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Help Wanted: Employers With Open Hearts And Minds

  My son needs a job and so do I. My son is 15 years old, has autism, and is at an age when his educators talk of “life-skills” and “future employment.” It could take someone with a learning disability five or six years to learn an employable skill, so starting now isn’t a bad idea. April […]

Fist bump, Hot Potato defuses threat that wasn’t

My 13-year-old autistic son, Rocco, is having a rough summer vacation. The hormonal demands of puberty make Rocco irritable and unpredictable. He’s gotten tall, strong, and fast, and I can’t always keep up with him. He’s a young man with a mind of his own, and sometimes his mind turns toward teen rebellion. We visited […]

Hockey Hero

Roc suits up and gets ready to take the ice as part of the NJ Daredevils Hockey Team.

Guitar Built For Baby Boy and Grown Man

I built an electric guitar for my son. It wasn’t difficult –- it came in a kit and cost about $100. I spent another couple bucks on stain and sealant. Once I finished the body and shaped the headstock, it took less than an hour to put together, the only tools needed were a couple […]