Tagged with sparrow rose jones

dear amy and dean

The back story Dear Amy and Dean, I get it. That’s what I’m writing to tell you. That I get it. Well, partly. That’s a good place to start, at least. You see, I too am the mother of an Autistic child. Just a note, I use the term Autistic very purposefully out of respect for her … Continue reading

unbroken

unbroken

{image is a photo of two beautiful wild horses. Source.} Please take a moment to read (not skim, but actually read) the following two definitions before continuing. bro·ken/ˈbrōkən/ adjective 1. having been fractured or damaged and no longer in one piece or in working order. 2. (of a person) having given up all hope; despairing. … Continue reading

dear suzanne – again

dear suzanne – again

Dear Suzanne, It seems we’re here again. I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be having a different version of the same old tired conversation. But I don’t know what else to do. I don’t know how else to counter the harm that you continue to do in the name of some … Continue reading

welcome, jerry

welcome, jerry

In a revealing conversation, Jerry Seinfeld tells Brian Williams he’s observed in himself behavior that makes him think he may have autism. “I think on a very drawn-out scale, I think I’m on the spectrum,” said Seinfeld. “Basic social engagement is really a struggle. I’m very literal, when people talk to me and they use … Continue reading

aba – by sparrow rose jones

Ed note: I am so honored and grateful to be able to share what follows here. It was written by Sparrow Rose Jones, who calls herself as “a middle-aged Autistic adult.” She is an author, a composer, an artist, and a self-described polymath (which I had to look up and might now be my new favorite word.)  When I read the … Continue reading

why

~ Three times in the last two weeks, I have been asked some version of the same question. Why do you continue to engage with Autism Speaks when you clearly find so many things about the organization so troubling? Three times, I have answered essentially the same way. Because they are visible. And because they … Continue reading