They’ll Never Listen, They’ll Never Learn

They ignored, from early on, the actual autistics who they claimed they were advocating for They didn't listen, they didn't learn! They greedily engorged their charities with donations, fattening the "organizations" more than helping those actually needing the help They didn't listen, they didn't learn! They produced some of the most harmful, sensationalist, manipulative propaganda…Read more They’ll Never Listen, They’ll Never Learn

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I Was Not Surprised

  On the Underwhelming Reality of Confirming the Obvious[This one is a bit of a sleeper but here it is for the sake of completeness.]The day finally came! After months of having started my official diagnosis process, many more months waiting for even the initial orientation appointment, years sorting out whether it was even worth it…Read more I Was Not Surprised

My Brother, My Keeper

On Family, Brotherhood and the Ties that Bind ...Then God said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?”   Genesis (Bereshit) 4:9 "... and they may not see each other for days, or weeks, months... even years at a time. But if there's love,…Read more My Brother, My Keeper

Thank You for the Music

For its Power, Magic and Transcendence “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ― Maya Angelou Have you ever felt that something you read or heard someone say was almost taken out of your own head? I resonate so much with the words…Read more Thank You for the Music

Stimming Confidential

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Fidget Spinners and Bouncing Knees It took me a long time to make up my mind and write this post. Because it addresses what is both the biggest motivator and also the hardest thing to come to terms with about this topic. Namely the embarrassment, stigma and misinformation attached to…Read more Stimming Confidential

Burned Bridges, Lost Opportunities

Follow my blog with Bloglovin On Mourning for What Could Have Been   Let the pity party begin! So much has slipped through my fingers through the years! Jobs, promising careers, relationships! Scientist, musician, opera singer, programmer, teacher, therapist, nurse, boss, employee, manager, activist, friend, lover, son, partner. So many failed attempts at getting it…Read more Burned Bridges, Lost Opportunities

Stop the Madness!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin On Sensationalism and Irresponsible Journalism (part 1) http://inshapetoday.com/now-official-fda-announced-vaccines-causing-autism/ [RANT ALERT] So, I found this thing (in the link above) on my facebook feed. I don't have the time or the patience to write a comprehensive response at this point, but I could not simply "let it pass." Therefore, I'm releasing…Read more Stop the Madness!