Preview: Just Like Me, Chapter 1: Jamie

Here’s the thing I don’t understand: if bullies are so mean to others, why do kids want to be friends with them but not with me? Mom tried to explain it to me once – something about being like other kids and some people gravitating toward the loudest voice in the room – but I... Continue Reading →

Just Like Me: When Research is Real Life

It is very common for writers to discuss their research for a novel. For some, that may involve reading all about Hermes Trimigestes and the Emerald Tablet, or sword play, or police procedures. I’ve researched subjects that have dragged me down into a rabbit hold from which I took hours to emerge. I’m lucky to... Continue Reading →

The Difference a Year Makes

  Seeking treatment for a child with autism and co-morbid diagnoses has its challenges. Until this year, our insurance refused to pay for ABA therapy, the gold standard for autism treatment, forcing us to skimp on ABA and use CBT. CBT is a good therapy, but it assumes that the person has the functioning ability... Continue Reading →

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