Category Archives: Advocacy

Self Advocacy – 8 Year-Old Style

This week, Lee took MJ and SJ on a short visit to a friend of a family member. The woman they visited knew that both boys were on the spectrum. During the visit, the SJ asked the woman for a … Continue reading

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What Would Aaron Sorkin Do?

Growing disillusioned while conducting my research, I thought back to a time when politics wasn’t so petty and ego driven. To a time when people in Washington cared about doing what was right. To a time when people not only did the right thing, but also engaged in interesting banter while walking down hallways. Yes, I thought back to a time when Aaron Sorkin was writing weekly episodes of The West Wing. To a time when 44 minutes of drama was enough to resolve political gridlock (88 minutes over two weeks for a particularly difficult issue). My thoughts eventually took me to this question: What Would Aaron Sorkin Do? Continue reading

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It’s Contagious

I made the trip to NYC yesterday to attend the Autism and Advocacy conference that Jim Fisher organized at Fordham University. It was an incredibly uplifting day. Continue reading

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