About Bridget   14 comments

Middle-aged not so newlywed autistic vegan. Coming up on thirty years of perpetual parenting. Homeschooling cookie goddess. Not as complicated as it sounds…

Posted December 31, 2010 by itsbridgetsword

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  1. Hi Bridget! I am so glad we found each other on Twitter! I loved reading this blog as my dear cousin who is in her late 30’s has autism and my dear friend has a son who is in high school and has autism. He is the coolest! He is a journalist for the school paper. He has never spoken a word but can e-mail and write the most beautiful stories that are perfect in every way. He invited me to talk to his class. What an honor. My cousin is the only person in the world I know who has no problem saying, “I love you!” Take care and best of everything to to and your family. Meg Farris Medical Reporter WWL-TV New Orleans. mfarris@wwltv.com

  2. Hi Bridget,
    I love your post. My son is five years old and he’s Autistic. I’ve tried to imagine what life will be like for him as he gets older and into adulthood…………….I’m not sure what to expect. I write poems as seen through his eyes. Maybe you could have a look.

    Have a great day!!!!

  3. Dear Bridget,

    I tried to post this under your article but could not get it to take so I thought I would try on thispage.

    Thank you so much for your great article.

    I hope you don’t mind that I sent it out to about 200+ people.
    I am hoping that your article will open and educate some closed eyes in many school districts to have a better understanding of children with autism and why they may engage in SIB.

    My son does some SIB and while it upsets me when I see it I kind of understand because I know him so well and I understand that Self injurious behaviors are not the same as self harm.
    He cannot express himself when things bother him and sometimes he gets very frustrated but we have surrounded him by people that try to understand him. I sent your article to all these people also because I know that they all care a lot about him but they don’t always get him. He is such a beautiful person that deserves to be understood. Your article will help make that happen.

    Thank you so much for sharing your feelings.

    Mom to Christian

    • Phyllis, that is so sweet. You share all you want, and if it helps a little I am delighted. Sounds like you are making a genuine effort to surround your child with love. Thank you for that.

  4. Hi Bridget. My name is Quinn Bradlee and I am the Founder and CEO of FriendsOfQuinn: a social network for young adults with learning differences, and for their friend and family. I am looking for young adults right now who are autistic and would be will to blog for me. I have interviewed Steven Spielberg, Sir Richard Branson and Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome whom all have dyslexia. The only video that I have up right now is Steven Spielberg, but the others are on their way.
    When and if you go to the website, the first thing you will is a picture of me. If you are interested, and I hope you are, you can reach me at this emial: quinn@friendsofquinn.com.

  5. I read you comments on Facebook today about being disabled, being a mother, and being judged by others as unfit. It spoke right to my heart as I am also a disabled mother. I share so many of your thoughts and feelings. When I was first married my husband and I decided together that I would stay home to raise my children. I have multiple sclerosis. I raised my children and they are wonderful, successful and compassionate human beings. My disability did not disable my children in anyway. In fact I think it made them stronger, more self sufficient, more understanding human beings.Thank you for your words, they are quite meaningful to me, and you are not alone.

    • Thank so much! I’ve always felt my children benefitted from seeing that a person is still whole and valid even if they do not measure everyone’s expectations, because at some point, each of us doesn’t measure up.

  6. Bridget, You are awesome, brilliant and your words struck a cord with me.
    I was born partially deaf, my family was very supportive and I never looked back. I used my resources to the best of my ability. I, too raised a family and am proud to see you don’t let that hinder your ability to have a normal life as possible. I hope you write books because your life story is such an inspiration, keep up your great writing skills and find satisfaction in keeping others informed. Struggles make great reading and opening closed minds can be your gift to the world.

  7. Hello Bridget
    You have a lot to offer ASD families.
    Would you be interested in sharing a post,poem or other writing in Uncommon Minds, a book of autism poetry? Uncommonminds.webs.com

    Cynthia Drucker
  8. HI, I read a post by Judy Endow which quoted you discussing autism vs. cancer. I would like permission to use this discussion giving you full credit. Please email me at the address below. CJ

    Christine Jenkins

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