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
Every year, people are murdered by their caretakers. Join our longtime benefactors, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, in a vigil in the memory of those disabled people who have been victimized by those they trust. You can attend a virtual vigil on March 1st here: https://m.facebook.com/events/466395480560834/
Yet another reason to avoid “cure” language when speaking of autism. In Britain, as many as six kids were subjected to drinking bleach in order to “cure” them. I am pretty sure most people know NOT to do this, but episodes like this and the way the internet can be used to rapidly spread disinformation … Continue reading Another Reason to Avoid Cure Language. This is Horrifying.
Don't know if you heard about this story, but a police officer attacked an autistic person after mistaking their stim for a probable cause or a symptom of drug use. Because of this, that department is starting a classification system for people who are neurodiverse, such as wearing wristbands to label oneself as autistic. While … Continue reading Should Autistic People Be Classified by Wristbands?