Hoosier Amy McVay Abbott is in the third act of her career. Since May 2009, she has worked as a freelance writer specializing in healthcare. Prior to freelancing, she worked as a journalist and also spent nearly three decades in administrative and marketing positions in healthcare. Amy is also the mother of an adult son with Asperger’s Syndrome. She is involved in several organizations that serve the disability and rehabilitation community, and is the 2013 Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center of Southwestern Indiana.
Amy is the author of “The Luxury of Daydreams,” a book of essays, and writes a bi-weekly newspaper column “The Raven Lunatic” for nine Indiana newspapers. She has a Master’s degree in journalism from Ball State University. More of Amy's writing is available on her website.
Meena and Ashish Mundle have been managing a successful franchise deli for nearly two decades. At Schlotzky’s Deli in Evansville, Indiana, the Mundles depend ...
In May of 2011—19 years after I was first diagnosed with autism at age 4—I was on my way to receive my undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University.
“I’m just not sure what to do, or how to help her,” my friend Marie (a pseudonym) said. Her voice trembled slightly.
When I graduated from college, I found out quickly that to support myself in the “real world” I would have to work two jobs.
April wasn’t only Autism Awareness Month. It was National Stress Awareness Month too. Coincidence?
Part II of our story on autistic adults living in rural America.
Friday night, Cameron attended his high school prom. This wasn’t his first prom, as his school invites all high school students to attend each year, and Cameron had attended the year before...
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