Tagged with landon bryce

reparative therapy

reparative therapy

  {image is a button that my friend, Chris designed. It features a rainbow ribbon and the words, “Autistic Pride,” also in rainbow. Click on the image to buy one or see her other designs.} One of the ‘core symptoms of autism’ that is mentioned in the article and that many drugs seek to address … Continue reading

disclosure

Disclosure. Telling our kids about their diagnoses. I talk about it a lot. Because I believe in it. I believe that knowledge is power and knowledge of oneself is the greatest tool imaginable. I believe in honoring truth, both fundamental and individual. I believe that withholding truth creates secrets and secrets imply shame. I believe that our … Continue reading

listening

~ “The orifice of learning  is the ear, not the mouth, kid. If you want to actually start learning, shut the $%#@ up and listen.” – Jimmy C I’d love to tell you all about him, but time is short this morning. It will have to suffice to say that Jimmy was my mentor. The … Continue reading

a losing game

. I tell her the Buddhist parable of the mustard seed – the one that my dear friend Judith shared with me so long ago now. The story of the woman who has lost her son – who believes that she is completely alone in her grief. The story in which the Buddha commands her … Continue reading

i love being my own autistic self

~ * So I’ve had a bit of a problem. You see, my friend, Landon Bryce, the author of ThAutcast and its wildly popular accompanying Facebook page, wrote a little book. I call it ‘little’ only because it’s short – and a very quick read. But believe me when I tell you, that it’s actually … Continue reading

nothing about us without us

. Ed note: Yesterday, I sent the following letter to Autism Speaks Co-Founder Suzanne Wright, President Liz Feld and three others. I added the links this morning for your reference.  ~ Dear Suzanne, Liz, et al, I hope this finds you all well. I was thrilled to read yesterday that the House Oversight and Government … Continue reading

speed blogging

* Ready … Set  … Go. I have nine minutes. Nine. But I really, really want to tell you something. So I’m going to give it my best shot. In nine minutes. Damn. Make that eight and half. OK, here goes … The deficit model of education sucks. The idea of focusing on what we … Continue reading