Autism Blog Hop



Studies have shown that among identical twins, if one child has autism, the other will be affected about 36 to 95 percent of the time. In non-identical twins, if one child has autism, then the other is affected about 31 percent of the time.  



The theme of this year’s blog hop is Children’s Toys. While popular toys come and go, some are timeless. I remember playing with a Fisher Price house, farm, and garage when I was a young child. I likely had my mother pulling her hair out with my repeated opening and closing of the barn because I loved the “moo” sound it triggered.

When my twins were young, they had updated versions of that same house, farm, and garage. My daughter loved to put the animals inside the house and the people in the barn. During nap time, I’d clean up the toys that scattered the floor. As I picked up the Fisher Price toys, I automatically lined up the people in the house and the animals in the barn. My daughter would awaken from her nap and make a beeline for those toys and look at me with a mischievous smile as she put the cow and horse back into the house. It was one of her first “jokes,” and it became a regular part of the nap time ritual for quite a while.

Visit the other authors participating in the Autism Blog Hop! The complete list can be found at

As part of the blog hop, I'm giving away an ebook from my backlist - there will be a draw for anyone who comments on this post.

 And finally, if you are interested in supporting Lindengate, a mental health charity that works with autistic children, you can donate here: