That Shouldn't Happen: The Just World Fallacy and Autism

Everyday, we hear about tragedies, some that hit too close to home for comfort, and our reactions...

Heaviness: Euthanasia For Expediency

It's all over the internet now, the story of the twin brothers in Belgium who were deaf and going...

What's the Harm: When Reality and Wishful Thinking Clash

I'm digging around for posts people have written on what to say/what not to say to autistic people...

Facilitated Communication: Same As It Ever Was (Same As It Ever Was)

In the past couple years, I’ve written over a dozen articles examining facilitated communication...

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Instructor of English and psychology and mother to three on the autism spectrum.

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Every now and then, I need to cleanse my palate, shift directions, and give myself a break. And nothing makes a better break than a light and easy read like Shatner Rules. If you liked Star Trek or Boston Legal or Shit My Dad Says (or T.J. Hooker, or any of the other shows Shatner has done over the last five decades), reading Shatner's latest book is a bright spot, a delight. If you pop for the kindle version, you can even listen to Shatner read it (which I may very well have to do!).

Watch Graham Hill; I'll wait. According to Hill, our shopping obsession has led to more credit card debt, CO2 emissions and stress. I'm pretty sure that most of us will agree that CO2 emissions is weirdly placed.
"[W]ho you are depends on the sum total of your neurobiology." --David Eagleman

Modern neuroscience is making advances in knowledge that our society is not keeping up with, may not be able to keep up with. David Eagleman explores these new inroads in what we know about the brain, the conscious mind, and free will in the interesting (and at times frustrating) Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain.

I sit in the mornings and watch the other four about me, bustling around. I get ready last. With four of us using one bathroom (and the second bathroom being used by the boy and Aphrodite, the foot-biting cat), I wait and watch. It takes time for my body to get ready to move, so I don't mind sitting and watching and directing the movement when folks get off track.

Whether we wish it so or not, whether we comprehend how it can do so, the world spins on. Time doesn't stop. Things don't grind to a halt, and everything keeps moving, sometimes without even pausing to notice.

What We Fight For: Children Who Will Find a Place in the World