My neurds! Nothing like actually writing to alleviate some of the overwhelm I feel about my stack of books and half-finished posts . . . Today we’re going to delve into our first work of fiction, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. This book is an important work in the body of autism literature for so many reasons that I had to divide up my thoughts into multiple posts. Here, we have a review. Then, there will be something about the novel’s absurd rhetorical context (AKA wtf is up with Mr. Haddon). Next, a...
The magazine’s release appeals to the autism-curious public, surfing the wave of autism related media that has been sweeping through mainstream television and news. My question is whether the New York Times’ message is as beneficial for autistics as their timing is for them.
On July 1, 2020, Steve Silberman posted a photo of The New York Times: Understanding Autism magazine and my brain blew up a little. I imagined a nine-part review of the most impactful articles and doing that cool thing on Instagram where you slice the image into nine posts so that it fits together on your wall. Not to mention that it would be the ideal first review: a little bit of current events, and not a huge long book. It was decided. I ordered it.