Archive for November 2011

Survivor: Downers Grove

Survivor: Downers Grove
More than a year ago, I read that a special needs website was soliciting applications for a family to star in their own reality TV show. The show as described was meant to raise awareness of special needs children and the challenges that their parents face on a daily basis. I’ve not heard anything else about it since then,... Read more »

When Geeky Met Dweeby: Autism Rates Higher Near Technology Hubs?

When Geeky Met Dweeby: Autism Rates Higher Near Technology Hubs?
My daughter was born in Northern California, where my husband and I both worked for hi-tech companies before relocating back to Chicago. She was diagnosed with autism two years later by a neurologist who felt that autism was mostly a genetic disorder. His theory was that autism is an extreme mutation of a specific personality... Read more »