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How I Win (& Lose) for My Son With Autism

  Since Nick was diagnosed with autism in 1999, various education caseworkers have been assigned to him. There was a gentle man with a white goatee who retired to Yorkshire.…



  The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting — Sun Tzu   It started with The War For Talent, McKinsey’s 1997 announcement that the world…


Neurodiversity & Early Intervention

    All human brains are similar in structure and function; it is the microscopic variation in how they connect internally, synapse to synapse, that defines our individuality and what we…


A Broken Piano

My favourite piece of music is Keith Jarrett’s Köln Concert, an hour-long piece improvised, as all of Jarrett’s concerts are, on a solo piano in front of a live audience.…


Vaccines and the Spectrum of Illness

  Last night, yet another person told me I was deluded to imagine any adverse effects on my kids after their childhood vaccinations. I hadn’t gotten two sentences into expressing my concerns before he…