Earlier this week, I was looking at Twitter and checking our notifications. What caught my eye was the photo we use on Anne Dachel's amazing posts cataloging the monstrous increase in and costs of special education around the globe. Then I read the Tweet and thought, "Hey, I know that name." I had to think back many years to a collegial conversation she and I had. Jill has an organization called something like the National Coalition for Severe Autism. Here at AofA, we say over and over that the more severe versions of autism have been totally buried by neurodiversity. I would consider any org focusing on people like many of our readers' own children an ally. The Tweet says otherwise. Below is my exchange with Jill.
I no longer engage at the curb level. I have weathered the worst kind of verbal and written abuse from trolls on the Internet. Below is our exchange.
Followed by more charm.
Golly geewillikers, Jill is pulling out the big guns. Ridiculous! Rants! Laughingstock! And the deniers' most favorite shield "PSEUDO-SCIENCE!!!" (You have to say that in your best Monster Truck announcer voice.
We ain't going nowhere. If you can swing it, shoot us a donation. There are far more Jills and shills than dollar bills in our world. Thanks. Bonehead Betty, aka Kim.