What to say and not say to a parent that has a child with Autism | Stuart Duncan

What to say and not say to a parent that has a child with Autism Written on May 30, 2011 by Stuart Duncan Filed Under: Autism I’ve written quite often about how having a child with Autism forces you to have far more patience than you ever thought you could have… but there are still … Continue reading What to say and not say to a parent that has a child with Autism | Stuart Duncan

Eight things to remember about a mother of Autistic children – Cleveland Stay-at-Home Moms

I am the mother of three developmentally disabled boys; each falls at a different place on the Autism Spectrum. This is what I wish others knew. 1. I love my children, very much so. If you watch us together and it appears that I have not connected with my child; please don’t judge me. I … Continue reading Eight things to remember about a mother of Autistic children – Cleveland Stay-at-Home Moms

The R-Word. Stop using it. Now. @EndTheWord

Image courtesy http://www.r-word.org Over a year ago, I'd written something to submit as part of my portfolio for my Master's degree. Here's a short excerpt (read the entire piece here): Too often people use disabilities as an abusive way of insulting the so-called normal human beings. A few years ago, my family and I were … Continue reading The R-Word. Stop using it. Now. @EndTheWord

Would you stand up for a special needs person you didn’t know? via @AutisticHelper

via autistichelper.org I spotted this video yesterday on AutisticHelper.org (from Twitter, via @cookiemonster82) and started sniffling and shedding a few tears while watching. Edit: The video seems to have been taken down, but you can view it here Karan's had to deal with similar verbal outbursts and non-verbal glances of disgust. And it's not like … Continue reading Would you stand up for a special needs person you didn’t know? via @AutisticHelper

Shutdown or speak out? What November 1 means to me.

Twitter - that wonderful giver of delightful and disastrous news - was where I first read about Communication Shutdown. The web site said: "It's a global initiative to raise much-needed funds for autism groups in over 40 countries. By shutting down social networks for one day on November 1, we hope to encourage a greater … Continue reading Shutdown or speak out? What November 1 means to me.