I really liked this opinion piece at Scientific American, so I thought I'd share:
Thanks for posting this article!
Craving simplicity! (Also, craving samosas.)
Mom to two whimsical vegetarian kiddie ninjas, 9yo DSand 6yo DD
"Our real choice is between holy and unholy madness: open your eyes and look around you -- madness is in the saddle anyhow." ---Norman Brown, philosopher
It's funny how so many of us who are familiar with autism, or have autism already know this. Then some people have to write articles about it like it's a new idea. But then it bothers me that the authors might be approaching the topic from a position that assumes autism does make a person 'less'. There is still a lot of work to be done in public awareness/ public opinion.
There is. It's true. Articles like this are a starting point, though. Just think about how little everyone knew just 10 years ago. The perception *is* changing, and for the better. At least that's what I like to believe.
Weary SuperMama to my amazing neurodiverse 6 y.o. DD and to my on-the-go neurotypical 3 y.o. DS