I'm glad you stood up to them AND publicized their process. "We want to republish this awesome thing you wrote, but we're going to undermine what makes it awesome." yeah nope
Urgh. You can tell The Mighty isn't there to help disabled people from the words 'special needs' and 'with autism' on the homepage and the fact that most of the articles are written by parents of disabled children.
Great write up, wow, just wow. Lost for words. Did they ever respond?
Richard, I received a short reply along the lines of - sorry your experience with us was not good.