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A full list of the contributors to Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, with short biographies.


Jack and Autism Acceptance Month

We’re featuring “Slice of Life” conversations with Autistics of all ages — kids through adults — throughout April’s Autism Acceptance Month Our goal is to help TPGA readers understand that autistic people are people who have interesting, complicated lives and who are as diverse and varied as any other population united by a label. We are the people in each other’s neighborhoods, and the more we know about each other — the more visible autistic people and children are — the more common autism acceptance will be. That is our hope.  Today’s Slice of Life is a conversation between Jack and his mother, TPGA contributor Jean Winegardner, who also blogs at Stimeyland and Autism Unexpected. What is your name? Jack. What would you like a one-sentence description of yourself to say? I love video games. My trigger word is lasagna. [That last is a hybrid from the Muppet Movie and…