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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Cr-ISIS at Crusader Citadel!

September 5, 2014, 12:59 pm

This is about the ISIS crisis. Might take a minute to get there. When I was a kid of 10 and 11 and 12, I was a nerd, I mean a real geek. And there weren’t any cool websites where I could feel part of an in-the-know international community. Nor did we have World of Warcraft or Grand Theft Auto or any other game where one could connect with like-minded game-players in other parts of the globe. My community consisted […]

Are “High Functioning” and “Low Functioning” Functional Terms?

September 3, 2014, 10:43 am

Last week I wrote about “The Kids Who Beat Autism,” and that most of the online autism community was furious with that article – because most of them, or their children, face people who don’t want to accept them/their kids for who they are. I suppose part of me would love to get to that place – maybe I feel jealous. For me, it’s hard, because of the way my child tantrums (decibel-shattering, self-injuring, store-stopping, floor-writhing, unending) and the way […]