KARE 11 reported it incorrectly and now it’s been picked up by the Star Tribune and AP, so even though KARE 11 has changed the story and say they will talk about it tonight on air the damage has been done. Here’s what actually happened: Those in charge of the autism program in MPS decidedContinue reading “The Minneapolis School Board did NOT Vote to approve changes to the autism program last night.”
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PBS documentary on life on the spectrum
PLEASE let this be good or at least decent! A new documentary set to premiere on PBS takes a look at life with autism from the perspective of those with the developmental disorder. The film, “Neurotypical,” looks at individuals with autism at different stages of life. It focuses on Violet, 4, who is struggling toContinue reading “PBS documentary on life on the spectrum”
On the supposed “death with dignity” movement, and the value of a disabled life
Whenever assisted suicide comes up amongst my friends and family, they are very pro-assisted suicide. I get angry and quiet and don’t have the energy to explain explain explain, which is unusual for me, but this topic is so vast and exhausting and sometimes I think that no one with a disability is in anyContinue reading “On the supposed “death with dignity” movement, and the value of a disabled life”
ME: AJ, I think you’re handling this disappointment really well — without yelling or freaking out or whining. AJ: I am doing a HORRIBLE job! Listen to me! I’m whining right NOW!
Fifth grade is a time, books like Raising Cain tell me, that boys are figuring out what it means to be boys and eventually men. They are figuring this out in a seething cesspool of social jockeying, confusion, cruelty, and thoughtlessness. And my small-for-his-age, glasses-wearing, underweight, anxious autistic kid is swimming in it. I rememberContinue reading “Helpless”
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