Happy New Year! 1

Dear Readers,

Happy new year to you! I am so grateful that you continue to read this blog, even with my inconsistent and sporadic postings throughout the past year. As this blog nears its six-year anniversary (SIX YEARS?! That seems impossible!), I am humbled by anyone who bothers to read my random thoughts, observations, interviews, and reviews.

While 2017 might have been difficult in many ways for many people, it was actually good for me and my newfound career as an occasional professional writer. I am dipping my toes into writing more professionally, which is probably why I have not been posting as much on this blog. To that end, I thought I’d share the links to the writing I’ve accomplished throughout the year, but in other places.

Of course, I am not giving up on this blog and I will continue to post as much as I can. However, it has always been an internal struggle for me about what to share – and what not to share – about my personal life. Both Quentin and his sister, Fiona, deserve a kind of privacy on the internet, and this blog can expose a lot. As they age, I am more aware of the footprint I am leaving here for them (and others) to see in the future. I am always careful about what I am sharing, but this might give the reader a more positive veneer than the reality. At the same time, I think the kinds of observations I am making are an important contribution to the growing voices for disability research and rights. I remain at the core a disability advocate, hoping that the little stories I tell can expose at least one example of what autism and media/ technology can look like.

As always, I look forward to hearing from you, dear Reader, and what you think about this blog. Comments are always appreciated! Have a happy and healthy New Year. I, for one, am looking forward to 2018.

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  • Adelaide Dupont

    Thank you for sharing your Toca Boca posts in particular, Donna.

    They are great and really get to their target audience.

    I began to read about Quentin and Fiona in late 2015/early 2016.

    I appreciated the "grandfather and grandson" post a lot.