There were a couple of things that spurred my dive into research regarding facilitated communication (FC) and other methods of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC). One that I have mentioned before is that I watched a few documentaries featuring autistic people who spell or type to communicate. Another was that I very quickly learned about […]
Dayllce Potess introduces one of her special interests, Neuroqueer theory, examining the intersections of autistic, gender, and LGBTQ+ identity.
“She is riddled with anxiety. She needs to feel control in the external world because everything feels so out of control inside.
She is an amazing person.”
Why is the concept of Neurodiversity so important to the autistic and broader disability community? An exploration of the history of the neurodiversity movement
Being diagnosed with PTSD was one of the most validating things I’ve ever experienced. Not only did it lead me down a path of healing, it helped me to discover my autism. Learning that I had PTSD was the first time I felt validated in a way that allowed me to be myself. I didn’t […]
In order to invalidate the words and language of those who require a communication partner, opponents cling to logical fallacies to justify ableism.
Healthy psychological development depends on autonomy, competence, and relatedness. ABA undermines healthy psychological development.
The media has an obligation to uphold objectivity, fairness, and ethical reporting– but the coverage of autistic and other disabled folk is rife with inspiration porn.
People often believe that having OCD means that people are ordered and have neat houses. The reality of OCD is that it’s dark, crippling, and difficult.
As an adult female with autism who runs a podcast and media outlet, I am what our media would present as a depressingly-rare convergence of traits.