Category Archives: diversity

Packing and Unpacking: Distance Education and the Social Model of Disability

I am finally packed. Gah – I am so terrible at packing… It taxes my executive function because… anticipating… and predicting… and sorting… and organizing… and planning… and DECISIONS!! So now that this is done, I will tell you about … Continue reading

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1…2…3… Magic!! Christy Clark needs a time out!! #BCTF

Originally posted on Thirty Days of Autism:
87%… That is the result. I sit tonight on the brink of an abyss of sorts… and I stare into the darkness – with unknown demons on the move. It sounds like the…

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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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Autism, Empathy, and The R Word

Originally posted on Thirty Days of Autism:
I have to tell you that my son, H, loved watching a somewhat irritating internet show called ‘Fred’ – which I think is rather much of a sensation with the early teen or…

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Stop… and Rail Against Stigma!

“Stop,” a poem about the damage of negative stigma for Autistic people and those who love and support them, was originally published here, and was written in memory of Alex Spourdalakis… and far too many others… I am ready for … Continue reading

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Fabulous Fringes: A Poem

In response to being described as a radical fringe element… Bring it!! Fabulous Fringes I love the edges of things places of intersectionality where ideas meet thinking is broadened perspectives are shared there is beauty in the edges the fabulous … Continue reading

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Doctor Who and St. Nick: What my child needed for Christmas

H woke up early this morning…“It is Christmas, Mom! C’mon… get up!” Then quoting Mr. Scrooge he added, “I don’t know what to do! I’m as light as a feather, I’m as happy as an angel, I’m as merry as … Continue reading

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The Great Chicago TASH Adventure

I am sitting now in the airport, awaiting my flight home to Vancouver via Portland. It is a welcomed quiet; an empty space to pull together my thinking and reflect upon the many ways I have been nudged and influenced … Continue reading

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Wright vs Right: Autism $peaks is Completely Wrong

Please stand with the Autistic community and those who love and support them… Please visit the Petition to the Corporate Sponsors of Autism Speaks. Please sign and share widely, along with the other the links at the bottom of … Continue reading

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I am H: This is Autism

H is proud to share this image. I love his PRIDE! Rail against the stigma!! Last Monday, Autism Speaks told the world that autism is:  . . . living in despair  . . . fear of the future  . . … Continue reading

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