I wasn’t going to write anything to mark World Autism Awareness Day this year. This morning, Facebook was kind enough to remind me of what I posted one year ago today. I re-read that post, and still agree with pretty much everything I wrote. But last night, Riley mentioned that she needed to wear blue […]Read more "Autism Awareness Day 2015"
I am amazed. I am humbled. I am wiser and more connected. This little corner of the Internet has seen over 2,000 visitors and over 3,000 page views since my last post, “Living, Not Existing,” in response to the latest Autism Speaks controversy. Those numbers are orders of magnitude larger than my typical traffic. I […]Read more "This Is How We Should Talk About Autism"
This is not a post that I look forward to writing. When it comes to the controversy in the autism community surrounding Autism Speaks, I have found the best policy for me has been to avoid the shouting. The sometimes deep divides in the autism community trouble me. And my own beliefs on autism have […]Read more "Living, Not Existing"
I was going to avoid writing about Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month and World Autism Awareness Day altogether. I didn’t think I had anything worthwhile to add to the discourse, a lot of which disappoints me. I understand some of the divide in the autism community. When you have a disorder under a single umbrella that covers […]Read more "Autism Something Month"