One of my favorite blogs is Girl with Pen (as anyone within earshot of my BlogHer fangirl moment with GWP founder Deborah Siegel in New York back in August can attest) and one of my favorite contributors (besides Deborah) to GWP is my blog-friend (to use her words), Alison Piepmeier.
(If Alison’s name sounds familiar to you and it’s not because you – like me – are a reader of her blog, Baxter Sez or Girl with Pen, then perhaps it is because of this review I did of Alison’s book.)
(Sheesh, could this be any more of a link-filled post?!)
Anyway. Seems that my post the other day about the PBS NewsHour series “Autism Now” prompted this thoughtful and well-said post from Alison over at Girl with Pen. I always like what Alison has to say and am always interested in her perspective on any given situation, and she certainly has a point about (to use her words again) “how easily (even unintentionally) autism and other cognitive disabilities can be framed as tragedies to be mourned, and/or conditions that are unacceptable and need to be fixed.”
I think that’s definitely true. I haven’t had a chance to watch much of the “Autism Now” series (ironically, because there’s too much autism now in the Betty and Boo household, hence the incoherent nature of this post) but I’m hoping it does what my friends like Alison do so well, which is to (again, her words) emphasize “neurodiversity, on changing our society so that we can accommodate and support as many different types of people as possible.”
Yes. What she said.
Check out Alison’s full post here.
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