Category Archives: acceptance

Road Trip Activism… #BoycottAutismSpeaks

The other day H and I went on a road trip to Bellingham, WA. We talked long, as is our habit on lengthy drives, and had the chance to explore all sorts of topics. We also nabbed the chance to … Continue reading

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Autistic Sun

“The image is called Autistic Sun. That is what it stands for. Do not trust the puzzle piece. Do not live with fear. Just be yourself. Autistic people can make the world their own.”  H Image description: A mixed media … Continue reading

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Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance #EducateSesame Street

It has recently been announced that Sesame Street intends to partner with Autism Speaks to create programming for children, which is definitely not a positive move for reducing stigma for Autistic people. Please sign and share this petition urging Sesame … Continue reading

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Birds singing at night…

I love this time of year when the days are getting longer and I awaken to birdsong in the early morning… It feels so renewing and full of hope to know that spring has kept its perennial promise and has … Continue reading

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Corbett O’Toole on Enduring Activism: “Dancing for the Win”

I met Corbett O’Toole at TASH in Chicago. We hung out – we talked – she is fabulous – we quickly became friends. Corbett invited me to attend her talk to the University of Illinois at Chicago Disabilities Studies Doctoral … Continue reading

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Expressions of PosAutivity #AutismPositivity2014

So excited to announce… (insert drumroll) The Third Annual Autism Positivity Flashblog on April 30th, 2014!! Join us in honouring diverse forms of communication and in celebrating Autism Acceptance and we will once again flood Google with positive messages about Autism.  … Continue reading

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Age Appropriate??? The Third Glance on Play and Toys

My friend E wrote this wonderful piece and has generously given her permission for me to publish it here as well.  I love E’s message for so many reasons, one of which is the self-understanding and strength amplified in her … Continue reading

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Everybody and their Frog: Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance

Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance has just published the first issue of a wonderful new magazine, and everybody is reading it!! And it is not expensive. In fact it is free, and you can get a copy to … Continue reading

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On the Streets of Philadelphia

This happened in Philadelphia… In solidarity with the AutismHWY.com Chalk Festival… I may or may not have had accomplices… (Okay – well – I did… but I am protecting their identity…) _________________________________________________________ 30 Days of Autism is a project designed … Continue reading

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My Plan B is… Stick to Plan A!!

This past week was the marking of the third year of this blog… no fanfare needed… because there is so much work that needs to be done. And I am busy – so busy – with working at my wonderful … Continue reading

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