Yearly Archive: 2009

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Ari Ne’eman nominated for National Council on Disability

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 16, 2009 President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts: *      ...

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Nonverbal, but communicating….

I apologize for the lack of posts recently. I have been busy with side projects, life, and being AS. I say the last part as I knew I was going into a ‘meltdown’. I dislike...

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After the Firestorm

Amongst the controversy from this past week (RE: “I am Autism.”), a very intriguing, but startling question was posed. “What will happen when [/if] Autism Speaks folds?” I don’t expect them to fold. I think...

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“I am Autism.”

More like, “I’m what happens when you cannot accept Autism.” Warning: If you have not seen this video posted else where, it is very hurtful to those of us on the Spectrum. My husband even...

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ASD Adults Living in England

Source: NHS Information Centre Using the recommended threshold of a score of 10 or more on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 1.0 percent of the adult population had ASD. Published childhood population studies show the...

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Heart of the Matter

Okay. That title seems a bit strange to me, but it really seems to describe how I feel today, this week. My oldest, more affected, son started Kindergarten this school year. We’re in the middle...

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Growing Up and Letting Go

I’ve spoken of change being the Achilles’ Heel of Autism. I’ve spoken of my kids and fighting for their inclusion and school. After all of that, I know what I’m going through is probably pretty...

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The Movie, ‘Adam’

After a day to digest the movie, I’ve decided to write a review of it. This is my point of view of the movie. It also has a great deal of spoilers in it. I...

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Growing into Adulthood

I know I usually try to keep things parenting based in most forms. Today, I’m not because it happens to be my birthday. I’m now 27 yrs old which is no big deal, but I...

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ASDs parenting ASD kids

I was going to do a rant, but got interrupted. Luckily, it gave me some time for reflection and I’ve decided to turn away from being a rant. This is a response to Sarah’s New...