Category: Advocacy

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Fallacy of a Generation

Yesterday,  we were introduced to two new culprits of the greatest fallacy of a generation, Dr. Paul Steinburg and Benjamin Nugent. What is this great fallacy? That Asperger’s Syndrome is nothing more than a social...

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Blogaround: The Loud Hands Project

If you haven’t heard of The Loud Hands Project, then I apologize for not telling you of this wonderful project that is part of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network‘s new programming for 2012. Loud Hands...

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Self-fulfilling Prophecies

We are getting ready to move to the DC metro area in a couple of months. The move talk has been exciting and I will miss the people I have come to know in the...

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“Asperger’s Syndrome is infectious.”

In 2 min, Tony Attwood gave more credit to the idea that we should not have kids… should not work beside “normal” populations… and called us infectious.  Tony Attwood has rarely been a good proponent of...

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Are You Standing In Their Way?

Sorry to my Autistic audience… this post is meant for the non-autistic parents in my audience. ——- This is a conglomeration of thought based on several things I have read and conversations I’ve had recently, and quite...

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ASDay: 1 Year Later

There is something to be said about inspiring, upbeat blogging. It creates a sense of worth in all who read it. Last year, what I wrote, I felt was inspiring and upbeat looking at all...

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Awareness? Acceptance! Accommodation…

Today is Autism Acceptance Day. Tomorrow is Autism Awareness Day. Next week the boys have their birthdays. This month is supposed to be devoted to Autism. After today, I realize more than ever the need...

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The Wandering Code

It’s like dueling banjos over at Change.org and on Twitter. On the one side, you have the National Autism Association sending out regular tweets and getting “their side” to sign their petition. Their petition states...