And Straight on Till Morning: Essays on Autism Acceptance Kindle Edition
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 115 pages
- Publication date : March 28, 2013
- Publisher : The Autistic Press; 1st edition (March 28, 2013)
- ASIN : B00C35BDFG
- File size : 388 KB
- Language: : English
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #308,470 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As an autistic person, seeing my life, and some of my perspectives reflected and celebrated in such positive ways by other autistic and/or neurodivergent people and allies warms my soul.
As an autistic mother of an autistic child, I wholeheartedly recommend this collection of essays to anyone working towards the goals of both acceptance and celebration of human diversity.
Julia Bascom came to my awareness with a wonderful essay she wrote, juststimming(dot)wordpress(dot)com/2011/10/05/quiet-hands/ (I'm not sure Amazon allows links.) Then the Loud Hands project began, I contributed a little. How wonderful to be a part of something far larger than ourselves.
Autism experts today believe in abusive tactics (sometimes behaviorism is abusive. Not physically, necessarily,but it kind of discounts the humanity of an autistic individual...in essence, treats them as an animal trainer would treat his charge. Oops, maybe I shouldn't have said that. Anyhow, there is no curiosity about what is inside.) Other's belittle the way they walk and/or talk, still, very special experts call them evil, lacking basic human instincts. I'm glad my son wasn't born in this day. The "experts" would scare the @#$% out of me. Thank God for Temple Grandin, and Donna Williams, who had written the only books I read about true autism experts...the autistics themselves. I tried reading the PhD stuff...ech...dry as old bones.
This is a living book, a testament to the humanity to a group of people others choose to treat inhumanely. The other books are written by the prison guards. These are the prisoners. Their crime is being born with a neurological difference that sets them apart. You will not be unchanged.