Autism’s Bad Mother-f*cker

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.

The Cruel Double-Standard Behind Autism and Access

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

Thanks HeidiLynn!

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

Meet the Ambassadors

https://www.wusa9.com/video/news/sons-autism-diagnosis-inspires-maryland-mom-to-help-others/65-10db26ca-9035-459a-b84d-097fc2acb94c?fbclid=IwAR2bMT69RV0S6b4WwTLmw6De4Vnf7yT7GXe-LICmFLC34aqboAoVSDhTrTA

K Street Invites you to “Meet This #AutismAwareness Angel”!

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/

Sensory-Friendly Op-ed one of The Post Editor’s 2018 favorites!

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

WAPO Op-Ed: Why Sensory Friendly Should Be the Law of the Land

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

A mother’s intuition: Autistic son improves with his mom’s own therapeutic approach

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