The Newtown Tragedy and Asperger's Syndrome

The tragic shooting that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday is just unfathomable.  I get a lump in my throat and my eyes burn with tears just thinking about it.  How are those folks in Newtown, Connecticut even breathing today? ...more

Your Mother's Living Room Is Not The Place To Be Naked

Dear Tazi: My adult son moved home with me last year after he lost his job. I do not mind that he is still here because I understand the difficult economy we are experiencing, but I do have a problem with some of his living habits. ...more

world autism awareness day | madison, wi autism & special needs photographer

World Autism Awareness Day!Happy April 2nd!...more

April As Autism Acceptance Month

Many autism organizations are celebrating April as Autism Awareness Month. But others, especially those in which autistic people have a say, are celebrating Autism Acceptance Month instead. Why? Because Autism Awareness doesn't really help autistic people in general, and kids like my son Leo specifically. It makes it too easy for well-meaning people to feel they are "doing something" about autism if they wear a blue ribbon or buy a blue light bulb -- when neither of those actions translate to real-world benefits and support for autistics and autism families....more
StreettubaATL shannonrosa ...research funding to something productive. And maybe inspire others ...more

Do You Know What Autism Looks Like?

Do you know what autism looks like?I can't say that I do....more

AUTISM: MedicAlert AK Autism Band Launch

Ok, so most of you probably know by now that April is Autism Awareness month.{If you follow me on Twitter, you will be in no doubt at all by now!}...more

Autism, 1 year later...hang with me, I am long winded tonight

Lily was diagnosed with moderate to high functioning Autism on January 14, 2010.  ...more

Social Disabilites & Me

Thanks! Wow, a comment already. Ok, I'm sold...a blogger, I shall be. :Dmore


I was reading something my friend posted on Plurk the other day, about  scientists creating autistic mice. I had read about this in the paper, and wasn’t really convinced by the whole thing. However, I do find any and all research into autism worth at least listening to....more

This is exactly how I see both of my sons. Autism isn't everything about them, but it is part ...more

Dignified & Genius: Golden Moment for Autism at Golden Globes

If you watched the Golden Globes this past Sunday, did you notice the poignant moment between actress Claire Danes and Temple Grandin? I did. I noticed every single interaction between them. Why? Because I was watching those moments like a hawk. You see, Claire Danes won Best Actress in a Mini-Series for her portrayal of Temple Grandin, one of the most impressive autism advocates on the planet. A woman who happens to be autistic herself....more
I hired the Temple Grandin costume designer to make a couple of pod costumes, so the story came ...more