Category Archives: Resources

Role Playing: Actors with Autism Portraying Characters with Autism
I am ready to talk about people with autism performing the roles of people with autism on film and television. When I founded my nonprofit The Miracle Project® offering performing arts for people with autism years ago, I talked a good game about the limitless possibilities for children and young adults of all abilities, but I...
Promise seen in possible treatment for autism spectrum disorder
Human chromosome 16p11.2 deletion syndrome is caused by the absence of about 27 genes on chromosome 16. This deletion is characterized by intellectual disability; impaired language, communication, and socialization skills; and autism spectrum disorder or ASD. Research from the laboratories of Mark Bear at MIT and Jacqueline Crawley at the University of California at Davis, has...
Early Memory and Autism
In a recent Psychology Today post, Arthur J. Clark, Ed.D. asks “Why are early recollections sparse and prosaic?” This caught my attention, because my early memories are not sparse at all. Whether they are prosaic is arguable. Dr. Clark mentions that most people can recall only four or five memories which occurred prior to the...
The Maddening Normality of Autistic Brains
Recently I reviewed Temple Grandin’s new book, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum (link is external), for the New York Journal of Books (link is external). Dr. Grandin is the world’s most famous high–functioning autistic individual. She holds a Ph.D. in animal science, teaches at the University of Colorado, and is honored by an...