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Jill Smo
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I'm off to #BlogHer14!
Hello blogging audience to whom I have not spoken in some time. So sorry about my uneventful absence. This weekend I'm headed to San Jose to attend BlogHer and I kind of figured that I should probably... you know... blog something. What with going to a blog...

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Dear News Media: You are causing the suffering that you report about by reporting the way you do.
I just want to call your attention to this very important post by my friend Stuart Duncan: Dear news media, this is how you fail the autism community so badly

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The Dive Bar Welcomes: Adam Tanglewood
Just a reminder that I don't write Dive Bar posts. For more information see the tab at the top. This post was sent to me by a good blogger friend who wishes to remain anonymous. Any time a parent takes the life of their child it is a tragedy independent of ...

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Let's stand together on April 1st
There is a Facebook event I would like to tell you all about: A virtual candlelight vigil to remember and respect the lives of autistic children who have died after an elopement. On April 1, 2014, please use the above graphic and spread it as far and as wid...

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April 1, 2014: it's not a joke
About a week ago I heard about Travis Stratton, a 4 year old autistic boy in California who went missing and drowned. There was only about a 3 hour period between his parents calling the police and when his body was found in a neighbor's swimming pool. My h...

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Let's stand together on April 1st
There is a Facebook event I would like to tell you all about: A virtual candlelight vigil to remember and respect the lives of autistic children who have died after an elopement. On April 1, 2014, please use the above graphic and spread it as far and as wid...

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I'm going to BlogHer 14
For those of you who don't know, BlogHer is an annual conference for Bloggers. This year it is in San Jose, CA, July 24th through July 26th. You can read about it more here. I'm going this year because it's only an hour south of me so I don't have to pay fo...

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So your child was diagnosed with autism: Tips for navigating the internet
Oh, hello! For those of you who don't know me, I'm Jill, and my kid, who I call Child 1, is autistic. He's 12 now and he received his first diagnosis in May 2004. I've also been on the internet since 1993, ever since America Online spent all their time mail...

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So your child was diagnosed with autism: Tips for navigating the internet
Oh, hello! For those of you who don't know me, I'm Jill, and my kid, who I call Child 1, is autistic. He's 12 now and he received his first diagnosis in May 2004. I've also been on the internet since 1993, ever since America Online spent all their time mail...

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Skyping
(Oh my god, she posted twice in one day? What the hell is happening???? I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO I AM ANYMORE. I figured I should just post it all at once, otherwise it would depart my brain forever, never to return. And this shit is important, too.) I had a S...
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