Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Children I Teach

lauranadine/ May 7, 2016/ Uncategorized/ 1 comments

The Children I Teach When I first announced to a group of conference attendees that I believed that any child can learn the violin, even children with motor planning issues, I was faced with mostly doubt.  As I mentioned in the first part of this series, I am often seen as “not autistic enough” because I don’t display stereotypical autistic behaviours.  They expect

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Listen to My Voice

lauranadine/ May 1, 2016/ autism, emotions, music, Uncategorized/ 1 comments

Listen to My Voice In an interview with NPR’s A Closer Look, my son, Jacob, and I talk about living with autism. During our interview we talk about many aspects of our lives, but one theme is reoccurring – a sense of belonging.  Jacob and I both speak of not having a place to fit into every day society, and how our

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