Autistic History, Disability History, Holocaust

Autistic History: Hans Asperger

Background Johann Friedrick Karl Asperger (1906-1980) was born on February 18, 1906 in Hausbrunn,Vienna, Austria on a farm near Vienna. He was the oldest of three sons. Parents were Sophie and Johann Asperger.  Hans parents were raised on a farm but Hans and his brothers were raised in the city of Vienna. His younger brother Karl… Continue reading Autistic History: Hans Asperger

Ableism Rebuttals

An Autistic Mom's Perspective on Alejandro Ripley's Murder

Alejandro Ripley was a 9 year old autistic boy who lived in South Florida, same area as I do. He was described by one of his neighbors as a playful child. He was always laughing while jumping on his trampoline. "Overall a good boy." Patricia Ripley, his mother (I use this term loosely), led him… Continue reading An Autistic Mom's Perspective on Alejandro Ripley's Murder