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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

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


~ “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

the point

~ OK, So before all of this Joe Scarborough insanity, I had planned to post about something entirely different. Something light-hearted. Something sort of funny even. Now that I’ve dedicated forty-eight hours to Joe (there’s been FAR more behind the scenes than you’ve seen here on the blog) I know that I desperately need to … Continue reading

to lay the barricades aside

~ And it seems so hard To keep it all together When the walls are fallin’ down On every side Yeah but I’ll be damned If I’ll give up on it easy I’ve worked too hard To lay the barricades aside ~ Pat Green Taunting Boo Radley became passe. ~ To Kill a Mockingbird ~ … Continue reading