Kellie's Blog

Topic: Autism


2016 Vision Board

Posted In: Health & Wellness, Redefining Success, Freedom, Autism, Coaching, Peace, New Years Resolutions, Goals, self-actualization, simplicity, meditation

Most years, I put a vision board together. Most years (okay, every year), I stuff it very full. This year is different. I don't know if it was the loss of my dear father a couple of months ago, turning 56 (which felt like the complete end of middle age, and the entrée to the last chapter) and the crazy…

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The role of hope in educating my son with autism

Posted In: Teaching, Autism

Here is a speech I gave this month to educators and community service agencies on the role of hope in raising our son with autism. With support from a social worker and his anxious parents, Connor will be moving into his own apartment next month, an unbelievable feat.Connor with his new Godzilla shower curtain Connor…

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World Autism Awareness Day and grown son

Posted In: Inspiration, Teaching, Autism

Today is World Autism Awareness Day and being observed around the world, with buildings as famous as the Eiffel Tower lit up blue to bring attention to this issue. My son Connor is now 21. He was diagnosed at age 4 with Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Non-Specified (PDD-NOS). A terrifying mouthful for the young…

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