A Decade of Left Brain/Right Brain

1 Jan

2013 marks the 10 year mark for Left Brain/Right Brain. The blog actually started in June, as I recall, but June of 2003. The blog started out as a place for Kev Leitch to write about his life and his work. Most of his writing about his life was about events pertaining to his autistic child. I found the blog a few years later and it had already evolved significantly from its early days. It has evolved since then as well.

In a time when the online and public discussion was dominated by groups of parents willing to characterize autistics as “train wrecks” and “empty shells” who had “descended into the hell of autism”, Kev stood up to counter the message. Kev put together the autism hub to band together autistics and allies who were writing from a perspective of respect. Kev hosted an online forum and at one point this blog was home to about 10 writers, autistic and allies.

Kev has moved on to other ventures. I wish him well. He did a lot of good here.

By Matt Carey

6 Responses to “A Decade of Left Brain/Right Brain”

  1. Bryson Johnson January 2, 2013 at 00:07 #

    Congratulations on achieving this milestone.

  2. Michele Sanchez Portland Maine January 2, 2013 at 00:24 #

    Fantastic Kev!! Thanks for sharing all of your experiences and growth in connecting the dots for us all:)
    Michele Sanchez Portland Maine

  3. Science Mom January 2, 2013 at 01:18 #

    Congratulations to Sullivan for picking up LB/RB and informing us of matters important to autists and the autistic community. And thanks to Kev for filling the hateful void with a rational mind by starting LB/RB.

    • stanley seigler January 4, 2013 at 03:55 #

      thanks for the decade…where do you find the time to share…

  4. Low Budget Dave January 6, 2013 at 20:10 #

    I enjoy reading the blog, and would like to compliment you on your work here. I like that you allow people to speak up in the comments section even when you disagree.

  5. TLPG February 12, 2013 at 22:07 #

    This blog has been the beacon against the haters, and I’d like to think Kev played a major role in the activist movement that we know today worldwide. My own contribution has been going for longer, but it was nothing compared to Kev’s blog as it developed. I really only started being a big activist when I first came across a certain Londonderry, NH resident! And that was in late 2006. I was there when that moron attacked Kev in the disgusting manner that he did and saw it all. Congratulations on ten years of fighting the good fight, LB/RB!

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