La Piscine

Water is undoubtably as fascinating as it is necessary to all earth’s creatures. Many autistics, like our son, are particularly drawn to bodies of water, mesmerized by rain, even obsessed with appliances that use water. Although this attraction requires vigilance from his caretaker Continue reading

Afternoon in the Park

contempoary art installation at Jardin des Plantes in Paris during F.I.A.C.

Rosa Luxemburg by Nicolas Milhé in the Jardin des Plantes during F.I.A.C.

Beaux Arts Magazine recently devoted an entire issue to “Seeing Art Differently”. Alerted to the headline, I snatched it off the shelf only to discover that by differently they meant Continue reading

Welcome to Holland in France

holland in france illustration by Elisa Palluau

Neurodiversity runs in our family. That is to say, some of us are neurotypical, others are not, although which is which isn’t always clear. Another complexity: we are a multicultural family. My husband is French, I am Mexican-American, and our French-born children have lived equally as long in Europe as the United States. I have often been asked to describe my experience of raising a child with a disability in France. Continue reading