Hello! Welcome to "On the Spectrum". This blog is meant to serve as a second home to my webcomic, On the Spectrum. OTS is also has a MySpace page: (www.myspace.com/on_the_spectrum)
This is a web comic about AUTSIM that I started publishing in late July, 2008. In it I share stories about my family's humorous and sometimes frustrating experiences in raising our two autistic sons Michael and Jacob. I hope that nobody gets the impression that I am 'making fun' of anyone, or taking a very serious issue lightly. There are three principals that guide my work: (1) that it is important and good to LAUGH. (2) That we have this in common, and the more we realize how many other people share what we have the less alone we will all feel. (3) That autistic childeren are first and foremost CHILDREN. And they have all the same desire to be a kid as every other kid... it just gets expressed a little differently.
I should mention up front that I am an absolute comment whore. I LOVE hearing what every thinks, and finding out about similar experiecnes that they had. So PLEASE feel free to leave comments, ask questions, share stories, let me know what you like (or don't), anything really. And I'm generally pretty good about answering back.
It is with the utmost affecton for my own children and autistic childeren everywhere that I share these stories. I hope you enjoy them!