Friday, May 4, 2012

April Round-Up: What I Loved on OTHER People's Blogs

"The Storm is Coming" by Neil Kramer
First off, before I get to the official stuff? Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you! (OK, now that I've let my SciFi geek freak flag fly a bit, back to the business at hand...)

Welcome to the April edition of "What I Loved on OTHER People's Blogs," my regular monthly round-up of what has caught my eye (and brain, and heart) on the internet.

As you certainly know, April was Autism Awareness / Acceptance month, and so there have been so many, many wonderful posts about autism to splash across the cybersphere this past month, I don't even know where to begin.

If I listed and linked up all the amazing things I've read, this post would be a mile long. So I will instead be offering a small sampling of all the fabulous that is out there; idiosyncratic and very incomplete, as always.

And then, at the end? Something completely unrelated to autism and hilariously funny, from one of my LTYM cohorts. Spit-take funny. Seriously, do not read with a mouthful of beverage or you will be wiping it off the screen.

And, as usual, a couple of my favorite photos from my friend and favorite intstagram photographer, Neil Kramer, who also blogs at Citizen of the Month.

So without further ado, a dozen or so special posts by autists and parents of folks on the spectrum from April, 2012, curated here for you...

Murder, Fear and Hope from Ariane of Emma's Hope Book

Next Steps For An Adult Child With Autism from Liane at The Huffington Post

The naked mechanisms of echolalia from Amanda of Ballastexistenz

The Respite Requirement from Hartley of Hartley’s Life With 3 Boys at The Oxygen Mask Project

thoughtful, not scrubbed from Jess of a diary of a mom

 (photo interlude, courtesy of Neil) 
“In back of truck” by Neil Kramer
Mama Be Good: To "I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers": #AutismPositivity2012 from Brenda of Mama Be Good

Light Up The World from Alysia of Try Defying Gravity

This is What You Get from Rachel of Journeys with Autism

Outrage for Akian: It's about dignity from Jillsmo of Yeah. Good Times.

I have to believe from Mir of Woulda Coulda Shoulda

And now enjoy the one that is so NOT about autism:

Secrets of the Traveling Va-Jay-Jay from Kate of Diary of a Return-to-Work Mom

“Tree in Cemetery” by Neil Kramer
My work here is done. See you next month!


  1. Aw, thank you, Varda. You are kind to mention me among all those wonderful April blogs. Those photos are amazing! How does he do that?!

  2. Varda! This is so thoughtful of you and I'm honored to be one of the blogs you mentioned. And I love that you like to laugh. Me too.


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