Tagged with asperger’s

dear benedict cumberbatch

dear benedict cumberbatch

{Image is a screenshot of Diary’s Facebook post on Friday night. It reads “Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine. – Alan Turing in The Imitation Game} Dear Mr. Cumberbatch, Firstly, do you mind if I call you Benedict? I’m just not a particularly … Continue reading

neli

neli

Image is a photo of Neli Latson before his arrest – credit Washington Post He had committed no crime before he encountered the deputy that fateful day. He was waiting for the library to open, sitting alone on the grass. An autistic teenager in a hoodie sitting alone on the grass .. waiting for the library to … Continue reading

selling fear

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. – I have been asked numerous times over the last twenty-four hours to write a response to yesterday’s … Continue reading

just what these kids do

just what these kids do

{Image is a photo of a girl wearing a handmade mask. Her face is hidden.} I’m worried about our kids. I’m worried that far too many of them are being diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder and sent upon their merry way – without help, without guidance, and, above all, without ongoing critical analysis because, … Continue reading

life to the fullest

* Yesterday, I was talking to my friend, Jeni, catching up about this and that. The This mostly being their impending move to Montreal (Oh my God!) and the That being her son, Tristan’s acceptance into college with a merit scholarship (Holy crap and Oh My God!). And then she said, “I have to send you … Continue reading

the secret

~ Ed note: You might recall that yesterday’s post began with a note that said, Three magical things happened that night — the first you’ve already read about, of course, but there were two more. and the first of those started with nothing but a phone call. This, my friends, was the third …  THE BACK … Continue reading

stepping into the void

History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ Following the horrific shooting in an Aurora Colorado movie theater in July, Joe Scarborough made the outrageous … Continue reading