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Children with autism become adults with autism

There is a deductive argument so straightforward and sound that all intelligent, educated, free-thinking people should be able to grasp it with ease. It’s so patently obvious that I shouldn’t even need to write it down because we all just know it to be true. 549 more words

Asperger's Syndrome

Georgetown University Renames Building after Isaac Hawkins, an Enslaved Person Sold in 1838 to Pay Off School Debts

article by Brittney Fennel via jetmag.com

The effects of slavery are still being felt in 2017 and, in an effort to make amends for profiting from the sale of 272 Maryland enslaved people in 1838 to pay off school debts, Georgetown University has renamed two buildings on their campus to honor those who were sold. 216 more words


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The effects of slavery are still being felt in 2017 and Georgetown University, in an effort to make amends for profiting from the sale of 272 Maryland slaves in 1838 to pay off school debts, are renaming two buildings on their campus to honor those who were sold as slaves. The slave sale was conducted by two Jesuit priests and was worth about $3.3 million in today’s dollars. They are renaming one building Isaac Hawkins Hall to honor the first person listed in documents related to the sale. The other building will have the name of Anne Marie Becraft. She was a free Black woman who taught Catholic Black girls in what was then the town of Georgetown. This is just one of the many steps the university is taking in order to make amends for the part they played during a painful time in U.S. history. During a speech Thursday afternoon, Georgetown’s president, John J. DeGioa, announced the school would create an institute for the study of slavery and there will be a public memorial to the slaves whose labor benefited the school. Dr. DeGioa also offered the descendants of all slaves whose work helped Georgetown University an advantage in admission which is similar to what they offer children and grandchildren of alumni. Many colleges have tried to hide the fact they benefited from slave labor, but at least Georgetown is not shying away from facts and is owning up to their actions.

old scars becoming new fears

Pepper is authentic.  Fully, unabashedly herself.  Her drum beats differently and she stomps her feet to its rhythm with gusto.  This has always been her operating state and it is mix of fear and inspiration for me to watch. 739 more words


How Far Can You Get?

I got about two-thirds of the way through before my brain took the rest of the video off.

I am curious, though: how accurate is this video, readers?

The Rosie Project - A List For Finding True Love

Book Review : The Rosie Project
Don Tillman #1

By Graeme Simsion

Spoiler Alert!


An international sensation, this hilarious, feel-good novel is narrated by an oddly charming and socially challenged genetics professor on an unusual quest: to find out if he is capable of true love. 882 more words

Grown Up Books Reviewed

Autism A-Z: P is for Person First

This post is part of a series for Autism Acceptance Month in which I will be exploring various ideas and subjects relating to autism and being autistic. 704 more words


Getting my Goat

As spring break loomed on the horizon, Joseph began asking about going to Arizona. He’d never been there before and he wanted to see Sedona and the Grand Canyon. 883 more words