The Power of Persistence

Upon being asked to write this post, my initial thought was around the meaning of “persistence.” To me there are many ways that I think of “persistence,” which I will go in detail about in this post. I’m also given the exciting (yet challenging) task to think of this in the context of Autism acceptance.... Continue Reading →


In life, persistence rarely exists without courage.  Enjoy this sweet story about both… From my years serving individuals on the autism spectrum as a speech-language pathologist, there is a particular scene that has remained vivid in my memory. It was the end result of one of my high school students sitting in my office, sharing... Continue Reading →

Passion, Persistence, Perspective, and Autism

In thinking about passion, persistence, and perspective, and how these relate to autism, what comes to mind for most people might be the passion autistic individuals express regarding their special interests and expertise; the persistence that is needed to gain acceptance; and the perspectives we all hope to change. The question on my mind is... Continue Reading →


My definition of a full circle moment is an experience in your adult life when you are reminded of a feeling, story, or emotion you had in your childhood, and then are able to see the moment clearly from both, the child and adult, perspectives.  I don’t know if that is the exact definition of... Continue Reading →


Over the next five months, we will be sharing a series of blogs related to this year's theme for Honestly Autism Day:  Passion. Persistence. Perspective.  We look forward to seeing you on our 10th anniversary on April 6th!

Perspective. Passion. Gratitude.

Perspective. This time of year is filled with many great expectations and well-intended plans of beautiful celebrations and perfectly assembled pictures of our family and loved ones.  In fact, by this time many of us have ordered our family holiday cards and are awaiting their pristine arrival.  However, this seemingly simple "Hallmark" tradition that so... Continue Reading →

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