Mara palmen Drew. Goldsmith, age 8; dx'd at 23 mos; ml ; "Only true love can differentiate stupidity and ugliness from brilliance and beauty." resume Lora 'miut' davies, uk ( m ) and ( t ). Jan Rankowski, 10, lisa Angel, 20, Ames,. Though I have some inclination to be published, m/katiuska is all I have. (Someday.) Philip Arnold Ashton, uk bridgett Kathleen Mahoney, il, usa paul Hubbard, lancashire, uk - the self is not some kind of equation where one can add and subtract 'undesirable' characteristics at will. Take away the behaviours and perceptions of the autistic and you do not cure them you destroy a unique individual. I do not need others to speak for me, i can manage that quite well by myself. If the author had referred to Blacks, jews or gays in the way 'he' does with Autistics no-one would stand for it, so why the double standards? The word "ignorance" might be a better substitute for "Autism" in the article, perhaps?
Jane meyerding, m Felix seidel Physical age 14, aspie, not a "victim" of a "disorder" "almost worse than death". This stuff is just bathetic, pointless rhetoric. "I am not a number. I am a free man!" - the unnamed protagonist, "The Prisoner" Kis Brink camilla "elmindreda" Berglund, sweden reflections. Jessica ross, 20, Ames, ia tracy rivera Abigail rivera camille Clark, 45, upstate california m I do not understand why marty/Omri felt justified in writing this position paper on the worthlessness of autism that distinctly implies the worthlessness of autistics. Autistics through their autism have contributed greatly to the world. We are not worthless. We are not culls. Schneider, autistic Author: 1) Discovering my autism: Apologia pro vita sua (With Apologies to cardinal Newman), and 2) living the good Life with Autism.
Autobiography of a, yogi - wikipedia
You can't 'read' us in person - so read us in print!" -dkm diane burczyk, redcliff, Alberta, age 47 Parrish. Knight, age 36, silver Spring, md, diagnosed autistic. Autism is summaries not something I have. It is integral to who. Eliminate the autism, and you eliminate. When you say you want a cure, you are saying I should be put to death.
Denise "Moggy" degraf, 27, bay area of California - t/mustang/moggy autistic, ba from. Berkeley in English; perseverant on cats, disability studies, and autism. Most of my writing is on discussion lists and personal site posts. I'm moderator of the yahooGroups "Autism Spectrum And Proud Of It "Autism Spectrum people "Autism Spectrum couples and the livejournal community "Asperger". Happily partnered to also-autistic Parrish.
Kimberly tucker, 39, m Mimestream's Story. Look for " Women From Another Planet " available from Barnes and Noble online, a real portrayal of women on the spectrum. My stories in that anthology are ' eraser Balls ' and ' because Its Friday. ' i am a frequent contributor to Planet Vermont quarterly, march. Press, and kaleidoscope (Exploring the Experience of Disability Through Literature and The fine Arts).
Also i've written for hearing health and Curbside review. Autisticness is not just just some condition shining through my personality waiting for a 'cure'. And it ain't broke. Lucas McCarty, 20, "Find me one autistic with no co-morbids, no self-esteem issues and shows they are not being told what to say that can agree with this tosh." Tony langdon, /tlang1 Tony's Home page and Information Resources. March, 39, Springfield, missouri (US). Self-diagnosed with "Asperger's" in July of 2002; formally diagnosed with same in January of 2004. Volunteer, activist, and lifelong student of cognitive science, psychology, sociology, ethics, peace and justice, gender issues, interdisciplinary relations, music, d. Relevant webpages: m/dkmnow and m/users/dkmnow/.
Autobiography of a, yogi (Self-realization
Sam Storey, 11, uk stephen. Shore, autistic ; President, Asperger's Association of write New England ( www. Aane.org former board member of Autism Society of America ( tism-society. Org author of beyond the wall: Personal Experiences with Autism and Asperger Syndrome and Editor of Ask and Tell: Self-advocacy and Disclosure for people on the autism Spectrum ; Finishing doctoral dissertation on autism; my website. Donna williams, t donna williams. International public speaker and Author of the autobiographical series; Nobody nowhere, somebody somewhere, like color to the Blind, everyday heaven, the text books Autism; An Inside out Approach, autism And Sensing; The Unlost Instinct, exposure Anxiety; The Invisible cage and (upcoming) The jumbled Jigsaw. I am a person diagnosed with Autism who has spent a large chunk of my life celebrating the personhood of all people with Autism, myself included. Kathleen Fasanella, as dx 8/99 m m minna mettinen, age 38 ontario canada photographs by minna mettinen, taking the "local" to toronto in mukluks Minna reports on the The geneva centres International Symposium on Autism 2002., reflections on: autisart of whm by temple grandin written.
Clay adams, 58, new York, m Clay adam's Page. Cody "codeman38" boisclair, t/ Phil Schwarz, aspie father of an autistic son, jeremy; Vice-President, Asperger's Association of New England ( www. Aane.org co-author of Ask and Tell: Self Advocacy and Disclosure for people on the autism Spectrum (Shore, stephen,., Shawnee mission, ks: Autism Asperger Publishing., 2004 contributing author to autistics. Org/library member of the planning committee for Autreat ( ml the annual conference/retreat of Autism Network International ( ). Torley wong, age 23 m torley's techno music anti-techno music blog. Carissa Spoor, a 28 protein year old Aspie t/carissa27 and louise "louis" Marie gainor. Andrews ba-status, PgCertSpEd(AppEdPsychol) Applied Educational Psychologist Kotka, finland suzanne Shaw, as-if. Debbie storey, 39,. M/Sideways/ and m/group/sidewaysmind/ Sideways Minds Ben Storey, 15,.
: Self Advocacy and Disclosure for people on the autism Spectrum (I wrote chapter 2). Michelle dawson, ml, no autistics Allowed; also ml and. Betina rae, age 45,. Megan rae, age 16,. The autism Picture page. Org/, assistant webmaster of autistics. I have writing in the autism Information Library - tistics. I am a non-speaking 24-year-old and find it appalling that the author of this piece has created a fictional identity strikingly similar to my real life in order to promote views I would never promote. Tisoncik, webmaster of autistics.
We find these statements to be dangerous, sensationalist and false. We believe these statements demean and devalue the lives of all autistics. These statements resonate with similar historical efforts to incite fear and hatred against identifiable groups of people, with the goal of restricting then eliminating the existence of these people. Finally, we do not "dread the day" that add autism "will be looked upon with understanding and we do not believe that will be the day that autism will "die." Rather, we wholeheartedly welcome the day that we, as proud autistics, are understood and fully accepted. Peruse our websites, read our books, listen to our words. Jypsy (Janet Norman-bain m, ooops. Alex bain, m, alex's Life on the Spectrum. Ben bain, m, ben's Life on the Spectrum. Amy and Gareth Nelson, m, aspies For Freedom.
Srf triumph of the Spirit
Our Names Are autism, too, september 11th, writing 2004, in her essay "my name is Autism marty murphy, a 41 year-old (by self-description) "high functioning" autistic woman describes what autism means to her. In a "Dear Sir/Madam" letter, which frequently was circulated in conjunction with the "my name is Autism" essay,. Murphy, posing as a 25 year-old male, claimed to be speaking for all autistics (using such phrases as "those of us with autism would like an answer" and "we are all waiting for our answer. We, the undersigned, neither agree with. Murphy's conception of autism nor appreciate. Murphy's claim to be speaking for "those.". We do not believe that we are akin to "calves born in Texas with defects that we are "victims" of autism, and that our families were "taken hostage" by autism. We do not believe that autism "taketh away and gives nothing but bewilderment and loathing in return that autism "takes away common sense" and "all but physical life that autism "looks for new children to consume and new lives to destroy.". We do not believe that being autistic "is almost worse than death.".