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

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

Family Caregivers Exchange Tips, Share Stories To Ease Alzheimer’s Losses

Vicki Bartholomew started a support group for wives who are caring for a husband with Alzheimer’s disease because she needed that sort of group herself. “My husband’s still living, and now I’m in an even more difficult situation — I’m...