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Sunday, September 29, 2019

Autism and Heckling

In The Politics of Autism, I write about the everyday struggles facing autistic people and their families -- including casual prejudice against disabled people.  Autistic people suffer when others use "autism" as a slur or curse.

KYW-TV in Philadelphia:
A day after Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper called out Washington Nationals fans for crossing the line with their heckling, his wife, Kayla Harper, revealed that those fans were targeting their newborn son Krew. She even said that some Nationals fans told her they wished her son was born with autism.