General Essays

Book + Worm series, Medium, September 2017-present


“It Happened to Me: My Psychiatrist Told Me She Voted for Donald Trump,” XOJane 2 December 2016.


Why Has Japan’s Massacre of Disabled Gone Unnoticed?The Conversation 29 August 2016.


Blogging Illness,” Los Angeles Review of Books 15 July 2016.


My Son Has Down syndrome: Stop Telling Me He Has No Future,Pacific Standard 25 April 2016.


On Not Fixing What’s Not Broken,” Huffington Post 4 April 2016.


Airline Industry’s Miserable Record with Disabled Travelers,” The Hill 23 March 2016.


Arthur Miller’s Lost Opportunity,” Huffington Post 22 March 2016.


My Son with Down syndrome Is Not A Mascot for Abortion Restrictions,” Washington Post 19

February 2016.

Building Disability Literacy, One Brick at a Time,” Huffington Post 10 February 2016.


The Muppets Give My Son with Down syndrome Comfort and a Sense of Belonging,” Washington Post 22 September 2015.


Plain Old Sibling Rivalry,” Huffington Post 22 July 2015.


What Google Can Learn from the Wheelchair,” Reuters 11 June 2015.


Depressing Realities,” Inside Higher Ed 1 June 2015


Bound and Unbounded” (review of Judith Scott exhibit), Avidly 5 December 2015.


Belated but Essential Steps to Respect,” Huffington Post 17 November 2014.


All Tomorrow’s Parties,” Avidly 29 October, 2014.


Included, Everyone.”  Huffington Post 16 June 2014.


A Day in the Life” American Journal of Medical Genetics April 2014.


New Tests, Same Old Bias and Misinformation” (a response to Jane Brody)

published in Huffington Post, 21 October 2013.


Growing Up with A Disabled Sibling

published in The New York Times, 10 October 2013.


The Damaging Language of ‘Cure’ and Down Syndrome

published in Thin Places:  Faith, Family, and Disability with Amy Julia Becker, 2 October 2013.


What I’ve Learned Raising a Child with Down Syndrome

published in Maria Shriver’s Inspirational Stories from Architects of Change, 24 September 2013.


Henry Starts School

published in Bloom, 11 September 2013.


“The Flip Side of Food Studies

published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 2, 2013.


“Didn’t You Get Tested?”
published in Salon Magazine, April 28, 2013.


Our Nation’s Recipe for Food and Bigotry
published in The Huffington Post, April 13, 2013.


Multiple Intelligences

published in The Huffington Post, November 13, 2012.


Missing the Bus

published in The Huffington Post, September 13, 2013.


Olympian Imperfection

published in The Huffington Post, August 6, 2012.


Radical Pedagogy

published in The Huffington Post, July 25, 2012.


‘Baby’s Lunch’ Provides Food for Thought webforum
Curated by Rachel Adams, March 2011


Narrative’s Medicine
published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 6, 2011.


Through ‘the Keyhole’ Utopia
published in Times Higher Education, June 3, 2010.


My Adventures in Sugar
published in Gastronomica 11.1:  71-76.


Bring Down the Barriers—Seen and Unseen

published in The Chronicle of Higher Education 6 November 2011.


Universal wisdom: inclusive teaching can benefit us all 
published in Times Higher Education, June 9, 2011