neurodiversity

Why Does Autism Still Exist?

Why Does Autism Still Exist?

Autism genes thrive because they are the same genes that code for high intelligence.

Refrigerator Mothering is Dead but the Blame Game Lives On

Refrigerator Mothering is Dead but the Blame Game Lives On

A mother’s love is no longer put on trial. But the mother—and now the father too—are still suspect. Suspected of what? Nobody knows for sure.

"No Thanks" to This Line of Autism Research

My family’s DNA is a coveted commodity.  Our older daughter is autistic, and researchers want our blood and saliva.  Once upon a time I would have willingly, enthusiastically donated. Not now.