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Jenee Woodard

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On a Pilgrimage With My Autistic Son

(1) Comments | Posted April 5, 2012 | 5:22 PM

We went on a pilgrimage the other day. I picked up my son from Best Buy. I say that like it is easy. It took 20 years of very hard work for him to be able to work at Best Buy. He's behind the counter at the Geek Squad 3...

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Parenting Adults With Autism

(79) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 12:22 PM

There are more and more people like me in the world. My son's autism was diagnosed when he was 5, after having been termed "pre-primary impaired" for 3 years. As he developed and grew, it became obvious that his autism was quite severe. At age 20, he is not really...

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Diagnosis: The Day Everything, and Nothing Changed

(3) Comments | Posted February 11, 2012 | 2:10 PM

I had my life planned out in 1994, and it was looking good. I had a lovely, bright, obedient 6-year-old daughter and a boisterous, energetic and "eccentric" 2-year-old son. (He ignored my suggestions for him to "wave bye bye" or to talk, really, after it seemed that he HAD been...

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A Christmas Eve With My Autistic Son

(67) Comments | Posted January 21, 2012 | 6:45 AM

It was Christmas Eve again. We were in church. Or, rather, it was before church. A number of folks from a college music group (college was 30 years ago) were getting together to play for the Christmas Eve service. My family was all in one room -- the rehearsal room...

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