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My first piece of “fan mail”

“You know, ever since you got diagnosed, it’s like you’re pushing this flowery view of autism on everybody all the time. And it colors everything you think or say about autism. I’m happy that you are okay with it for yourself, and I’m happy that your kids are doing well. But my kid is nothing …

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Autism as seen by my autistic daughter

My sweet girl’s contribution for a community flash blog (that wasn’t part of it because Mommy didn’t submit it on time to be included, oops).  SO I’m sharing it here. She typed this out unprompted and unassisted.  🙂 This is autizum Autizum is something BIG and good. It is fun to type about autizum!  I …

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“Carter”: an exercise in presuming competence

I volunteer on Sunday evenings with our church’s worship and creative arts ministry for children. The kids take fun classes such as kick-boxing, art, hip-hop, cup stacking, Sign Language, music, Legos, etc, and Biblical concepts are interwoven into the lessons. Though children with disabilities are welcome into this program, most of those families seem to …

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Aut2Change the Autism Organizations that we support

My city, like many others around the country, hosts a huge autism walk each year. For which organization? You already know; the biggest one. Yep, that one. Last year, before I knew better, I wanted to show my support for the autism community. So I walked. With my kids. And as we walked, we passed …

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