The New Normal – Is Neurodiversity Next?

The New Normal – Is Neurodiversity Next?

http://austincardealerships.com/used/2008-acura-tsx/ by | Jul 3, 2015 | autism, autistic spectrum, Caitlyn Jenner, colleges history, gays, hip hop, John Robison, neurodiversity, OASIS, Pace University, same sex marriage, segregation, Supreme Court, Temple Grandin, Vassar

     Last week the Supreme Court voted 5 to 4 to legalize same sex marriage, granting homosexuals multiple civil rights that heterosexuals have enjoyed since the United States declared independence from Great Britain.  Finally gay men and women are free to marry...
A Change Worth Keeping

A Change Worth Keeping

Yaizu by | Jun 19, 2015 | actors with disabilities, autism, autistic spectrum, civil rights laws, disabilites, equal opportunity, George Clooney, John Robison, love, Meryl Streep, neurodiversity, Temple Grandin, truth

             Q: What do people with autism want out of life?          A:  Love and acceptance.       What people on the spectrum want is what EVERYONE wants: a fighting chance to succeed in life.  All parents hope their kids grow up and are able to leave the family...

by | Jun 12, 2015 | adulthood, Asperger's Syndrome, autism, autistic spectrum, babies, chemistry, child rearing, college, electronics, empty nest. John Robison, marijuana, memoirs, neurodiversity, police, Raising Cubby

Raising Baby – Roller Coaster Ride Q. What could be more thrilling (and exhausting) than giving birth to the next generation in the form of your own flesh and blood? A. Raising that son or daughter, of course.        Unlike all other creative projects, raising a baby...

Issues in Independent Living – 100 Blogs

     If a fortune teller had predicted I’d write a blog called The Never-Empty Nest, with 100 posts over a two year period, I’d have called that person crazy.  How could I possibly write about issues related to young adults struggling to leave the family nest...

World Autism Awareness Day

   What a difference a year can make!  Remember when I wrote about April being devoted to “autism awareness” last year?  (See “April and Autism,” 4/4/14).  I shared my conviction that a single month of “awareness” was absurdly insufficient to resolve the complex...

Compassionate Capitalism

     Is compassionate capitalism my impossible dream?  Perhaps trying to combine compassion with capitalism is like mixing oil and water. In today’s world of instant gratification, short-term profits, and “me-first-now,” the concept of compassionate capitalism...

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