Ryan Barrett

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Estee on 17-08-2009

48673560-1This is Ryan Barrett. I do not know him. But he could be my son, Adam. He is beautiful. I’m sure he brought his family so much pride and joy. When I read the story that he was found dead I responded with unusual intensity. I feel as if I am looking at my own son — those vibrant eyes. I know that Adam brings so much life to me in ways I could have never imagined.

I am saddened by this story and for Ryan’s family. I do not think I could carry on without my Adam. So for Ryan’s family, I offer my heartfelt condolences on this horrible loss. See story: http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-autistic-teen-found-dead-campsite,0,7027775.story.

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About Me


ESTÉE KLAR

I’m a PhD candidate at York University, Critical Disability Studies, with a multi-disciplinary background in the arts as a curator and writer. I am the Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project (www.taaproject.com), and an enamoured mother of my only son who lives with the autism label. I like to write about our journey, critical issues regarding autism in the area of human rights, law, and social justice, as well as reflexive practices in (auto)ethnographic writing about autism.