Autism

I am proud of the fact that I pushed and continued to push for her autism evaluation, as this is where all the validation in the world has erased the sting of judgment from strangers.

Things Well-Meaning Adults Say To My Autistic Child

People should stop assuming things about my autistic child. Read...
Pauline Campos    |   07.24.17   |   SHARE
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“Is autism my super power?” she asked me, giggling.

Being A Voice For My Daughter's Autism 

“Is autism my super power?” she asked me, giggling. Read...
Pauline Campos    |   07.14.17   |   SHARE
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Kathy Lette and her son Julius

Here's What I Think About The Woman Who Almost Hired A Prostitute For Her Autistic Son 

There are neurotypical men who have just as much trouble finding relationships with women, men who want real love, and though I don't know for sure, Read...
Liza Walter   |   07.10.17   |   SHARE
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Stop Shaming Parents For Letting Their Kids Play With iPads On Family Outings

No shame. No room for good, old-fashioned, parent-shaming from ignorant onlookers who may have assumed my husband and I are too weak to ignore the Read...
Pauline Campos    |   06.26.17   |   SHARE
A new friend for a new generation of kids. (Image Credit: Instagram/@sesamestreet)

World, Meet Julia: Sesame Street Introduces New Character With Autism

Over the years, Sesame Street has been a pioneer in holding up a mirror to the lived experiences of children and giving them a friendly Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   03.20.17   |   SHARE
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image credit: Joni Edelman

Are My Child's Special Needs My Fault?

Day three of “no.” Let’s get dressed. No. Let’s eat breakfast. No. Time to get our shoes on! No. Quickly, let’s get ready for school! We don’t want Read...
joni edelman   |   11.17.16   |   SHARE
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Aaron. Image: author.

The Police Shot And Killed My Friend Aaron

The only people who paid the price for Aaron's death were his family and friends. This must stop. Police should never be above the law they have Read...
Carrie Saum    |   08.10.16   |   SHARE
Minds
“The police shooting of ‪Charles Kinsey last week [as of writing] exposed the myth of policing as a viable response to crisis scenarios in the United States.” Image: by Daniel Arauz/Flickr.

Not Everyone Thinks Funneling More Resources Into Police 'Training' Is Solution to Racist Violence

Some human rights campaigners argue that now is an important time to scrutinize federal funding of highly-militarized police trainings in the Miami Read...
Sarah Lazare of AlterNet    |   08.2.16   |   SHARE
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