When it comes to animal rights, convenience dictates our activism.
When I speak about growing up with autism to different organizations, schools and businesses, it’s often a surprise for people
His life might not be any of the things I dreamed for him when he was in the womb.
Every young girl who has owned a horse will tell you that horses are steadfast guardians of secrets whispered into necks and manes.
A few of us have been at this "'notable person on the spectrum writes book'-thing" for some time. And whether it's me, Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Jerry Newport, John Elder Robison, or Donna Williams...etc. I'm going to guess that we all, as oldsters, see a tremendous number of young, next-gen spectrumites who are writing, or who are seeking to write books about what life is like on the autism spectrum.
1)What gets you out of bed and why, 2)What you are doing about it, and 3)What everyone can do about it. I know many of us
1. Larger corporations are not the long-term answer we think they are. Yet four of the five above-mentioned organizations
This month is Mental Health Awareness Month. To me, it's a month where we celebrate our differences and uniqueness. For my
In a collection of six short stories he compiled and called "after the quake," Haruki Murakami describes the lives of six random people in the immediate aftermath of the 1995 earthquake that killed 6,434, injured 43,792, and displaced 310,000 citizens of the city of Kobe, Japan.
Autism Without Fear: Schools Need to Bring Back Skilled Trades--A Conversation With Temple Grandin, Ph.D.
"Many kids on the autism spectrum love to build things with Legos. When I was little, if it could be made from paper, tape, and cardboard, it got built. At age three, I had no speech, but lots of therapy and excellent teachers helped me be successful."
Oliver Sacks the prominent neurologist who recently died, wrote about his own prosopagnosia which is the inability to recognize faces. But it was curious that he had an extraordinary ability to recognize and empathize with the conditions of his patients.
As happens so often in life, writer/director Rajeev Nirmalakhandan fell into creating a movie named The Odd Way Home quite by accident. A colleague who'd been engaged to produce a film on autism was unable, so she suggested it to him.
The world would not be the same without them. I think we should focus on understanding and supporting these people rather than ostracizing and mocking them." That said, here are some of the best films dealing with Asperger's
We're always told to look to our elders for advice. We're supposed to take it firsthand from those who've "been there, done that." But when you have a child with autism, it often feels like you're making your way through an endless dark tunnel with no Yoda to guide you.
I believe that training isn't about dominance and control; it's about parenting and responsibility. Parents direct children, children listen (most of the time) and feel safer when they have a good role model at the helm. Training boils down to teaching our human language as a second language to dogs.
How has mentorship made a difference in your professional and personal life? I started as a kid in the studio doing mechanicals
Here's a pattern I've noticed in my work with rescue/shelter dogs: When adult dogs are adopted out of a shelter, it routinely
The Times piece raises the issue that "... (neuro-diversity advocates) deeply resent the focus on erasing autism altogether
Acclaimed children's book author Sara Hoagland Hunter has written a captivating and compelling new book with an unusual twist -- its heroine is autistic.