Tagged with neurodiversity

wherever you are

wherever you are

Yesterday, I wrote a post detailing a conversation that I’d had with an autistic man regarding the Autism Acceptance magnet on the back of my car. If you haven’t yet read it, I’d be grateful if you’d take a moment to do so before continuing so that what follows will be in context. Read the … Continue reading

what neurodiversity isn’t

  {image is a photo of Brooke from last week, midair in a jump above the beach. Behind her, the surf is powerfully white, the sky is impossibly blue, and every fiber of her being is calling back her joy to the universe. I love this girl with everything I am and, thanks to her, … Continue reading

no sides from which to choose

What do you see? * [W]e have to examine *illness* and *identity*, understand that observation will usually happen in one domain or the other, and come up with a syncretic mechanics. We need a vocabulary in which the two concepts are not opposites, but compatible aspects of a condition. * Neutrality, which appears to lie … Continue reading

the search for a new language

*** In short, we can live inside our fear for the future or we can say to hell with it and run alongside her as she blazes a path that leads us unwittingly to our own self-acceptance as we guide her to hers. And we can invite everyone with whom we come into contact to … Continue reading

this place

this place

* Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.  ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin ** Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. ~Ambrose Redmoon *** From Happy Squeal, October, 2012 … June, 2006 Brooke is three. … Continue reading

hurt is not betrayal

~ I don’t why this moment should feel any different. From the outside at least, it’s identical to countless others. We’re in a booth, tucked into a back corner of the Ninety-Nine, one in a chain of family restaurants that dot the map here in Massachusetts. We’re in the corner because we’ve requested, as we … Continue reading