Autism Unexpected Archive: September 2011

  • Who should lead the autism rights movement?

    Seemingly natural allies, parent advocates and autistic self-advocates are often at loggerheads when it comes to discussing autism advocacy. A new series at the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism delves into the reasons why—and how both sides can learn to work together. Published September 30 2011

  • Tell Congress to Pass the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act

    On September 30, the provisions of the Combating Autism Act will sunset. Guest columnist Judith Ursitti writes about why it is essential for Congress to pass the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) and easy ways you can help. Published September 18 2011

Jean Winegardner

Jean Winegardner

When Jean had her first child in 2001, "autism" was about the scariest word she could think of. Six years later when her second child was diagnosed with PDD-NOS, a form of autism, she was just happy to have a ...

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