Tips for folks who don’t know better: Presume Intelligence Monday, Nov 21 2011 

I’ve always wanted to help people who don’t know about autism find out about it in a simple, no frills way. This new series will hopefully do just that. The first installment is the most critical piece of dealing with autism, at least in my mind. When you meet someone with autism or aspergers, presume intelligence. By that I mean do not lower your expectations. Do not assume that because this person cannot speak, or speak well, he or she cannot think, feel or reason. Make no assumptions about a person with autism that you would not make about a typical person.



Election Day 2011 Tuesday, Nov 8 2011 

This is my annual exhortation to my readers to vote. I would say that our contentious times require our vote, but we have a responsibility to vote whether or not there are difficult decisions to be made. I don’t align myself with any party, but instead try to vote for the person I feel will do the best job representing my interests, my family’s interests, my client’s interests and the community’s interests. If you want things to change, especially on the local level, you need to vote. My recommendations for the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania races I’m voting in are below.


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