Tagged with autistic self-advocacy

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

king of anything

king of anything

– For Christmas, nearly everyone in Katie’s world pitched in to buy her a piano keyboard. From the moment that she got it and began playing around with it, I started asking her if I could record her singing something. Anything. Because, ya know, I’m her mom and that’s what moms do. And each and … Continue reading

on being heard – with barb rentenbach


* As you may recall, last week was an eventful one here at Diary. The Reader’s Digest version goes something like this … I wrote a post called Rethinking Functional Behavior and the Tyranny of Made-up Deadlines. In that post, I cited my new favorite author and friend, Barb Rentenbach. In so doing, I unwittingly … Continue reading

listening, continued

Part One ~ “The trouble is that once you see it, you can’t unsee it. And once you’ve seen it, keeping quiet, saying nothing, becomes as political an act as speaking out. There is no innocence. Either way, you’re accountable.” — Arundhati Roy That quote is atop Lydia Brown’s blog, Autistic Hoya. It is, in … Continue reading