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How a ‘Sesame Street’ Muppet became embroiled in a controversy over autism

Autistic self-advocates are changing discussions that, they say, have historically been “about us, without us.” (Published September 19, 2019) An autistic “Sesame Street” muppet is caught in a conflict between the most prominent autism organization in the United States advocating for early intervention, and autistic adults who see the condition as a difference, not a […]


First Openly Autistic Florida Attorney, Haley Moss, Honored at Charity Gala: ‘The Hopes of so Many Rest on Her’

By KATHERINE HIGNETT, NEWSWEEK When she hadn’t spoken by the age of three, doctors told Haley Moss’s parents she had autism. In January, twenty-one years after her 1997 diagnosis, she was sworn into the Florida Bar as its first openly autistic member. On Saturday, local autism charity Unicorn Children’s Foundation declared her a Youth Ambassador in recognition of […]