Katie Read

Katie Read is a Marriage and Family Therapist, and she laughingly believed this would somehow make parenthood easier. She lives in Northern CA with her husband and two young boys—the older of whom has recently been diagnosed with autism. She is a regular contributor to Psyched in San Francisco and can also be found at KatieReadTherapy.com.

Autism, or Half a Haircut?

Autism_Chispa Magazine

We are sitting on the floor of the living room, him on a towel, me kneeling beside him. He’s holding the Ipad, because I had a dream that it would distract him and make this easier. It hasn’t. I have run the clippers—clumsily, inexpertly—over his left ear and a bit of his neck. He is…