In an interview, the editors describe the purpose of the journal:
Too true, and amen to that.
There is so much noise out there about autism - much of it hyperbolic, stereotyped, biased, inaccurate, and hysterical. Our hope is to create an arena where we can get to some truths about what it really is to be autistic and to love people who are autistic.
FYI, the editors are soliciting essays. The deadline for submission is December 31, 2008. See the website for details.
Kerry Cohen, one of the editors, authored this story, which resonated with me. I feel as though Brad and I are on a similar journey as she and her son, and I share her values. I look forward to the journal's publication.