Who’s reading your blog? Some thoughts on the (unfortunate) need for self-censorship

A key reason that blogging has become so popular is the fact that anyone can write about anything they feel passionately about and easily (and immediately) share it with the world. If you are writing about a hobby or some other such activity, this is great. You can share ideas, meet new people, learn new […]

Professor’s talk details autistic life

Another “success story” of an adult Aspie at Western Front Online – Professor’s talk details autistic life. Western adjunct anthropology professor Dawn Prince-Hughes, 41, was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome when she was 36 years old. In her book, titled Songs of the Gorilla Nation : My Journey Through Autism Prince-Hughes […]

BlawgThink 2005: Some quick thoughts (in anticipation of more detail later)

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend BlawgThink 2005 in Chicago. Organizers Matt Homann and Dennis Kennedy put on an excellent program. I’m not an attorney, or even involved in the legal profession, so the first question I got from a lot of folks was, “So why are you here again?” And though it […]

Thoughts on the Neurodiversity vs. Bio-med debate

Even though it was not about autism, when I first read the post below (with blanks filled in) I could not help thinking about how the debate between the Neurodiversity and Bio-med communities sometimes plays out. There are incredibly intelligent discussions out there, most notably (at least in my aggregator) from Wade Rankin, Ginger, and […]

Planning for the future: reality check for parents of special needs kids

The article Adviser has plans for special needs children: South Florida Sun-Sentinel addresses an issue that all parents of special needs kids, who may never be able to care for themselves, should start looking at as soon as possible – financial planning. The article highlights the efforts of Karen Greenberg: Based on her experiences as […]

Technology makes it easy to ‘remember,’ the trick is learning how to forget

My early days in Knowledge Management included a lot of time developing, deploying, and getting people to use “knowledge repositories.” (At least trying to get people to use them.) A worthwhile endeavor in some regards, I’ve always had misgivings about the whole idea, at least how it has been implemented in most cases. The cheapness […]

Normal noise often painful to autistic kids, study finds

I don’t think that any parent of an autistic child (or autistic kids/adults themselves) will be surprised by the findings of this study: Noise, even ‘normal’ noise, bothers a lot of autistic kids. What I found most interesting about the study results, at least as reported in this story in the NZ Herald, is the […]