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 ...
Being a self-advocate in the autism community for the past several years has definitely had a few perks here and there.
Last night I had a dream that found me raging through my childhood home. For some reason, I was very angry with my family.
Every day I live with and struggle to compensate for my autism.
“I don’t think it’s safe to go,” I texted my sitter. “Let me call the office.”
I attended a focus group this week. A new venture is being developed with the intent of providing a unique six to nine-month internship experience for young adults with disabilities.
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