From “Severe and Low Functioning” to “Kind of a Big Deal”

2016-11-10T10:11:42-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Author, blog, Disability Rights, General, Judy Endow, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Some people consider it so abhorrent to entertain the possibility

Don’t Mix Up Empathy and Civil Rights

2016-11-10T10:11:42-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Author, blog, Disability Rights, General, Judy Endow, Parenting|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Many times in the autism community parents of autistic children do not like autistic adults weighing in on situations that have to do with their autistic children. I am an autistic adult and often have parents telling me that I should not judge situations if I have not lived it – the “until-you-walk-a-mile-in-their-shoes” is told to me nearly every week as I post the latest news articles along with my comments on social media.