An Autistic Voice Teacher Reacts to Kodi Lee’s AGT’s Golden Buzzer

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I have written previously about how grateful I was for having music in my life (1). I feel that it saved my life in several different ways. What I have not discussed is the fact that of all the things that I tried to do professionally, the only one that allowed me a degree of […]

ABA Rhetoric, Difficult Choices for Parents

White girl in school, sitting across from a white woman teacher. The teacher clasps her hands and the girl is copying that with her own hands, looking at them. There are paintings on the wall and the desk is white.

Parents are often pushed into ABA therapy for their child after an autism diagnosis. This article shows how parents can make informed decisions about supporting their child without giving into the common rhetoric that ABA therapists push onto parents.

The Accidental Autistic

World-renowned neurotypical advocate to autistic persons, J David Hall, realizes that he himself is autistic and chronicles unpacking that truth.

50 Ways Society Gaslights and Stonewalls Autistic People

Autistic people, adults and children, are infantilized, gaslighted, and manipulated regularly by society– individuals and institutions. Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted group, making them question their own memory, perception, and sanity. Using persistent denial, misdirection, contradiction, […]

Why Being Confused Is Absolutely Panic-Inducing for Most Autistics

I’ve been doing a video series on YouTube for the past six months called, “Why Autistic People Do That”, and it has been one of the most rewarding projects I’ve ever worked on. The series happened quite by accident because of (yet another) breakup of a short-term relationship that got me thinking, “I really need […]

The Detriment of the Doubt

“I hope I can read this tomorrow without getting upset,” a friend of mine recently wrote in a chat. Inside my brain, I felt the cogwheels start creaking and gaining momentum. I scrolled up the chat history to see if I wrote something stupid, inconsiderate, tactless, offensive. Nope, none that I could attribute her reaction […]

Poetry: Don’t Tell Me

Don’t Tell Me Life’s too hard I’ve come this far To go nowhere Why the blank stare? Don’t tell me you’ve been there.  I don’t want to hear Let’s make that clear Just save your breath Because I have none left Don’t tell me I’ve nothing to fear.  Taste of salt on my tongue Remember […]