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World War 3 or Mocking the Peanuts

Posted by Rebecca Black on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, In : Autism Spectrum 
We had an emotional breakdown last night. It happened like this:

She-Who-Hates-To-Be-Named asked me to slice her some strawberries for her favorite dessert--straberries and whipped cream (heavy on the whipped cream.) I sliced, she sugared, and when they were ready, she hunked on a generous helping of whipped cream. He-Who-Laughs walked through the kitchen, observed her pile of whipped cream, scooped up half, and kept walking with the comment, "There's too much whipped cream on that."

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My oldest child started college today

Posted by Rebecca Black on Wednesday, January 29, 2014, In : Autism Spectrum 
My oldest child started college today. It sounds like an ordinary sentence, an ordinary occurrence. But here's what you need to know...

My oldest child is on the Autism Spectrum. You may think you know what that means but I assure you, you do not. For instance, here are some of the character traits of this child. Which one of these sounds like Autism to you?

extreme intelligence
highly developed empathy for those wounded by injustice
deeply involved in becoming a change agent to right wrongs
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Stronger Than We Know!

Posted by Rebecca Black on Saturday, November 10, 2012, In : Autism Spectrum 
The VERY long race for the Presidency is over. On election day, I posted on Twitter a simple truth about how I decided who to vote for.

I voted for the 1 in 88. Speak up for what you care about. Vote, Please vote.

Surprisingly, it was picked up and retweeted all over the place! It took me a bit to figure out why, but here's what I think:

I think we've forgotten how powerful we actually are. Think about this: 1 in 88 people in the U.S. are diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum -- approximate...

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A Stupidly Optimistic Parent

Posted by Rebecca Black on Monday, May 7, 2012, In : Autism Spectrum 
This has been ringing in my mind for a month or so. Its a quote from one of my favorite movies - CLUE, starring Tim Curry, Martin Mull, Madeline Kahn and a host of other brilliant comic actors. Yes, it is a movie based on the board game. 

The line comes from Madeline Kahn's character, Mrs. White. It is revealed that she has had several husbands, all of whom have died under suspicious circumstances. When she is asked, "What was your husband like?", she replies:

             "He was always a stup...
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