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Gail Morton

Gail Morton is a Research Services Librarian at Mercer University.  She holds an MLIS from the University of South Carolina-Columbia and has worked in academic libraries for twenty years. Her experiences as a mother to a son who has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder inspired her to co-author Why Johnny Doesn't Flap: NT is OK. This satirical picture book turns the tables on common depictions of neurological difference by drolly revealing how people who are not on the autistic spectrum are perceived by those who are.

Life With ASD: Hurry Up and Slow Down Already

Life With ASD: Hurry Up and Slow Down Already https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ups-and-down-of-autism/

There is a steady slowdown of cars in front of us on our way to a swim meet. My son, who was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at an early age, starts to show his agitation. Anxiety violently announces itself in the form of rapid-fire questions. “Why are we stopping?” “How long is this […]

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How Do You Explain Autism? A Personal Look

How Do You Explain Autism? A Personal Look https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/explaining-autism-personal-look

“What’s his autism?” asks my son, whom I’ll call Caleb, as we are packing his bag for swim team practice. He’s talking about a school friend who, like him, is on the spectrum. “What do you think it is?” “Well,” he says, “he gets frustrated when the schedule changes, just like I used to.” “So […]

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