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Grateful to Dc Story District for letting me share the story (an adapted chapter from the book) about the time Zack intersected with the gang. Please excuse the profanity but it’s necessary to the story, which underscores a serious & salient point about public disclosure of Autism ~ never underestimate the lengths to which the general public will go if accurately informed of the truth.
Indebted to Autism Parenting Magazine & Editor Amy KD Tobik who reached out to me for a reply to all those who shamed & criticized my call for more “Sensory Friendly set asides”: https://s3.amazonaws.com/apmagpdf/Issue-85_web_6159.pdf
Beyond grateful t Nonfiction Authors Association and HeidiLynn for taking the time to embark on the remarkable journey so many make, and for listening without judgment to my uncensored voice: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2685292610?fbclid=IwAR1K-5UcuvMnL-BENzmMt8aOhFcySlJxsbwRQV9fTBh-m53BH6rvVpiZSSA
Hey K Street Magazine! Thank you for the great [piece and Ambassadors shout-out, don’t think I’ve ever been called an angel before (a few other things!) but I’ll take it with gratitude from you! http://kstreetmagazine.com/meet-this-angel-of-autismawareness-who-calls-the-dc-area-home/
I’m both honored & touched to have been selected by one of The Washington Post’s editors for favorite op-eds for 2018, from a fellow special needs parent who “gets it”: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2018/12/18/our-favorite-washington-post-op-eds/?fbclid=IwAR1jwsAvWVf5I0FQVFvEW0W0lK25v-7z0ogdK3mpUx09vjygsjKNZg5Mqpc&utm_term=.fda3fc5b0740
Enormous gratitude to The Washington Post Op-ed Editors Anna Walsh & team for publishing my opinion on true access for the Autism community. Excellent points were raised that SF events would also benefit persons with PTSD, and of course the disability community at large. Comments on WAPO are rising both for & against ~ always interesting to see how offended people are about opportunities which in no way eclipse their own rights but expand for others who don’t have them. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/my-son-has-autism-he-deserves-separate-sensory-friendly-opportunities/2018/11/27/b1268848-a0a4-11e8-8e87-c869fe70a721_story.html?utm_term=.41ff55e397fa
Much gratitude to Allison C. Herrin, Owner of The Speech Clinic with offices in Waycross, Brunswick and Jesup for her thoughtful & honest review.
http://hers-magazine.com/the-pc-conundrum-how-political-correctness-hinders-the-disabled/. Thank you HERS Magazine for publishing my thoughts on why the sanitizing of terms can dilute our identity, and is often fighting the wrong fight.
My genuine gratitude to writer Allison Plitt of New York Parenting for showing me support in the controversial aftermath os my book’s release; for taking the time to read it so closely as to absorb it’s true messages; and for writing such a thorough review, this is Part 2 (Part 1 appears earlier in the blogposts). https://www.nyparenting.com/stories/2018/6/autism-uncensored-book-therapy-part-2-2018-06.html?utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=module&utm_source=similar&utm_content=intra