A series of cognitive distortions leads to the excesses of neurodiversity radicalism, including parent shaming, writes the author. [Stock photo of funhouse mirrors]

A young woman on the spectrum sheds light on some forces behind anti-parent cyberbullying.

By Lucy Kross Wallace

A year ago I was en route to becoming the type of “neurodiversity activist” who cyberbullies autism parents in the name of tolerance.

I had every hallmark of such an activist: a recent ASD diagnosis, a desire to partake in the social justice that surrounded me…


Never before has it been so urgent to have a federal administration rooted in reality, data, and science.

By Jill Escher

As the Biden administration takes the reins in Washington this week, the catastrophe of Covid-19 is understandably at the forefront of policymaking. …


An autism mom fights back against the anti-prevention mindset popular among “neurodiversity” adherents.

By Alicia Mesa

In my moral universe — and probably yours — we humans have a strong duty to prevent neurological disability, and this includes autism.

But online I see this moral universe has turned upside down. “Neurodiversity” proponents wage online battles fiercely condemning the idea of preventing autism. Autism…


A variation on the puzzle piece logo in a tatoo created in honor of a mother’s beloved son with severe autism.

One of the orginators of the puzzle symbol explains the intentions behind it.

By Thomas A. McKean

There has been some misinformation spreading out there on the web lately about the puzzle piece awareness ribbon and what it means and represents. One of the things they are saying is that…


Thomas A. McKean was diagnosed in 1979 at age 14. As one of the original autism self-advocates he has served on the board of Autism Society of America, has written two books on autism, has spoken at numerous conferences, has done private consulting, and has even appeared on Oprah. He…


As his parents age, the sibling of a severely autistic adult juggles feelings of devotion, incompetence, and fear

The author, right, with his younger brother Jack, who has severe autism.

By Tom Clements

There’s a question I never ask my parents out of a fear of opening the sluice gates, namely, “What exactly happens when you’re no longer around?” Since I was…


The following letter was sent to The New York Times on behalf of 75 organizations and leaders in the disability community in response to the paper’s editorial choices omitting serious issues facing those with significant intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Dear Editors:

July 26th marked the 30th anniversary of the signing…


I have a deep sympathy for the tribulations of autism parents and will continue to reject the wicked aspersions cast upon them.”

Parents are often shamed by disability activists for sharing stories of severe autism. Pictured: a young man with severe autism sitting in a tree with multiple iPads.

By Tom Clements

Neurodiversity (ND) advocates are a small but powerful ideological group who depend on the tacit support of a much larger group of well-intentioned social liberals…


While our country faces a catastrophic shortage of supports, “activists have doomed many disabled individuals to receive no services at all”

By Susan Jennings

The words “Willowbrook” and “Pennhurst” conjure images of horror in the public mind — visions of naked, vulnerable, disabled people wallowing in their own filth, abused…


“When we leave the house, my son’s behavior challenges mean I have no idea what to expect from him, and his race means I have no idea what to expect from others.”

By Elna Moore Hall

A few years ago, I moved with my husband and children to a small…

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