A Curious Incident

Hi I am Kathleen, I have an 18 year old son, Justin who is on the Autistic Spectrum. Recently, I went to the theatre on Broadway to see the play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night based on the book by Mark Hammond. My Manager and friend Theresa Edwards and I have forged a bond based on our mutual experience of parenting a child with special needs and she asked me to write my thoughts about this play. First of all, I do not consider this “blog note” a review. However, I consider the play a success based on the fact that It accurately portrays many aspects of a families daily life with a child with special needs. Christopher is the main character and is diagnosed with Asperger Sy

Don't Miss the Dance

My pregnancy was the perfect pregnancy. I gained just the right amount of weight, I continued to exercise, my medical profile was perfect. My son, Todd, and I would dance in the living room, play in the yard, and bike ride. I worked, re-did furniture and painted the nursery preparing for the arrival of our baby. The minute I saw Sophie’s face I thought, “oh – that baby is the spitting image of Todd.” When the doctor told us the baby was a girl, Jim began to cry saying, “A boy and now a girl. Life is perfect!” As time progressed we, of course, learned of Sophie’s medical needs. Undiagnosed seizure disorder is what the main medical diagnosis became and over the next few years, a wide ra

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