Highly recommended reading, Amy Harmon’s 2011 moving feature about 21-year-old Justin Canha and his struggle for independence. The article also includes videos.
What’s the difference between something causing autism versus increasing risk for autism? Martha Herbert, Ph.D., M.D., talks about how genes and environment lead to autism by an accumulation of “Total Load”– a pile-up of risk factors to the point of overflow.
Amy Harmon’s 2004 article about the growing movement by people who say brain differences, like body differences, should be embraced, and argue for an acceptance of ''neurodiversity.”
Susan Sheehan’s 2003 feature article in the New Yorker, “The Autism Fight,” a riveting account of Regina and Daniel Wagner’s six-year battle to get their 2 children with autism the therapy they needed.