Should policy-directed “best outcomes” from government officials and advocacy groups reduce, rather than enhance, choice for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD)—and sometimes trap them in unsafe, hostile environments?
Are Autistic and Intellectually Disabled People Worthwhile Community Members—or Aren’t They?
I have been reading the proposed changes to North Carolina’s Innovations waiver services and supports, which are designed for individuals … More
Hammer and Screw: Autism Acceptance and Rejection
I opened my talk at the 2019 HANd Autism & Neurodiversity Conference, themed as “My Autism Journey—Various Perspectives,” in this way, … More
Roads Not Taken: Lessons in Autism, Inclusion, and Life
Most of us tend to interpret the world in ways that validate the choices we’ve made and confirm our rightness. … More