Changing Conversations: When Parents Murder Disabled Children
Michigan parent Kelli Stapleton recently pled guilty to poisoning her autistic teen daughter Issy. According to police reports, Kelly lured Issy into a van, “drugged her, lit the grills and left the van to get more charcoal while her sleeping daughter breathed in poisonous carbon monoxide fumes.” Kelli and Issy both survived the attempted murder-suicide.
yet another parent tries to murder an autistic child. thank god this one didn’t succeed.
the article doesn’t come right out and blame Autism Speaks for creating a poisonous ‘community’ of self-pitying parents isolating and dehumanizing their children, but they sure do hint at it.
(Source: autisticadvocacy, via roachpatrol)
The Jewelled Dragonet
The jewelled dragonet is a subspecies of dragon, native to the Amazon rain-forests. It can range from three feet long and a wingspan of ten feet wingtip to wingtip, to barely longer than a foot. As the name suggests, looking at one of these small dragons puts one in mind of a sculpture made…