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It’s #AutismAwareness month

Four years. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. And at the same time, I’ve forgotten what it’s like to see my son without it through the prism of autism.

Travis will be turning 7 in May. Many of the challenges that we faced when he was first diagnosed have gone away, only to be replaced with new and different ones. In that, autism is a dynamic, morphing, and life-altering process. It has changed me, my wife, and eldest son’s life in ways unfathomable. It has made me revaluate what is truly important. In that, Travis has taught me more than I have taught him.

But, even in our best efforts to try and understand and prepare for what may come forth from Travis as a “classic” autistic – one lower on the scale – it can be surprising. The cost of autism was not something we thought would impact us so soon.

The cost of autism is staggering, and this is just everyday life costs.

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What they’re saying about Andy’s return


  • HBT #2 (Calcaterra):

But will that erase all of the good stuff he’s done? Will that make his amazing body of work go away? Will it keep Pettitte from sitting in a rocking chair one day and thinking about how great a pitcher he was? Of course not. His legacy is already solidified, no matter what he does in 2012. Indeed, it can only really be enhanced if he does something amazing, because most people’s memories are pretty good at pushing out the negativity as the years go on.

“”I don’t think I’m going to fail,” Pettitte said, “but I’m not scared to come back.”Cashman’s Yankees have little to lose here, not with a no-frills, no-incentives contract that could yield them a reliable Game 3 starter in the division series. The pitcher is the vulnerable party in this deal, the one with some exposure.”

  • ESPN #2 (Sweetspot):

“So we can assume Pettitte should be capable of posting an ERA around 4.00.

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