The Story of an Autistic Boy & His Family
Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ's

Q: Why are you doing this? Putting all this personal information on the web?

A: It's great therapy to write. To be honest, I don't talk about it much with my friends and family. I mean, I just don't go to dinner with friends and start talking autism-ese. I like to let my mind get away from some of the "autism stress" when I'm working or with friends. But, it seems to work very well putting it on the page. Plus, I've just met too many people that don't really know that much about living with autism. I mean, people around me say they understand and sometimes even ask if there's anything they can do to help. But, when the shit hits the fan and I'm late for something, or have to put in extra hours to pay for some of his therapies or medical bills, making me tired, etc, I've found that I don't get any more slack than anyone else. Not that I'm asking for any. It's just the way it is. I hope this site at least can start some conversation.

Q: Where do you live?

A: Omaha, NE. Right in the middle of the heartland of the USA. We have four distinct seasons and a very popular college football team. (At least here, they're popular). Nebraska does offer some services such as in-home respite care, out of home respite care, etc. etc. Our family had qualified due to Parker's situation. However, due to lack of funding, etc, we are on a 7 year wait for the services. By the way, please don't coming knocking on my door in Omaha thinking I'll invite you in for tea. It just won't happen.

Q: Do you have other kids?

A: Yes, I have a daughter, Claire. She is 10 years old and 17 months older than Parker. Cool kid.

Q: Were you really a professional dancer/singer/actress?

A: Yes. I don't really know if I was that outstanding, but I did work in the professional world. Right now, I own a dance studio, The Broadway Connection, and occasionally am a contract performer for The Rose Theater, a professional children's theater here in Omaha. I dabble in a little bit of choreography around town, too.

Q: Are you trying to make some sort of political or major statement with this blog?

A: No. I'm not there, yet. I do know I have my own opinions and feelings about how autistic people should be treated by society. I can say that it's truly disappointing the way these citizens of our great country aren't taken care of better, or at all, depending on which state you live in. For now, this blog is just to inform of what's going on with the day to day goings on with me and Parker and how we deal with it. Maybe it will make a difference and help make changes for kids, who knows.

Q: Who designed and manages your site?

A: Dreyson Solono at DreyWeb Enterprises. He's my nephew.

Q: Can I contact you?

A: Of course. You can go to the contact page and send me an email. But that's it.