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autism respect month

autism respect month

April is coming. We all know what that means. A whole lot of talk about autism. Some of it constructive. A lot of it really damn DEstructive. My dear friend, M, who is autistic, recently wrote: One of the most common complaints I hear from parents with children on the spectrum is that, when they … Continue reading

but what if he’s wrong?

but what if he’s wrong?

  {image is a photo of me at a podium, speaking into a microphone at an Autism Speaks walk kickoff in 2010.} Yesterday, I read a post that was written a couple of months ago, but just made its way to my screen. It was written by a woman who goes by Amythest on her tumblr, … Continue reading

m, the pathology of difference, and a frog

{image is a photo of a frog, beneath which is the following text: Scientists tested a frog. They cut off its legs and shouted, “Jump!” The frog didn’t jump. The scientists concluded that when frogs lose their legs, they become deaf.}   My friend, M wrote this wonderful post the other day about, ya know, … Continue reading

out of the shadows

out of the shadows

– Yesterday, I wrote a post about how a dear friend of mine told her son for the first time that there was a name for the constellation of gifts and challenges that help to make him who he is. I told the story about him smiling at the news that he, in his words, … Continue reading

invisible strings

So I have this friend. A guy who goes by M Kelter. It’s kind of a funny friendship, I suppose, as we’ve only actually met once. But that’s never seemed to matter much. He was one of the first autistic people who I came to know through these here Interwebz.  His story, when I came into … Continue reading