Thursday, May 31, 2007


Here's the latest from Dan Olmsted.

Friday, May 25, 2007


No, I haven’t given up blogging; it just seems that way. It’s been a very busy time for me lately, but this weekend, we’re taking a little break, because it’s that time again. Autism One is going on.

Almost as soon as we knew that the Little Rankster was on the spectrum, my wife started going to conferences ⎯ learning and networking. While she did that, I would stay at home with our son. All I knew was that it always sounded like she was having more fun than one should be having at a disabilities conference.

Last year, I got to tag along to Autism One. I learned a lot, but what was really great was to begin putting faces to names. This on-line world becomes so much more real after you meet the people behind the posts.

And this year is the same. It’s been a time to connect and reconnect with friends, old and new.

I probably won’t try to recap everything this year. If you’re here, there’s no much need, and if you’re not, then I probably wouldn’t do it much justice. I know I didn’t do that good of a reporting job last year. The one thing I can say about the experience is that there is a great value to coming together and sharing. I am grateful to Autism One for creating a safe environment for so many diverse groups and individuals to come together and learn from one another.