Thank You for the Music: On the autistic joy of pursuing special interests

For its Power, Magic, & Transcendence Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. ― Maya Angelou Have you ever felt that something you read or heard someone say was almost taken out of your own head? I resonate so much with the words […]

Today I Cried: On the Rejection of Labels

On the Folly of Aversion to Labels Today… I cried! It was early morning. I had sat down for a few minutes, trying to relax before meeting my first student of the day. I decided to watch a cover of “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman that showed up as a recommendation on YouTube. […]

Father, Interrupted…

Father holding his 1-year-old baby right next to his face looking content.

A man takes stock of what it means to be an autistic father and reflects that his own father, too, might have been on the spectrum.

An Autistic Voice Teacher Reacts to Kodi Lee’s AGT’s Golden Buzzer

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I have written previously about how grateful I was for having music in my life (1). I feel that it saved my life in several different ways. What I have not discussed is the fact that of all the things that I tried to do professionally, the only one that allowed me a degree of […]