I have found in my journey as a mom, I have to listen to my son with more than just my ears – especially when it comes to Aspergers. Listening takes practice and often time to step back and let the conversation marinate. Because with some conversations you have to consider, history, context, emotional state, […]
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10 Things I’ve Learned With Nicholas This Year 1. Patience is showing loving care toward one another, but also love to yourself. It forces you to slow down, take time and experience the moments a little more intensely. 2. Look at the good in every situation. When I’m bogged down with deadlines and student complains, […]
I want to first say — thank God for some things that went wrong this year. Sometimes what goes wrong is right when it comes to autism and life in general. Often when things don’t go in the direction you hope, you get angry, frustrated and discouraged. And this year I experienced all three emotions […]
While navigating the world of autism, Asperger syndrome and spectrum disorders, I have been investigating something that I knew existed but wasn’t impacted by until lately. And it’s called emotional intelligence. I always thought everyone had it. All my life I had been taught to recognize how my behavior affected others. So I believed everyone […]
I had been telling my husband about Temple Grandin since my son, who is now five-years-old, was diagnosed with autism. He hadn’t really checked out who she was until today. He sent me a link on National Public Radio. If you have already read about Grandin’s story then this won’t be ground breaking for you. […]
Momma 911 Takes a New Direction – Autism
Momma911 is Esther Miller Dillard's mission to understanding Autism Spectrum Disorders and specifically how autism and Asperger Syndrome affects her son Nicholas. It is her personal account of navigating the maze of information in the areas of diet, education and medical advice. It is her hope that information on this website might help another parents dealing with similar issues.
Dillard was recently hired as an interim Assistant Professor of Communications at Bloomfield Colllege. Starting in September, 2013 she will be teaching News Radio Production and Television and Radio News writing as well as helping to coordinate and further develop the campus internet radio station WBCR.
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