Details about upcoming and past Love & Autism events.
Growing evidence is telling us that autistic women are sometimes deeply empathetic, and eager to be involved in the world. We observe social cues more carefully than men. We camouflage our symptoms.
I’m hopeful that these young people who have to spend their formidable years being doubted and demeaned will collectively and individually create sweeping changes.
There is the heart-swelling feeling of being part of a child’s development; watching them move through life. There is the comfort in our future in knowing that our world reaches our future generation. There is the earnest feeling of knowing that our work matters. There is nothing more important than connecting with a child.
Each year I have the privilege of inviting individuals who support the value and intentions of Love & Autism means. This year each of our speakers embody what it means to embrace the power of authenticity.
My name is Maverick Crawford III and I am an African American man with a story that is full of disappointment and abandonment. I grew up in a violent neighborhood where crime, poverty, drugs and bad influences ran rampant throughout the community. The majority of the...
Using arbitrary and limiting labels of high functioning and low functioning, with the intent to help one get a “better picture of the person with autism”, is not only insulting, but dehumanizing. Pathologizing reinforces a deficits view of autism. These labels serve no one. No human is all one thing. We each have good days and bad. We all have struggles and strengths.
Autistic rights are a human rights. Autistic rights are not just a charity cause to make those in the neuro-majority feel good for ‘helping out some kids’. All of us, together, need to care about the rights of autistic people.
Dear Little One, When no one's watching, let's do our silly handshake. I'll show you my goofy face and you will burst into giggles. We’ll let our giggles turn to wiggles and wiggle our way into a funny dance. Let's find our own rhythm, our own way of being together....
As much as there are so many things that I want to change in this world. There is still a lot of good. There are kind people, new ideas, people that are risking emotional exposure to share their ideas, change makers and activists. In in all of this, there is always LOVE.
Set an intention in your heart to discover what it means to be you. Find a therapist that can help you on your authenticity journey. Stay tuned for our annual gathering, Love & Autism, where this year’s theme is all about authenticity—Be-You-tiful. It’s going to be beautiful.