My son recently said to me, “The Internet thinks of autism as stupid people. Stupid and autism go hand in hand, on the Internet.” What? I asked him to clarify that statement. And, he did. He said, “When I read things on the Internet about autism, it seems like autism is called things like stupid. On the Internet. I’ve seen it a bunch of times. The Internet thinks … [Read more...] about What the Internet Thinks of Autism
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A post I read on the Internet made me think about the ironic opposites that sometimes exists in the autism world. What was the post? The post I saw was about autism and it related an opposite that (really) only people with autism knowledge would understand. It compared a trait of some kids with autism—many stim by lining up objects. The ironic comparison was that while … [Read more...] about Ironic Autism Opposites
Accepting the Autism Diagnosis I was recently reminded of the early days and months of our child’s autism diagnosis. Did we accept the diagnosis right away? Well, our son was too young for an official diagnosis. In those “early days,” he was developmental delayed. We were given a provisional diagnosis from a California Regional Center which gave him … [Read more...] about Accepting the Autism Diagnosis
Can you recall a time when you were bullied as a kid? I can. I clearly remember what it is like to be teased, shunned and physically overwhelmed by someone bigger and stronger than myself. It felt awful. Even now, 24 years later, I can still remember the shame, pain and embarrassment of it all. I cannot imagine growing up in today's world with technology and social media around … [Read more...] about Should Facebook Have a “Bully” Button?