Articles

(In reverse order, i.e. most recent at the top.fyi, This is the section for articles BY Michael John Carley. For articles featuring, or ABOUT Michael John Carley, please go to his Past Media page)

 

Autism Without Fear: The Last Time I Panicked

Neurodiversity Press

 

What I’d Like to See Change in (and for) the Disability Community in the Next 50 Years

Neurodiversity Press

 

When we “Misgender:” A Terrified Majority’s Beginner’s Guide to Modern Pronoun Use

Exceptional Parent Magazine

 

What Autism Organizations Can I Trust to Give Me Good Recommendations and Resources? (The six best for 2021)

Exceptional Parent Magazine (advanced copy of layout on my website)

Click here for the eventual version on the Exceptional Parent Magazine website

 

Why Lily Takes Great Pictures: The Autism Spectrum “Pets Thing”

Exceptional Parent Magazine (advanced copy of layout on my website)

 

The Toughest Boss I’ll Ever Have (Sissy Goodwin, 1946-2020)

Exceptional Parent Magazine (advanced copy of layout on my website)

 

They Call it “HIGHER Education:” A Profile of NYU’s Lisa Coleman

Exceptional Parent Magazine

 

COVIID-19 Isolation with the Carleys: How a Dad on the Spectrum Copes

NEXT for Autism

 

R.I.P. Mel Baggs, 1980-2020

mjc website

 

Autism as Comedy

Via the journal, The Behavioral Mind but in Exceptional Parent Magazine (advance layout on my website here)

 

Why “Best Practices” Means…Nothing

Exceptional Parent Magazine (advanced copy of layout on my website)

 

Simon (in memory of Father G. Simon Harak 1948-2019)

Veterans for Peace, Inc.

 

“We Raise Money for Autism Research? But Not for Our Kids’ Schools and Service Agencies???”

Exceptional Parent Magazine

 

The Brat in Your Classroom (and the Power of Narrative)

The Providence Journal (front page of the Sunday edition)

Editor, Alan Rosenberg writes on the decision to print my piece

 

“Do I Look Fat in This Diagnosis?”

Exceptional Parent Magazine

 

When We Are Overwhelmed II

Exceptional Parent Magazine

 

Is Corporate and Educational Use of “Emotional Intelligence” Discrimination as per the ADA?

Exceptional Parent Magazine. The layout is on my site until EP’s issue comes out later this month

 

“Acceptance” is a Start: Not a Finish

An Exceptional Parent reprint of an earlier piece I did for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR). The layout is on my site until EP’s issue comes out later this month

 

Monogamy, Polyamory, and What is “Cheating:” A Guide for the Autism Spectrum (and Beyond?)

Sinkhole

 

In Praise of Autism Surfing Organizations

An Exceptional Parent reprint of an earlier piece I did for Sinkhole. Their layout is on my site until the issue comes out later this month

 

In the Autism World, Why Are We Afraid of Sex?

EP magazine as per 02.01.19

 

Autism Without Fear: In Praise of Autism Surfing Organizations

Sinkhole

 

Autism-Schmautism: In the End, Darius McCollum was Poor and Black

(Temporary Placement until December 2018 issue of Exceptional Parent Magazine)

EP layout as per 12.14.18

 

Autism Without Fear: We’re Not “Bad at Sex,” But We Sure Are Bad at Teaching It—Part 1: “Be Afraid!”

Part 2: The Autism World is NOT “Sexpositive.” Here’s Why

Part 3: The Lies That People WITHOUT Autism Live By

Part 4: Monogamy, Polyamory, and What is “Cheating:” A Guide for the Autism Spectrum (and Beyond?)

Sinkhole

 

Autism Without Fear: Why the Ability to Travel Might Mean…Everything

Exceptional Parent Magazine

 

Autism Without Fear: Packer Protests, National Anthems, and Why Green Bay’s Greg Clark Exemplifies All Veterans

Reprint of a January, 2018 Huffington Post column in Exceptional Parent Magazine, July, 2018.

 

Autism Without Fear: Nazi or No Nazi, Hans Asperger Was Not Our Father

(mjc website)

 

Parents, Does Your Autism Spectrum Child’s School Provide Peer Support…From Spectrum Grownups?

From the 2018 Autism Awareness Edition of Exceptional Parent Magazine

Reprinted in Spectrum Life Magazine in June, 2018.

 

“Acceptance” is a Start, Not a Finish

Written for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) and their publication, the OARacle

 

Autism Without Fear—Green Bay Edition: Packer Protests, National Anthems, and Why Despite His Autism, Green Bay’s Greg Clark Exemplifies All Veterans

Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: The War on Christmas 

Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: Remembering Donna Williams

Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: In Carly Fleischmann’s Own Words—What Happened on HBO’s “Night of Too Many Stars.”

Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear—Green Bay Edition: For Better or for Worse

Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: From the Organization for Autism Research’s (OAR’s) Upcoming College Guide: “You Can Do It Too”

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear—Green Bay Edition: Erik, Time, and a Simpler Answer

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear—Green Bay Edition: Scott, Sensory Issues, and an Employer Who Gets It

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear—Green Bay Edition: Jakob Robinson is Missing From This Picture

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear—Green Bay Edition: Autism, Elder Care, Alzheimer’s…Meet the Mortons!

 Huffington Post

 

It’s Father’s Day: “So What?”

Written for NEXT for Autism

 

Autism Without Fear: “Do I Look Fat in This Diagnosis?”

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: On the Passing of Autism Speaks’ Suzanne Wright—For Fellow Spectrumites

 Huffington Post

 

 Autism Without Fear: “Is My Company’s Diversity & Inclusion Strategy…’Comical’?”

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: Secrets/Confessions of an NFL Mock Draft Genius/LOSER

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: Advice for Young, Autistic Authors

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: On Darius McCollum, and the Necessary Resignations of Allen Cappelli, Charles Moerdler, and Andrew Alpert

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: Don’t Get TOO Excited About Autism Employment Initiatives

Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: Asperger’s, Shootings, Healing, Guns

Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: Schools Need to Bring Back Skilled Trades—A Conversation with Temple Grandin

Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: How “Best Practices” are Vastly Overrated in Today’s Educational Environment

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: When We Are Overwhelmed

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: On “the Twizzler Challenge” and Other Populist Trends

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: Examining the Legitimacy of Autism Life Coaches

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: We Raise Money for Research . . . But Not for Our Kids’ Schools and Service Agencies???

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: Is Corporate Use of “Emotional Intelligence” Grounds for Discrimination Under the ADA?

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: A Tribute to Author Nancy Garden (or to “Sandy and Nancy”)

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: Goodbye, New York. Hello . . . Green Bay, Wisconsin???

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: “‘Asperger Entrepreneurs’? Don’t Entrepreneurs Have to Socialize With Potential Investors?”

 Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: Don’t Kid Yourself—Or Rob Your Kid: Sports Matter

Part 1 of a three-part series for Huffington Post

Part 2

Part 3

Huffington Post

 

Autism Without Fear: In the Autism World, Maybe You Just ARE a Bad Parent

First contribution to a new blog with Huffington Post

 

Book Review: Gary Greenberg’s “The Book of Woe” (scathing critique of the DSM-V and its authors)

February, 2014 issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. NOTE: This article has since been taken offline.

 

Leaving GRASP So It Can Grow

Fall, 2013 edition of Australian Asperger’s Autism Spectrum Magazine.

 

Socialization for Those on the Autism Spectrum: The Value of Quantity, and the Bigger Picture

Different Roads to Learning. NOTE: This article has since been taken offline.

 

Tackling the Unemployment Crisis for Adults with Asperger’s

Summer 2012 edition of Autism Spectrum News.

 

Do I Have Employees with Hidden Disabilities (and Not Know it)?

July 12, 2012 story for Linkage Magazine. NOTE: This article has since been taken offline.

 

Changing Developments in Employment for Young Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome

May 28, 2013 blog for ASTEP. NOTE: This article has since been taken offline.

 

Building Corporate Confidence

2012 blog for ASTEP. NOTE: This article has since been taken offline.

 

The Primacy of Trust (Parts II)

Two part article written with Dr. Barry Prizant that began in the Fall, 2009 issue of Autism Spectrum Quarterly.

 

Asperger’s Syndrome in the Workplace

CAI Human Resources Management. October 25, 2012. NOTE: This article has since been taken offline.

 

On Presidential Candidates and Vaccines

Guest blogging for The Culture of Science, 2012. NOTE: This article has since been taken offline.

 

What They Can Do, Not What They Can’t

Front cover article for the Summer, 2009 issue of Autism Spectrum News

 

Learning the Power of “So What”

Published in the Summer 2006 issue of Autism/Asperger Digest

 

The Origins of GRASP

Published in the Spring 2006 issue of The Autism Perspective (TAP)

 

Calling a Truce in the Spectrum Wars

Published in the Spring, 2006 issue of Autism Spectrum Quarterly

 

Dodged Bullets

Published in the February, 2006 issue of The OARacle