18 Kara Wilson | On parenting a hilarious daughter with Asperger's, and the importance of humor in getting through


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I'm stoked to be chatting with Kara Wilson today. Kara has a 6 year-old daughter with Asperger's, and pens a fantastic blog called Karacteristic: Stirred, Not Shaken.<--LOVE.

I discovered her hilarious short story Welcome to Asperger's Island in the 2011 book Wit and Wisdom from the Parents of Special Needs Kids: Mostly True Stories of Life on the Spectrum. I read the story for you at the end of the episode. Heads on your desks, people- it's story time!

Catch Kara on Twitter @ellieswords, and on the world wide web at http://karacteristic.com. Did I mention that you MUST follow her on Twitter? That's where you can read gems like this from her daughter:

Ellie ?@ellieswords

Mom, if I don't have school tomorrow, maybe you could look up what the "f" word is for me. #overmydeadbody #onlysix #NOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooo

Nice try, Ellie. Nice try. *wink!*


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