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Jennifer Byde Myers
Works at Thinking Person's Guide to Autism
Attended U.C. Berkeley
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+Shawn Myers  on pizza and robots.  (and differentiation , and emotional connections)
Recently I was reading a great post by David Siminoff, Founder of Shmoop, about An analysis of robot vs. human labor. David laid out a great analysis of “the war” between humans and robots, and the rational financial analysis for deploying the marginal robot instead of the marginal human.While one interpretation of David’s argument is a financial analysis of a dystopian future (cue Terminator music), I for one welcome our new robot overlords -- b...
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Happy anniversary +Shawn Myers
I went to the woods because. I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if. I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish ...
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Motherhood and the Scientific Method
My Mother's day began with pancakes, and coffee, and champagne, and strawberries...followed by a short nap. When I had been properly feted, Lucy said she really wanted to do "fun stuff," so we turned the day towards our children, and what adventure would ma...
I went to the woods because. I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if. I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish ...
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One in 68 children is now identified with an autism spectrum disorder. However, the diagnosis means something different to each person and family affected by it. "If you meet one person with autism, you've met one person with autism," Steph...
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Being Hopeful Is Never a Mistake
Over the last few weeks I scanned-in, then shredded, thousands of pages of our life, old documents that were taking up space. The guest room is not a place where old memories should go to die, and so I pulled out a giant bin and began re-living moments of p...
I went to the woods because. I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if. I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish ...
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I don't need to hate autism to want my son to have an easier time at things.
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Newsweek's featuring a new article about autism. When you finish girding your loins or gathering your spoons, take a look at it. OK. Forget the horrible headline. No, wait. Don't forget it. Substitute in "Did a son's parapleg...
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Grab a Fork, This Life is Great.
a slice of life   "So this weekend, we've got...anything going on? Friday? Date night?" "Yes, date night, actually it's our anniversary." "Oh, right. I remembered that earlier this week. Sorry. "I'm not mad. I made a reservation." that's
it. that's what ou...
I went to the woods because. I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if. I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish ...
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We Called Him Gus
Lucy named him Gus. Which was short for Octavius, the mouse
in Cinderella, and also for Augustus Gloop, the boy from Willy Wonka and the
Chocolate Factory. Gus was a little chubby, but he was good natured and eager
to please. My husband is good at picking o...
I went to the woods because. I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if. I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish ...
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I went to the woods because. I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if. I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish ...
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I Don't Hate Autism, I Hate Migraines.
Last night my baby girl had her first migraine. Or maybe it wasn't a "real" migraine, but it was a headache so big, that it made her cry on the floor, holding her little seven-year-old head, while afraid to touch her scalp. It made her need help lying down ...
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1,541 people
Kurt Koeppen's profile photo
Mahesh Jagannath's profile photo
Genesio Hortega's profile photo
Paul Lamont's profile photo
Aarthi Satheesh (Yummy Tummy)'s profile photo
Jessica Watson's profile photo
Kevin Novak's profile photo
Moshiur Rahman's profile photo
Rosemary O'Neill's profile photo
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writer, editor, patient advocate, community manager
Employment
  • Thinking Person's Guide to Autism
    writer, editor, community manager, 2010 - present
  • Gap Inc.
    management, IT, training, UI design, and everything else, 1989 - 2000
  • CMD
    Bay Area lead, 2000 - 2001
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Female
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Jennifer Byde, Jenny Byde, jennyalice, Jennifer Myers, Jenbyde
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Editor at The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism
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www.jennyalice.com www.thinkingautismguide.com

Jennifer Byde Myers is a writer, editor, and parent of a child with autism. She has been writing at jennyalice.com, since 2003 chronicling her family’s journey from diagnosis to daily living with her son’s special needs. Her writing has been featured at Salon.com, Autism Speaks, and in several books, including the award-winning My Baby Rides the Short Bus. Jennifer has been interviewed on NPR, most recently on Forum with Michael Krasny, and is a Parenting.com Must-Read Mom. She is a founder and editor of The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, a resource dedicated to providing science- and evidence-based information and practical advice, with information from autistics, parents of children with autism, and the professionals who support the community. She lives on the San Francisco peninsula with her husband and two children. Follow her on Twitter at @jennyalice.



Education
  • U.C. Berkeley
    English, 1990 - 1994