Chronological Archives

  • Guest Post: Matchstick Girl Amy Gravino is a certified college coach for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, and is diagnosed as having AS herself. She is currently attending graduate school at Caldwell College in Caldwell, NJ, where she is working to obtain her Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Amy is also authoring the book, “The Naughty Autie,” which ...
  • Recommended Reading for October 19, 2010 Corina Becker at No Stereotypes Here: Real Communication Shutdown I was recently asked by a person on Twitter to participate, and I responded that there wasn’t much of a point, since I am Autistic, and do not require to learn about difficulties that I myself face in communicating. kaz at Kaz’s Scribblings (DW): trials and tribulations — ...
  • Going Through the Motions I’ve been in hiding. I admit it. I’ve been shoving myself headlong into activities that keep my busy, and exhausted. Still I always feel This strange estrangement Nothing here is real, nothing here is right* “Wow! Aren’t you Supermom?” Well, not really. It just keeps me occupied. Just hoping no one knows That I’ve been* But really, I don’t have this kind of energy. To ...
  • Deportation by Default, Part Two: United States Wrongfully Deports Disabled Citizen In July, a study was released discussing disabled immigrants and revealing some alarming facts about who is in immigration detention in the United States. I wrote about it here, and the numbers were pretty astounding. The study uncovered the fact that 15% of the people in immigration detention in the United States had disabilities that ...
  • Recommended Reading for 18 October 2010 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post and links are provided as topics of interest ...
  • Someone Get This Rock Off Of My Chest… I read a post at Crazy Mermaid’s Blog recently that neatly summarized some things that I have been struggling with lately. Friends and loved ones of those with a mental illness have a hard time understanding noncompliance with medication.  Why, they reason, if the drug helps control the symptoms of the mental illness, doesn’t ...
  • Video Post: Rachel I think it will help immensely because I get to do other things. There’s a whole world of possibilities that I haven’t even tried that I’m willing to try. Work in OMNI, maybe help the staff with stuff like scheduling and I’ll be more independent and just … just do more things, like… ...
  • Recommended Reading for 15 October, 2010 The month’s going fast, isn’t it? Gentle reader, be cautioned: comments sections on mainstream media sites tend to not be safe and we here at FWD/Forward don’t necessarily endorse all the opinions in these pieces. Let’s jump right in, shall we? At Deafinitely Girly, Nobody puts Deafinitely Girly in a deaf box: Sometimes I wonder ...
  • Canadians: Tell Your MP To Vote for C-304 Finding housing is one of the main challenges facing people with disabilities and their families. Don and I spent months looking for an apartment building in Halifax that didn’t have “just a tiny flight of stairs”. I’ve talked to people with service animals who have repeatedly struggled with being refused housing for having ...
  • Recommended Reading for 14 October 2010 Warning: Offsite links are not safe spaces. Articles and comments in the links may contain ableist, sexist, and other -ist language and ideas of varying intensity. Opinions expressed in the articles may not reflect the opinions held by the compiler of the post and links are provided as topics of interest ...