The Joy of Autism has been in operation since 2005 with over 500 posts written.

because finding joy doesn't come without struggle;
because the point is to find it;
because if an autistic person calls autism their way of being, not an illness, then it is;
because every human has value and is a joy;
because despite inhumane acts, I believe in humanity;
but most of all, because of my son Adam.


This blog's articles are only down temporarily as the site will be redesigned. This blog has been given numerous awards, as well as listed in the top 10 autism blogs as well as the top 100 health blogs. My hope is to refine the blog and you can help me do so. The old posts which have been used for academic purposes, will be up again in an archive.

Please, if you have some time, fill out the poll below to help me with the new format. I would also appreciate your comments if you have anything extra to add.

The Joy is Adam

The Joy is Adam

This blog is being redesigned. What did you enjoy most about The Joy of Autism blog?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Positively Autistic

Tonight on CBC or visit website by clicking here to view.

This website should be up and running (with all old blog posts) in 4 weeks. Sorry it wasn't ready in time for viewers to CBC.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

"Positively Autistic" on CBC This Monday

Adam and I were interviewed after my surgeries earlier this year for this program. You can catch it on CBC The National this Monday evening:

s things stand now, "Postively Autistic" will air on the "The National" this coming Monday October 27 after the newscast portion of the program. "The National" broadcasts twice, first on Newsworld (cable channel 26) beginning at 9:00 pm; and then across the CBC network main channel (the precise channel number varies across the country according to whether people receive on cable or satellite and whether or not they watch on HD) beginning at 10:00 pm. (The newscast portion of "The National" usually lasts approximately 25 minutes; the documentary will run immediately following the newscast).
People who live in the United States are sometimes able to receive CBC television in their area depending on their cable/satellite provider.

If you are unable to catch the broadcast when it airs on television, you can watch it afterwards on our website Our website will also offer a significant amount of supplementary information, including full transcripts of the interviews I conducted (including interviews with people who did not make it into the documentary itself), links to people's websites, etc.

Thanks for the Love

Thanks to ABFH for this new blog award. I've received the Thoughtful Blog Award, The Thinking Blog award. I tell ya, I can use the love right now!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

This Blog is Coming Back!

I know many of you are emailing me about my blog which discusses autism, disability in a critical context, and of course, how Adam and I experience many aspects of disability and society on a real-life level.

We are reconstructing a better, prettier don't give up on checking in regularly, although this may take a few weeks. All the material from that former site will be in the new site.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

If you need to reach me, email

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

This Blog

Is temporarily down. Stay tuned as it becomes redesigned.