Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism awareness month. Somehow I missed Autism day and had intended to post something earlier but it just didn't happen. WHAT IS AUTISM? I found the following description from AutismSpeaks.org Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, … Continue reading Autism Awareness Month

Aspergers and the Media

One of the TV show's I watch regularly is NBC's Parenthood. Parenthood follows the challenges and daily lives of  Zeke (Craig T. Nelson) &  Camile Braverman (Bonnie Bedelia) Braverman and their adult children.  One of on-going story-lines revolves around Adam (Peter Kraus) & wife Kristina (Monica Potter) and the challenges they face raising Max (Max … Continue reading Aspergers and the Media

VBS Experience for Persons with Special Need

Ok, this one is just for folks in the Gainesville, Florida area.  It is a really cool ministry opportunity.  The Christian Pastors' is sponsoring a 2-day  VBS Experience for persons with special needs (developmental disabilities & autism) age 12 and older.  So, here are the important details. When: July 17 & 18, 2009 Friday: Registration … Continue reading VBS Experience for Persons with Special Need

Top 10: 2008 Year in Review

Thought I would repost  a highlight of some of the most popular posts of the year. All selections are based upon number of views. I found it interesting that half of this year's Top 10 are Top 10 lists. #10 Funny Facebook Message [posted 9 July]: Tonight I received on a message Facebook from one … Continue reading Top 10: 2008 Year in Review

Autism: Another Perspective

Saw something this morning on Good Morning America about a controversial group that is attempting to change how outsiders view Autism. The group Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) founded by Ari Ne'eman is an advocate for Autism culture and neurodiverse individuals. Ne'eman himself has been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome. ASAN seeks to promote understanding and … Continue reading Autism: Another Perspective

Response to: Teacher Encourages and Participates in Emotional Abuse of Autistic Student

Well, I did it again my response to a post has grown into a post of its own.. This started out as a response to Elfninosmom's piece about a Wendy Portillo, kindergarten teacher, at Morningside Elementary School in Port St. Lucie, Florida who encouraged her students to excommunicate 5 year-old Alex Barton from their classroom. … Continue reading Response to: Teacher Encourages and Participates in Emotional Abuse of Autistic Student

Banned from Church

Last week ABC News had a report about Adam Race, an autistic boy, who was banned from attending Church of St. Joseph in Bertha, Minnesota. Apparently Adam had become so disruptive that the church considered his attendance a threat to others. Rev. Daniel Walz claims that accommodations were made or at least offered to the … Continue reading Banned from Church