October 2020

Tal Anderson: Finding My Voice through Acting

“The acting and improv training was a tool that I used to get me to the place where I am now – a place where I have a voice and I am confident enough to use it.”

Rediscovering the language of life

As I have been pointing out for the last few years, the commodification of neurodiversity and the exploitation of autistic people is in full swing.

indigenous girl child about three or four years old with face paint and a beaded necklace, smiling.

Children and Control: The Joyful Middle

Star Ford explains the space between behavior expectations as the Joyful Middle and teaches parents how to find and stay in that space with their children.

The Stress of Being Dependent

The pandemic lockdown gave nonspeaking teen Trevor a dose of what will be like after high school. He explores the difference in what life will be like for him compared to other young adults his age.

White person in suit at work looking at robot touching them while holding a ruler.

$5 Million Grant Awarded to Make Autistic People Mask in Job Interviews

They mention creating a “coaching process” using artificial intelligence, as if autistic people haven’t been “coached” enough into neurotypicality. Unfortunately, our entire lives are made up of neurotypical “coaching.” We often in fact, receive too much coaching in how to act or generally exist among other people.

Breaking News: Movement in Osime Brown’s Case

Our voices have been heard, and there has been progress! This hopeful battle won is a fresh wind in the sails as we enter the home stretch of the fight to stop the deportation of Osime Brown.

Masking and Mental Health Implications

Autistic Masking is not a simple social fake. Prolonged masking has serious mental health implications for autistics; level up your knowledge so can learn to embrace your autistic loved one as their authentic self.

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