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Hannah Brown

It's Crazy, But I Wish My Autistic Son Could Be a Soldier

Hannah Brown | Posted 06.02.2015 | Parents
Hannah Brown

No one envies a soldier's mother. The worry. The sleepless nights. The fear that your child will suffer harm, both physical and psychological. Especially in Israel, where I live, military service is tough and dangerous. So, how is it that I find myself envying parents whose children are soldiers?

Autism, Empathy And The Sally-Anne Test

Hannah Brown | Posted 05.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Hannah Brown

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI asked if he had brushed his teeth, knowing he hadn't gone into the bathroom, and he grinned at me, saying, "Yeah!" In the parallel universe of autism parenthood, I jumped for joy and called his therapist to share the good news.

Jerusalem's New Wave Cinema

Hannah Brown | Posted 07.09.2013 | Arts
Hannah Brown

Jerusalem has long been beloved by three of the world's major religions, but in spite of the renaissance in the Israeli movie industry over the past decade, it has taken a back seat to Tel Aviv.

7 Myths About Autism It's Time to Put to Rest

Hannah Brown | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Let's move on and put these myths to rest so we'll have more to celebrate next year on Autism Awareness Day.

10 Things All Parents Can Learn From Special Needs Families

Hannah Brown | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Hannah Brown

There are sports, and then there are extreme sports. I like to think of raising a child with autism as extreme parenting. That said, in some ways, it's not as different as you might think.

Zombie Therapy: An Autism's Mom's Take on The Walking Dead

Hannah Brown | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Hannah Brown

Raising a kid with autism and trying so hard to help him or her is about as tough as things get for most people in this life. So one attraction of zombie fiction for me is that, while the worlds they present may have gone to hell, all the children left are perfectly behaved.

One Kid, Medium-Well Done: An Autism Mystery

Hannah Brown | Posted 08.08.2012 | Parents
Hannah Brown

I think everyone on the planet can be described as medium-functioning, meaning we are all high-functioning in certain areas, but low-functioning in others. So what does it mean when its applied to people with autism?

My Son, King of All Wild Things

Hannah Brown | Posted 07.11.2012 | Parents
Hannah Brown

While Where The Wild Things Are isn't meant to be about autism, I think it has a special resonance for my son, as well as for other children who have difficulty communicating.