Autistic adults, like adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities more generally, are not often seen as agents of love, joy, connection, relationship, and meaning for others. That’s because they’re not often seen at all.
A new poem: “My Father’s Hands, in memoriam”
Going through an old box yesterday, I came upon a yellowed, frayed 9.5-by-12-inch certificate issued in 1950 to my grandmother, … More
Why might an autistic, intellectually disabled Black boy with Down syndrome be so much more valuable in death than in life? Because his parents made him an organ donor.
My mother had 13 years from the time the youngest of her three sons—that would be me—went off to college … More
I am pleased and genuinely honored to announce that I am joining the board of directors of the Center for … More
Autism is still largely an unknown, even among generally well-educated people. Autism awareness and education still matter a lot, and they are prerequisites for acceptance. Autism awareness and autism acceptance are both essential.
Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities are at greater risk—three times greater than the general population—of COVID-19 complications and/or death. … More
I have been reading the proposed changes to North Carolina’s Innovations waiver services and supports, which are designed for individuals … More
Favorite Person The excitement of hello vibrates and shines not with the promise of what’s to come but just for … More