• It Started With Hope

    My story, like most stories, started with hope. Sixteen years ago, hope welled inside of me like an eternal spring of flowers, butterflies, and sunshine. Hi. My name is Carrie.… Read More

  • If He Get’s Sick

    Here in New Hampshire, we are on day 6,382,091 of quarantine. Okay, okay. I’m exaggerating. Its only day 5,847,235 of quarantine. Either way, it’s been a long time. Hi. My… Read More

  • Confessions of an Autism Mom

    For as long as I can remember, I wished I had a crystal so I could see into the future with my son Jack and his autism. I hated when… Read More

  • First, He is a Boy

    He is anxiety and rigidity and obsessiveness, cloaked within the velvet robes of a diagnosis. But first, he is a boy. He is letters on a page—black and white sentences… Read More

  • What I Want You To Know

    I stood at the stove the other day, stirring some soup I’d made from leftover Easter ham. My son Jack sat at the counter, reading the back of a DVD.… Read More

  • Sometimes, We Argue

    Hey buddy, I am sorry you heard Daddy and I argue tonight. I know it’s scary. But sometimes, people disagree. No, no one is getting a divorce. I promise. I… Read More

  • Crumbs on the Counter

    Hi. My name is Carrie. I am married to a man named Joe, and we have five kids. Our second son, Jack, is diagnosed with autism. Right now, we are… Read More

  • I Am Autism

    I am autism. I am funny loud big. Yet I am quiet. I am a slippery riddle—a puzzle piece upon the bumper of a car, a black sentence upon white… Read More

  • How Does He Feel Loved?

    This morning I listened to a radio show, where a doctor explained that in times of isolation and fear, we need to feel loved in order to feel safe. He… Read More

  • Love and Marriage and Our Son

    I have been married for twenty-one years. My husband Joe and I have five kids. Our second son has autism. He is fifteen. Now, I may not know much, but… Read More

  • Mom Asks ‘AITA’ For Not Making Daughter Invite Autistic Child To Her Party

    Hi. My name is Carrie. I have five kids, and my second son is diagnosed with autism. He is fifteen years old, and his name is Jack. I write a… Read More

  • Here is Me

    Here is me. I am Jack. Here is me, and here is my autism. See, I am a boy and a diagnosis tangled together like so many vines climbing a… Read More

  • The Ability to be Vulnerable

    Hi. My name is Carrie. I have five kids, and my second son is diagnosed with autism. His name is Jack. He is fifteen years old, and over six feet… Read More

  • For Every Autism Mama

    For the mama who has just heard the very words that split her heart in half. He has autism. For the woman is lost amid a tidal wave of appointments,… Read More

  • The Skills We Have

    When you were about six, we had a party at our house. By this point, you talked pretty well. You were still behind other kids your age, but you could… Read More

  • Tell Your Story

    Last week I read an article about a police officer and his fiancé who left their 8-year old son with autism to freeze to death overnight in a garage. I… Read More

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