TAAProject in Oprah Magazine This Month

Filed Under (Activism) by Estee on 24-01-2010

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The Autism Acceptance Project made the grade in this month’s issue of Oprah magazine. In “100 Things That Are Getting Better,” TAAProject made it for autism acceptance (number 69 to be exact).

We (of The Autism Acceptance Project) are humbled and proud of this and it comes at a time when we are rethinking the website and the content and conjuring new projects. Thank you, Oprah, for acknowledging autism acceptance.

Also, as I go to other autism programs these days, I feel a movement towards change, even though we have farther to go. There are more programs that do not treat my child as a burden or abnormal, but more (but still not enough) that honour his way of learning and who he is as an autistic person. I thank also all those people (there are so many more) who also who work towards ensuring that autistic people be treated as equal and valuable human beings.

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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.