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Dichotomies of Functionality

The following post includes some very personal information. I’d appreciate it if those who know me in the “real world” not use it against me or judge me for sharing it. This is a hurdle I’ve struggled with traversing, when it comes to writing about being autistic… being truly open about how it affects me. […]

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Public Parenting… You’re Doing It Wrong

When you post memes which say: “Imagine being a therapist… living with your anxious clients. Always on call. They can knock on your bedroom door at any given moment. They have your private cell phone number when you leave the office. You are the one person in the world they trust with all of their secrets […]

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Can We Please Stop “Aspie”-ing Now?

In a Psychology Today article published earlier today, John Elder Robison, published a story regarding downright despicable revelations about Hans Asperger. “I had some doubts about Asperger’s kindness already. Several years ago, in my role on government autism committees, I listened to allegations of all the ‘new things’ that were appearing in autistic kids. In […]

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The Problem With Hillary Clinton

Before you laud Hillary Clinton’s “autism plan” please consider the following statements…  “’As a country, we must make a priority of supporting the millions of Americans with autism, and their loved ones,’ Clinton said of the autism initiative. ‘Too many American families are staying up at night worrying about their family members, especially children, who […]

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Mutual Appreciation Society

Today, Diary of a Mom published a letter she wrote to me. It’s just as positively overwhelming reading it a second time, especially now that it’s out in the world. Yesterday, Jess asked if she could send me a letter she wrote for me, because she wanted to post it publicly, but not without my permission. […]

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We Will Get Rid of Bullying

Saw a meme on a friend’s Facebook today. Disagreed strongly with it. Fixed it. My edits are in red and include the words over the actual photo. The original meme stated: “We will never get rid of bullying / We should teach kids how to stand up for themselves instead of wearing pink ribbons and […]

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Farewell to Portland & Moya

On an airplane, headed back home from TASH. Thank goodness for overpriced, ridiculously slow wifi on planes! So immensely grateful I was able to meet so many wonder activists and advocates, some whom I have had the pleasure of being able to communicate with online regularly and some of whom I was introduced to for […]

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TASH-bound!

Currently in the air above Yosemite National Park, flying toward Portland. If you’re attending TASH this week, be sure to check out the Parenting Autistic Children with Love & Acceptance poster presentation tomorrow, between and 4:30PM & 7:00PM, in Salon F …and then the Autism Women’s Network breakout session “Creating Supportive & Inclusive Spaces For Autistic Women” from 9:20AM […]

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How Not to Awareness

If you are a parent who is creating an “awareness” campaign and you decide you don’t want to involve autistic people… stop. Don’t do that thing you want to do. You don’t get to speak about us, without us. And awareness… what a joke. Let’s not, shall we? Education is what you want to focus […]

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