Recovery from autism | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa May 5, 2011

At IMFAR, a new abstract is available about recovering from autism. Its also covered by AP in a slightly oblique way. For example, the AP story states:…at least 10 percent of children with autism can “recover” from it — most of them after undergoing years of intensive behavioral therapy…And yet I can’t see ABA mentioned in the abstract. Of … Continue reading Recovery from autism | Left Brain Right Brain | Circa May 5, 2011

e-Speaks: Spotlight on Needs of Adults; New PSAs Star Golfer Ernie Els; Collaboration with National Children’s Study | Circa Apr 16, 2009

e-Speaks || April 17, 2009 Autism Speaks Puts Spotlight on the Needs of Adults withAutism April is Autism Awareness Month and because of the growing concern families have for the futures of their loved ones with autism, Autism Speaks is shining a spotlight on adults with autism. We are proud to announce two new programs launched this week that will address the … Continue reading e-Speaks: Spotlight on Needs of Adults; New PSAs Star Golfer Ernie Els; Collaboration with National Children’s Study | Circa Apr 16, 2009

Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Interview on the autism basics

I invited an Italian correspondent to post me 6 questions about autism.  Here's our interview:DAVID MINOSA: What are your top three tips for those dealing with autism?DONNA WILLIAMS: See the person, not just the condition.  There is no ONE thing called autism therefore no one-size-fits-all aSource: Polly's pages (aka 'Donna Williams') » Blog Archive » … Continue reading Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Interview on the autism basics

Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Memorial speech by Chris Samuel, Polly’s husband

This is the tribute that I, Chris Samuel, read at my wife Polly's memorial recently.Do not go gentle into that good night.Rage, rage against the dying of the light.So ends the poem by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.  That was not Polly’s style.  She most definitely did want to go gently, and onSource: Polly's pages (aka … Continue reading Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Memorial speech by Chris Samuel, Polly’s husband

Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Footsteps of a Nobody by ‘Donna Williams’

Footsteps of a Nobody by Donna Williams was a one woman stage show performed by Donna & The Aspinauts at 12 Melbourne theatres in 2009. It can be performed as a one woman show or adapted into a musical and is available to perform at no cost under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International LicSource: … Continue reading Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Footsteps of a Nobody by ‘Donna Williams’

Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Eulogy by my cousin Sandi

My cousin Sandi was a Sista to me from age 9-13, a fellow survivor of child abuse a fun, wild, Dag who accepted a very whacky cousin in the magic of her own world who shared it with her in ways I shared it with few and a survivor of breast cancer who as children … Continue reading Polly’s pages (aka ‘Donna Williams’) » Blog Archive » Eulogy by my cousin Sandi