One night, I don't know what came over me. I sat and tweeted everything in my mind at that moment that had to do with autism and my brother. My brother is nearly 16, and we've been living with autism since he was about 3. Thirteen years and I still haven't figured everything out...everything there … Continue reading Late night thoughts on autism
"It makes me sad; not that he's different but that people can be so mean"
Bookmarks designed by Saurabh Chhabra (@2S8) What's happening with ManzilBooks? For those joining in now, here's my plea to the community asking to donate books, and here's the first #manzilbooks event we held at Wild Peeta. Initially, the school wanted to hold their booksale in June, but haven't hit the required 10,000 books the people … Continue reading The #manzilbooks update
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
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
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
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
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.
via 2.bp.blogspot.com This is one of the postcards from the August 1 2010 PostSecret update. When I saw this, I thought of Karan. His autism is invisible. It doesn't show itself on his face, his limbs ... there is no outward flashing sign saying: "Something is different!" Which is probably why when we go out … Continue reading “I have Invisible Disabilities”