This “master thread” from Shannon Des Roches Rosa (editor of the Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism) is a must read. Take a few minutes to peruse this collection of thoughts and check out the links and resources Shannon shares. It’ll be worth your time.


I’m the parent of a high-support autistic teenager.

Focus on accepting your child as they are.

Our aspirational culture is to blame.

Parents need access to disability-informed resources.

Autistic and disabled people have always been and likely will always be a part of our societies.

People with brains that work differently have rights.

Focusing on causation rather than our kids’ needs is a waste of time and money.

A functional communication system as early as possible.

The joy of autistic passions.

Including kids with high support needs in their school community.

The end for faux inclusivity.

The system is stacked against us.

Insist that disability and autism organizations hire autistic and disabled people.

Atypical is the new normal.

Let’s focus on what we can do now.

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