The Ice Dance

How Edward Scissorhands tells my story of living with autism. There are many films portraying autism in American Cinema. Adam, Snow Cake, Mozart and the Whale, Mercury Rising, but the most well know is Rainman. Each film presents the autism spectrum in a unique way, each with moments of accuracy but none with a complete … Continue reading The Ice Dance

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Shit I wish people would stop saying to adults with autism

Over the past decade, I have had the opportunity to speak to many groups of people about living with autism.  Many of the events also had me participating in panel discussions alongside other autistics, as we answered questions from the crowd.  On occasion, someone in the crowd will ask a genuine, well thought out question, … Continue reading Shit I wish people would stop saying to adults with autism