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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Letter From Dar From 2028

April 25, 2018, 11:17 am

If I’m very very lucky – and let’s be very clear, I do not expect to be this lucky – maybe someday I’ll read something from Dar that might go a little something like this. I am an 18-year-old who suffers from autism. I have never spoken. I would like to, but I also suffer from severe apraxia and severe dysarthria, which means that making my mouth make words is, for me, as difficult as you would find putting your
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Dar @ Zoo April 2018

April 19, 2018, 10:19 am

Last weekend Dar went to the zoo. If you’re a smart, perspicacious parent of a neuro-typical child, you look at something like a zoo outing and you think: here is something educational and fun that has been set up for my child, how nice, I will take my child here for as many years as s/he is interested, and then someday s/he will no longer be interested, and then on a more distant day we will fondly share our zoo
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Hawaii 2018

April 11, 2018, 11:32 am

To begin: don’t read this on your phone. Dear reader, kindly wait until you have time to read it on a laptop or desktop. For some reason, when I upload perfectly normal-looking photos from my MacBook’s photo files onto this blog, it flips many of them. It lets me go back and manually fix them for a desktop but not for your phone. Also, it doesn’t let me upload videos. I am running versions of everything (wordpress, Apple, etc) that
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Happy Autism Awareness Day 2018! 10 Quick Things to Be Aware Of

April 1, 2018, 10:32 pm

  What do I want my fellow open-minded, open-hearted citizens to be aware of during World Autism Awareness Day? Be aware that, as the saying goes, if you’ve met one child with autism, you’ve met one child with autism. It’s a wide spectrum. Be aware that intellectual disabilities have no proven association with school violence. In these post-Parkland days, I am thrilled that America is having a larger conversation about the unacceptable levels of violence at our schools. But I’m
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