A Photographer Turns A Lens On His Father’s Alzheimer’s

Autistic New Yorkers Share Their Stim-Toy Stories With ‘Aftereffect’

After an autistic man’s stim toy was mistaken for a gun, with tragic results, NPR’s Aftereffects looked into how people’s stim toys impact their every day life. When you feel overwhelmed with sensory input, as a lot of autistic people often feel,...
Saying Goodbye, The Right Way

Saying Goodbye, The Right Way

Ediccia wanted to be remembered as someone who didn’t give up. Chuck said some of his favorite times were playing baseball with his brothers. Joe said he was the luckiest man in the world. Abel summed it up this way: “You have a one-way ticket. Don’t waste it!” They...
Intimate Photos of a Family Coping With Parkinson’s

Intimate Photos of a Family Coping With Parkinson’s

A few years ago, Abby Kraftowitz met Tammy Copeman at an office supply store in Pittsburgh. Kraftowitz was immediately drawn to Copeman’s openness, especially the stories about her mother, Eleanor, who had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s eight years earlier. Over the...