• Good People

    For almost two years now, my son Jack has wanted a job. He wanted to work. I still don’t know why he chose the place he did—a local pasta restaurant… Read More

  • My Brother Jack

    I was surprised when I found out my brother Jack has autism. To me he wasn’t weird or odd. That was just him. He always asks a lot of questions,… Read More

  • Inside Her Head

    Let me tell you something about an Autism Mama. Her brain never stops—not for one single second. All day long, it circles and loops and worries and wonders. It is… Read More

  • Fire Drills

    Hi. My name is Carrie. I have five kids, and my second son has autism. His name is Jack. I’ve come to think of autism as a kind of symphony,… Read More

  • Diagnosis Day

    I know you are hurting. I know you are worried. I know your whole body is trembling, and clammy with sweat. I know, because I once heard the very words… Read More

  • Winter

    Hi. My name is Carrie. I am a wife, a yogi, a writer, a book-reader, and a mother of five. I am also Special Needs Mama with a Special Needs… Read More

  • The Autism Dad

    I’d like to talk about The Autism Dad for a moment. You’ve probably come across him once or twice. It’s not always obvious at first.   He’s the guy attempting… Read More

  • Hey You

    Psst, hey. Look at me, I’m over here. Come close. I want to tell you something. You won’t win today. To be honest, I haven’t really noticed you in a… Read More

  • One Size Fits All

    The other day I was scrolling my newsfeed and I came across a picture—a list, really—titled Reality Check. I scanned the points and as usual, my brain went right to… Read More

  • Every Autism Mama

    I’d like to take a moment, and introduce you to an autism mama. You’ve seen her before, pushing a cart in the grocery store, or holding hands with a teenager… Read More

  • New Autism Mama

    My name is Carrie. I have five kids and my second son, Jack, is diagnosed with autism. Jack is sixteen. I have lived alongside autism for twenty minus four years.… Read More

  • Beautiful Butterfly

    Dear Hunter, I know we’ve never met, but I read about your mama. I felt very sad inside, like something was spinning and turning. First thing I want to say… Read More

  • All I’ve Been Told

    Oh, he’s not talking yet? Kids do things in their own time, there’s no need to worry. Don’t rush to label him. A label could hold him back in life.… Read More

  • Hunger

    Hello. My name is Carrie. I am married to a man named Joe and we have four boys and one daughter and our second son, Jack, has autism. He is… Read More

  • It Could Be Him

    When the lovely Kate from Finding Cooper’s Voice asked me if I would write about current events every now and again for her page, I thought, sure! Why not? I… Read More

  • Autism and Religion

    I was raised Catholic. I married a Catholic man. We had our wedding in a Catholic church. We are raising our family by the Catholic faith. So when I watched… Read More

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