Our eight-year-old, Knox, is an "old soul." There is just a knowing that he has... like he can feel people and situations. He's still an eight-year-old, full of laughter and fun and light, and he still makes mistakes... he's not perfect but he is so Good. He's been through heavy himself, and heavy with us,... Continue Reading →
—Anna-Marie— Tobin has a hard time with eye contact. Lack of eye contact is one of the markers for autism. It’s also one of the markers for attachment issues in children who are adopted. I can remember those first months Tobin was home, how I would always try to get his eyes. I’d play the... Continue Reading →
It’s Not About the Scene. It’s About the Story.
—Anna-Marie— Last year, for Autism Awareness Month, our then seven-year-old son Knox and I worked on a video project as a way of trying to spread awareness of autism during the month of April, along with shining a light on our sweet Tobin. We worked together from the start. I interviewed Knox and recorded the interview. Then... Continue Reading →