When I first received a review copy of Going Solo While Raising Children with Disabilities by Laura E. Marshak, Ph.D., I put it aside. Two years ago, I didn’t have to think about single parenting, co-parenting or all the other complexities that come with marital separation. After Norrin was diagnosed, I started reading every book on autism I could find. In almost every book, there was always something on marriage and the divorce rate. Couples with special needs children have a higher divorce rate.
Connecting The Pieces of Autism Through Technology January 4, 2018 by Lisa Leave a Comment Disclosure: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with AT&T and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. As always, all our opinions are our own and have not been influenced in any way. The symbol for autism is a puzzle piece. It’s controversial, I know. The puzzle piece represents the complexity as well as the diversity within the autism community. Autism is no longer a puzzle that needs to be solved for me.
Last night there was no New Year party or counting down to midnight. It was just me, Norrin and Netflix. And Norrin fell asleep by 9:30. It was my first solo New Year’s Eve in almost 20 years. Spending time alone was something I had to learn. I spent the lastÂ eight months of 2017 pretty much alone. I took a lot of long walks alone. Went to a play alone. Ate lunch or dinner at restaurants alone. I walked the High Line alone. Sat in Central Park alone. Visited museums alone.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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