Entries by Alan Dunn

Autism. It Makes You Stronger.

Five years ago I never heard the word autism. Well, maybe I did, but it wasn’t part of my life. In my world, autism was in the category of things other people had to deal with. I had my own challenges and anything which wasn’t a priority for me well, I just didn’t hear. Then […]

Thomas the Train and Autism.

George Carlin. That’s what comes to mind when I think of Thomas the Train. The man who first listed the “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” in a 1972 monologue. Oh my, how far we have come. Between George, Alec Baldwin and Ringo Starr, Thomas the Tank Engine is quite a celebrity for his voice […]

Ausome™ Teachers Make a Difference.

Teachers. The most underpaid professionals on earth. With all respect to other professions, a good teacher is worth 10x any salary approved by the school board. Why, because let’s be real. Teachers teach your child how to write. Teachers teach your child how to read. Teachers teach your child how to socialize. Teachers teach your child when […]

Am I Going Crazy.

Crazy. This word has a whole new meaning when you are a special needs parent. First of all, crazy is a bad word. Crazy is not crazy, crazy just means you are normal. Adjusting to autismhood is so very different than typical parenthood. No one grows up dreaming to be a special needs parent. No one […]