionfocuswritingtravelingpassionlivingdreams Imagine the child who is still being r ... Read on »
Good Therapy by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum After weeks of resistance and avoidance, instinct prompted me to not only drive Red to therapy, but to actually be a part of the session. As a result, I ended up with the ... Read on »
2 Drink Maximum by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It got so ugly last night. Blue, the boy who is basically agnostic, called his best friend's mom so they could pray together, for me. He also called his father who is out ... Read on »
Evil Medication by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum When it comes to psychotropic medications, most autism parents have ambivalent feelings... We hate that our children need it. We're glad that they have it. We despise ... Read on »
Turning Blue by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The amount of growth Blue has gone through within the last year is extraordinary. From the boy who called me a couple of times a week to come get him out of that f-ing h ... Read on »
Embracing 50 by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In the months and weeks leading up to my 50th birthday I thought about how amazing it is what time and children do to your life.  Motherhood, marriage and daughterhood hav ... Read on »
Blue Sky Among Clouds by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Having a public forum where you share some of your deepest feelings and emotions can be dangerous. I totally went left the other night on this blog. I was feeling comp ... Read on »
Excuse MeWhile I Go Left by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum What is so f*#%ed up about this situation is that this is a family crisis, but I feel like the only person tasked with solving it, alongside taking care of everyone's ... Read on »
The Script by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The script/dialog all morning and afternoon...  Him: I changed my mind about that group home.  I don't trust you mom.  If I move there, they will make me eat nasty ... Read on »
I Can't Do This by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Do you ever have those moments when you think ...I just can't do this anymore? I can't take another step forward. I don't know what else to do. I got nothing left! Yeah. M ... Read on »
Pimp Slapped by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I woke up this morning thinking, Wow! I thought the worst part was over. We made it through middle school. We made it through high school.  It was torture for him.  It was ... Read on »
Today this happened... by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum "Oh crap!" I thought to myself when I got the phone call. When there is even the possibility of ice on the ground the world stops in Austin. Today was a 2 hour delay bec ... Read on »
Blue 16 by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Dear Blue, Sixteen years ago your unique, little soul came into my life. You were an easy, breezy baby. Curious by nature and naturally independent. You started try ... Read on »
I Got This by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum He didn't come home on the bus. He didn't call to say he was staying after school. He was just a no show. When I called to find out where he was he said, "I'm sorry. I ... Read on »
Hours by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Guest post by Angie Craft I don't regret any of my youthfulindiscretions and adventures and heartbreaksthat occurred before the age of 36, when my husband and son ... Read on »
Check Please! by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Once upon a time, I could never imagine what happened yesterday. Blue started out like many with autism being a very, anxious, picky eater. So picky in fact, it was di ... Read on »
Versions of the Truth by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It’s been the best of times. It’s been the worst of times within my four walls lately. I’ve written about much of it here on this blog. I stress that I have written mu ... Read on »
If You Were My Boyfriend by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum This is an abusive relationship  Autism explains the anger  fearanxiety explosivenessdepressionyour special flavor of rudeness with sprinkles on top You’ve been bulliedL ... Read on »
Nothing Going On but the Rent by Karen W. Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The road to  adulthood is long and hard.  The transition to middle school was not easy, but we made it. High school was pretty god-awful.  We've had a transition to ad ... Read on »