I just have no words. My blood is boiling. This teenage boy was shot by police officers while having a breakdown. Damage to multiple organs. This is why all society needs a better understanding of neurodivergence. Read the story at Slate.
Hello friends, musicians, allies and fellow autistics: While my life has been busy the last few weeks due to life changes, I have missed some changing culture at one of our longstanding benefactors. I thank a fellow autistic for warning me about this. Over the past month or so, some reviews have been circulating about … Continue reading [Announcement] Parting Ways With NonPareil Institute
What a depressing story and reminder of the ableism still present in our public education system. Even worse that it was an ethnically diverse child as well. Thankfully the person responsible is being held accountable. The story is here on USA Today.
From Wikipedia: "Ableism /ˈeɪblɪzəm/ (also known as ablism, disablism (Brit. English), anapirophobia, anapirism, and disability discrimination) is discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities. Ableism characterizes persons as defined by their disabilities and as inferior to the non-disabled." Ableism is something that happens in the autism community regularly. It is essentially discrimination against people … Continue reading Ableism, Defined