Welcome to Jacki’s Blog!  I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts and insights regarding neurodiversity (autism, ADHD, Auditory and Sensory Processing Syndrome, dyslexia, Irlen syndrome), parenting, education, inclusion, healing, faith, and more! I hope you will find them enlightening and inspiring, and looking forward to reading your feedback!

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Coping With Grief

My apologies. It’s been quite a while since I’ve had the presence of mind to post on my blog. But now, slowly, my mind is

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Hug Someone You Love

Hug someone you loveTurn off all of the noiseSlowly close your eyesAnd sink into their arms. Hug someone you loveLet yourself feel something moreThen rage,

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Ode to Different Brains

When I look back on my childhoodI remember how I fooled everyone around meso wellthat nobody believed me when I told them, I was different. They

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The Light of Chanukah

It’s the darkest time of the yearwhen I often feel engulfedin a dulling heavinessthat seeps into my souland drains my vitality and motivation. Somehow, I keep

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Ode to a Cloudy Day

Today was the kind of day where I could feel the dark grey clouds covering the sky slowly seep through my pores and envelope my

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Happy Sukkot!

B”H One of the most important mitzvot on Sukkot is “Samachta B’hagaycha” (be happy on the holiday.) So, I’d like to wish all of you

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Mindset and Mistakes- Lessons from LEGO

An enlightening discussion with my son who discovered through building LEGO that, more often than not, “mistakes” turn out to be excellent opportunities for growth, opportunity, learning, and discovery.

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Who Owns the Puzzle Piece?

back to JACKI’S  BLOG THOUGHTS Who Owns the Puzzle Piece? A few months ago, I excitedly announced the publication of my first book “Moving Forward: Reflections

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Jacki Edry

Jacki Edry

Jacki Edry is a graduate of Hampshire College and has an extensive background in education, writing, and marketing. She has been exploring the world of autism and neurodiversity for over thirty-five years. 

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Moving Forward  is a journey between the worlds of autism, neurodiversity, brain surgery recovery, and faith. It provides a rare glimpse into how sensory and neurological processing affect functioning and thought, through the eyes of a professional, parent, and woman who has experienced them firsthand.

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