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Autism Without Fear: Advice for Young, Autistic Authors

Michael John Carley | Posted 04.14.2016 | Parents
Michael John Carley

A few of us have been at this "'notable person on the spectrum writes book'-thing" for some time. And whether it's me, Temple Grandin, Liane Holliday Willey, Jerry Newport, John Elder Robison, or Donna Williams...etc. I'm going to guess that we all, as oldsters, see a tremendous number of young, next-gen spectrumites who are writing, or who are seeking to write books about what life is like on the autism spectrum.

Would Removing Our Son's Severe Autism Really Be Best?

David Royko | Posted 03.29.2016 | Impact
David Royko

For the second time, John Elder Robison has given me new insight into my severely autistic son, Ben, and I'm not sure I like it. The first time was n...

Time for Autism Speaks to Zip It?

Michele Somerville | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Somerville

My son Jack, a young man with Asperger's, a "disorder" on the autism spectrum, was about 13 when Dr. Wang, a Chinese medicine practitioner he sees for...

Why I've Always Struggled To Understand What My Son Needs

John Elder Robison | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents
John Elder Robison

One of my greatest challenges as a new dad was determining what my kid wanted or needed. He seemed to get distressed and yell for no reason, but I knew there must be one -- I just couldn't discern it.

Autism Roundtable: Cross-Disability Solidarity, Goals for the Future, and What it Means to "Fit in"

Seth Mnookin | Posted 03.28.2012 | Science
Seth Mnookin

I asked some of the people who've influenced my thinking about autism to collaborate on a virtual roundtable. This conversation, which took place before the Times story on the DSM, is open-ended and free-ranging. The participants, in alphabetical order:

Best Friends Forever? Authors and Their Readers on Twitter and Facebook

Joanne Rendell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joanne Rendell

A new kind of promotional strategy is emerging -- one where authors are getting online and personal.