(This is the section for articles BY Michael John Carley. For articles featuring, or ABOUT Michael John Carley, please go to his Past Media page)


In Praise of Autism Surfing Organizations

An Exceptional Parent reprint of an earlier piece I did for Sinkhole. Their layout on my sitre until the issue comes out later this month


In the Autism World, Why Are We Afraid of Sex?

Exceptional Parent (EP) Magazine (EP's layout posted on my site until their January issue comes out)

EP magazine as per 02.01.19


Autism Without Fear: In Praise of Autism Surfing Organizations



Autism-Schmautism: In the End, Darius McCollum was Poor and Black

(Temporary Placement until December 2018 issue of Exceptional Parent Magazine)

EP layout as per 12.14.18


Autism Without Fear: We're Not "Bad at Sex," But We Sure Are Bad at Teaching It—Part 1: "Be Afraid!"

Part 2: The Autism World is NOT "Sexpositive." Here's Why

Part 3: The Lies That People WITHOUT Autism Live By



Autism Without Fear: Why the Ability to Travel Might Mean...Everything

Exceptional Parent Magazine


Autism Without Fear: Packer Protests, National Anthems, and Why Green Bay's Greg Clark Exemplifies All Veterans

Reprint of a January, 2018 Huffington Post column in Exceptional Parent Magazine, July, 2018.


Autism Without Fear: Nazi or No Nazi, Hans Asperger Was Not Our Father

(Temporary Placement)


Parents, Does Your Autism Spectrum Child's School Provide Peer Support...From Spectrum Grownups?

From the 2018 Autism Awareness Edition of Exceptional Parent Magazine

Reprinted in Spectrum Life Magazine in June, 2018.


"Acceptance" is a Start, Not a Finish

Written for the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) and their publication, the OARacle


Autism Without Fear—Green Bay Edition: Packer Protests, National Anthems, and Why Despite His Autism, Green Bay's Greg Clark Exemplifies All Veterans

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: The War on Christmas 

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: Remembering Donna Williams

Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: In Carly Fleischmann's Own Words—What Happened on HBO's "Night of Too Many Stars."

Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear—Green Bay Edition: For Better or for Worse

Huffington Post

Autism Without Fear: From the Organization for Autism Research's (OAR's) Upcoming College Guide: "You Can Do It Too"

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear—Green Bay Edition: Erik, Time, and a Simpler Answer

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear—Green Bay Edition: Scott, Sensory Issues, and an Employer Who Gets It

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear—Green Bay Edition: Jakob Robinson is Missing From This Picture

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear—Green Bay Edition: Autism, Elder Care, Alzheimer's...Meet the Mortons!

 Huffington Post


It's Father's Day: "So What?"

Written for NEXT for Autism


Autism Without Fear: "Do I Look Fat in This Diagnosis?"

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: On the Passing of Autism Speaks' Suzanne Wright—For Fellow Spectrumites

 Huffington Post


 Autism Without Fear: "Is My Company's Diversity & Inclusion Strategy...'Comical'?"

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: Secrets/Confessions of an NFL Mock Draft Genius/LOSER

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: Advice for Young, Autistic Authors

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: On Darius McCollum, and the Necessary Resignations of Allen Cappelli, Charles Moerdler, and Andrew Alpert

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: Don't Get TOO Excited About Autism Employment Initiatives

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: Asperger's, Shootings, Healing, Guns

 Huffington Post

Autism Without Fear: Schools Need to Bring Back Skilled Trades—A Conversation with Temple Grandin

 Huffington Post

Autism Without Fear: "Hold it. Donald Trump's a Moron on Vaccines? No. WASHINGTON'S a Moron on Vaccines!"

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: How "Best Practices" are Vastly Overrated in Today's Educational Environment

  Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: When We Are Overwhelmed

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: On "the Twizzler Challenge" and Other Populist Trends

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: Examining the Legitimacy of Autism Life Coaches

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: We Raise Money for Research . . . But Not for Our Kids' Schools and Service Agencies???

 Huffington Post

Autism Without Fear: Is Corporate Use of "Emotional Intelligence" Grounds for Discrimination Under the ADA?

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: A Tribute to Author Nancy Garden (or to "Sandy and Nancy")

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: Goodbye, New York. Hello . . . Green Bay, Wisconsin???

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: "'Asperger Entrepreneurs'? Don't Entrepreneurs Have to Socialize With Potential Investors?" 

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: Don't Kid Yourself—Or Rob Your Kid: Sports Matter

Part 1 of a three-part series for Huffington Post

Part 2

Part 3

 Huffington Post


Autism Without Fear: In the Autism World, Maybe You Just ARE a Bad Parent

First contribution to a new blog with Huffington Post

Book Review: Gary Greenberg's "The Book of Woe" (scathing critique of the DSM-V and its authors)

February, 2014 issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders


Leaving GRASP So It Can Grow

Fall, 2013 edition of Australian Asperger’s Autism Spectrum Magazine.


Socialization for Those on the Autism Spectrum: The Value of Quantity, and the Bigger Picture

Different Roads to Learning.


Tackling the Unemployment Crisis for Adults with Asperger’s

Summer 2012 edition of Autism Spectrum News.


Do I Have Employees with Hidden Disabilities (and Not Know it)?

July 12, 2012 story for Linkage Magazine


Changing Developments in Employment for Young Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome

May 28, 2013 blog for ASTEP


Building Corporate Confidence

2012 blog for ASTEP


The Primacy of Trust (Parts II)

Two part article written with Dr. Barry Prizant that began in the Fall, 2009 issue of Autism Spectrum Quarterly.


Asperger's Syndrome in the Workplace

CAI Human Resources Management. October 25, 2012.


What They Can Do, Not What They Can’t

Front cover article for the Summer, 2009 issue of Autism Spectrum News


Learning the Power of "So What"

Published in the Summer 2006 issue of Autism/Asperger Digest


The Origins of GRASP

Published in the Spring 2006 issue of The Autism Perspective (TAP)


Calling a Truce in the Spectrum Wars

Published in the Spring, 2006 issue of Autism Spectrum Quarterly


Dodged Bullets

Published in the February, 2006 issue of The OARacle