The author was diagnosed as autistic in her late 40s—and soon discovered she wasn’t alone. In this reported essay, she pinpoints the reasons neurodivergent cis girls elude diagnosis until much later in life.
The progressive frontrunner in New York's highly competitive Democratic primary for a newly redrawn district can blaze a lot of trails in D.C. But for this autistic writer, the candidate's openness about being neurodivergent is a ceiling she never imagined seeing shattered.
On the eve of her son’s 10th birthday—his first living away from home—the writer grapples with her changing expectations for him as she contemplates his future.
The writer, whose son has cerebral palsy and autism, offers a potent example of how the sick and disabled will suffer under the Republicans' merciless health-care proposal.
Nearly half the people killed at the hands of cops have a disability, including Alfred Olango and Deborah Danner. Imagine the statistics under a president who openly mocks the disabled.
She has an Army officer husband who’s been forced to retire due to military-budget cuts, and four kids including an autistic son. Is either candidate able to make this Black writer’s America great?
When a cop pulled the trigger on Charles Kinsey, a Black behavioral therapist working with his autistic patient, it revealed everything that is wrong with policing in America.
No one can understand Donna Beegle’s outrage, and the passion behind her United lawsuit, like the mother of an autistic child.
When her child was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, the author worried she’d forever lost her ability to write. But he helped her realize that she had more to say than ever.
As a child, the writer controlled who knew about her gay father’s sexuality. But as an adult, compartmentalizing her identity as the mother of a severely autistic child isn’t as easy.