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Filed Under () by Estee on 27-11-2008

I Am The Happy Mother Of An Autistic Child

The Economy of Pity My background is unique in discussing the economy of pity. I began my circuitous career as a curator of art, later a director of a large event, then a corporate fundraiser and marketer for two major health charities…More
Neurotypical Syndrome; by Estee Klar-Wolfond – Journals – CafeMom I’m not meaning to frighten you, but I think I have something going on and it might raise doubts…I don’t know…I hope I don’t raise something that you find wrong in yourself too…I haven’t wanted to speak of it, well, not until all of this diagnostic stuff came out. Well here goes…More
Three core values in teaching Autistic individuals: Value, Sharing, Respect While autism is a neurological disability “has attracted many theories concerning its basic nature and numerous claims for therapies or teaching approaches that offer THE solution…More
What it means to be human I am so happy to meet him in person, finally -an admirer of his awesome inSight and poetic way of describing th,ings…More
Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption Ralph Savarese’s book Reasonable People: A Memoir of Autism and Adoption is a heart-wrenching memoir of autistic abuse, abandonment, adoption and durable love…More

Articles Where Cited

“The Superior Half Of Speaking”: An Introduction

Kim Pittaway, The Joy of Autism, Today’s Parent Magazine, March 2011

Neurodiversity and Caregiving, Disability Studies Quarterly, 2010


About Me


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.