Rachel Israel’s debut feature opens today at the Music Box Theatre.
Dan Savage advises a letter writer in search of sex advice for those on the spectrum, and more.
The Boston troupe, who are the subject of a Netflix documentary, aren’t defined by their condition.
Is the only option to “take one for the team”? Plus: an autistic lesbian under the thumb of disapproving parents
A Second City show at the Goodman and a Star Trek-inspired Dickens adaptation are among this week’s best bets.
Stephon Watts was diagnosed with Asperger’s at age nine—and shot dead by Calumet City cops at age 15. Now his family is working to keep other kids with autism out of the line of fire.
Remembering a “runner” from my days as a direct-care provider at a day center for developmentally disabled adults
While I was distracted by Chicago’s epic mayoral election, Governor Rauner fired the opening salvos in his war against helping people with autism.
Dan on giving and acknowledging consent, resuscitating a dead sex life, and rolling with the kinks.
The writer lost his home caring for his autistic son.
The most moving post from Moving Week, NSFW unless you can cry there
Remembering an unlucky friend
This week’s Chicagoan: Marc Lazar, autism specialist
Kevin Breslin’s short documentary “Living for 32,” about Colin Goddard, antigun activist and Virginia Tech shooting survivor, screens Friday 2/25 in the Peace on Earth Film Festival, which runs through Sunday 2/27 at the Chicago Cultural Center.
David E. Simpson, director of the documentary “Milking the Rhino” about community-based conservation in Africa, speaks Tuesday 1/26 at Chicago Filmmakers.