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Writer/Curator/Founder of The Autism Acceptance Project. Contributing Author to Between Interruptions: Thirty Women Tell the Truth About Motherhood, and Concepts of Normality by Wendy Lawson, and soon to be published Gravity Pulls You In. Writing my own book. Lecturer on autism and the media and parenting. Current graduate student Critical Disability Studies and most importantly, mother of Adam -- a new and emerging writer.

“There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.” -- Baruch Spinoza

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

 

Blogging Against Dis-Ablism Day



Today is blogging against dis-ableism day --the purpose of which is “to write about disability and rail against the discrimination that disabled people continue to face.”

Yesterday, Orato Media published "I am the Happy Mother of an Autistic Child." I think that will be my contribution to today's theme. It is about accomodating autism versus remediating it, and understanding the Hue in Hu-Manity.

Speaking of hues, I also want to point you to Elliot, an autistic five-year-old artist who was in the New York Times today (thanks to Kristina of Autism Vox for pointing me in his direction). Elliot's cards are available for sale here.

In the Wolfond household, we are about what can be done as opposed to the cannots. Our lives are about creating the lives we want to live and trying to make it happen no matter what tries to obstruct us.

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3 Comments:

Blogger mcewen said...

Well the 'performance' certainly had impact on some [little] one.
Cheers

8:41 AM  
Blogger kristina said...

Beautifully written piece, Estée----from one happy mother of an autistic child to another.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your article was a delight to read and looking at the picture of your adorable son I can understand the source of your inspiration.

6:07 PM  

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