“… 87 percent of autism families never go on vacation.” National Geographic explores ideas for taking autistic kids on vacation to national parks. They are also looking for input from autism parents about making public spaces more autism-friendly.
Younger children will need decades to recover from two years of remote education and childcare closures. [headline fixed] Similar piece in the New Republic. I’m glad that I’m not the only one horrified that 150,000 children are missing from NYC public schools.
TIL — A disabled adult with no income only gets $573 per month or less than $7,000 per year from the government. It takes hours and hours to complete all the paperwork, none of which can be done by people with severe disabilities. (more on this later)
Supply chain Christmas. Are you shopping early?
My cousin, Charlene, had a debilitating illness a few years back. She would sleep for 20 hours a day. She was totally exhausted all the time. But the doctor couldn’t find anything wrong with her. She’s not alone. Megan McArdle talks about her experiences with chronic illness. Ross Douthat has a book about it.
COOKING: I made a crazy soup last night with tons of vegetables, spicy sausage, and cannellini beans. This kale soup is similar, but mine was better.
PICTURE: I sold $250 worth of vintage medical reference books yesterday.