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Filed Under (Acceptance) by Estee on 16-08-2010

Thanks to Shannon who wrote more on the BlogHer conference Autism Panel here, which I also wrote about in Isolated No More. I particularly liked this quote from Amalah:

“There is joy and happiness and laughter in our homes, just like in yours. We have dreams and so does he. We go out for pizza and play on playgrounds and drag our children on boring errands for back-to-school clothes. We bribe and scold and lose our temper and make mistakes and start over the next morning. My son is “lucky” because his father buys him eleventy hundred Star Wars toys every month, and because sometimes I make a pan of chocolate brownies before dinner, and because we live in an area with well-funded, progressive early intervention and special needs programs … not because the stars aligned and blessed him with two perfect, sainted parents who are uniquely suited to drive him to occupational therapy.”

Love that.

I also really enjoyed reading about the IPad lately and Shannon has written a great article about it here with some videos. I’ll definitely be checking it out for Adam.

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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 (, 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.