Chaos & The Quiet: Prose About Sensory Overload and Recovery | Eve Reiland

Note: This is prose about experiencing Sensory Integration Disorder.  (Originally published  FEBRUARY 2, 2016 on Quirkybirdwords.com) I stand here barefoot on carpet,  the fiber of comfort and home pressed into my soles. My roommate, The Quiet, stands with me. We watch branches and leaves swing through a wet window. The Quiet doesn’t echo the cacophony in my mind. … Continue reading Chaos & The Quiet: Prose About Sensory Overload and Recovery | Eve Reiland

Watch a Furious Elizabeth Warren Tell Ben Carson to His Face That He Should Be ‘Fired’ | AlterNet

She first explained how the secretary has refused to actually do his job. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called for the firing of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson because of his broken promise to enforce anti-discrimination laws in housing. Source:  Watch a Furious Elizabeth Warren Tell Ben Carson to His Face That He … Continue reading Watch a Furious Elizabeth Warren Tell Ben Carson to His Face That He Should Be ‘Fired’ | AlterNet

The Problems with Functioning Labels |THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM

Photo © City Year | Flickr/Creative Commons [image: Photo of a Black young man with short hair, close-cut beard, and glasses, holding hands out to sides while on stage during a talent show.] Finn Gardiner expectedly.org Many professionals talk about autistic people’s “functioning labels.” Functioning labels are a way to describe how well people learn, … Continue reading The Problems with Functioning Labels |THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM