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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

Sunday, April 13, 2008


"Play With The Cards We're Dealt"

To all those parents who complain about their autistic children (or how difficult life is), a few lessons from a dying man:

Note: I had previously titled this post "I'm dying and I'm having fun" which is a direct quote from the video. Alyric said I had frightened her so I realized I had better change the title pronto. Sorry folks!!


Blogger SnoopMurph said...

Wow, you cannot change the cards you are deal, you have to learn how to play them.

This is a wonderful lecture and I have certainly learn a lot, while enjoying his candor. Thank you.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Alex Plank said...

Great video. I love his sense of humor. Especially the "deathbed conversion" to the mac.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Alyric said...

Remarkable man. But you scared me half to death - the first words of this were - "I'm dying..." Rather hard to tell immediately who is dying.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Estee Klar-Wolfond said...

Oh Man! So sorry!!!! I changed the title as soon as I read your comment, Alyric.

4:26 PM  
Blogger S.L. said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Glad you too found such inspiration (all of us can use that!) in this powerful lecture. I also hope that those who constantly complain about their autistic child and have a "woe is me" approach to their life will be moved by this.

Looking forward to reading Adam's blog!!! :)

8:01 PM  
Blogger isles said...

Here's my favorite line: "If you have any herbal supplements or remedies, please stay away from me."

7:59 AM  

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