Why You Never Shush Someone with Autism

Why You Never Shush Someone with Autism

Nobody likes being told to be quiet, especially with the finger-to-lips-word “Shhh!” Such a demand is perceived by most as annoying, intrusive and embarrassing. But try the shush command with my daughter (or many others on the spectrum who have trouble modulating...
TriBeCa Win for Love & Autism

TriBeCa Win for Love & Autism

After watching three screenings of Keep the Change at the Tribeca Film Festival, I still can’t believe my eyes. My daughter on the autistic spectrum played the female lead in a movie at a major film festival! Who would have dreamed that my baby girl—who’d once...
2017 World Autism Awareness Day

2017 World Autism Awareness Day

After standing on a chaotic line in monsoon-like rain for 45 minutes, I was relieved to clear security and enter the warm, dry interior of the United Nations for the March 31st World Autism Awareness Day.  The last time I attended World Autism Awareness Day two years...

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