wikipedia.org Article for Naoki Higashida

Image shows a surrealistic purple sunset with a silhouette of a boy jumping. Text reads: When I was small, I didn't even know that I was a kid with special needs. How did I find out? By other people telling me that I was different from everyone else, and that this was a problem. Naoki Higashida

Editor’s Note: Anti-autistic Wikipedia editors have long been vandalizing and rewriting the narrative around autism and neurodiversity, with the most aggressive editing directed at non-speaking autistics.

wikipedia.org Article on Tito Mukhopadhyay

Tito Mukhopadhyay is a non-speaking autistic author and poet. His page was removed by Wikipedia vandals. In protest, The Aspergian is publishing them here.

wikipedia.org Article on Sue Rubin

Sue Rubin’s page on Wikipedia was removed due to discrimination and vandalism. In protest, The Aspergian is reposting and editing the pages of nonspeakers.

Wikipedia.org Article on Lucy Blackman

A card in a person's hand against a blue background. On the card is a poem from Lucy Blackman titled, Voice. The poem read: A triangle in a world of violins, an echo not an original chord, my voice sings for the angels.

Anti-autistic editors at Wikipedia have gotten many autistic pages removed from the site because they take issue with the way they learned to communicate. We are republishing the pages in protest.

wikipedia.org Article on Amy Sequenzia

When non-speaking autistics are given tools and choices for ways to communicate, to express themselves, they are empowered to become the authors of their own narratives.  In doing so, the power to own someone else’s story and control the autonomy of non-speakers is removed from institutions, systems, and individuals.  Because of this, corporations, “charities,” and […]

FC, RPM, and How Wikipedia Became Complicit in Silencing Non-speaking Autistics

A child's hand using a tablet on a table with a desk plant in the background.

Over the past few months, I was involved in an editing dispute on Wikipedia involving the efficacy of facilitated communication (FC) and Rapid Prompting Method (RPM). What began with one contentious edit has now resulted in the deletion of the following biographical articles of autistic people from Wikipedia: Amy Sequenzia, a prominent non-speaking self-advocate who […]

Behaviorism is Dead. How Do We Tell The (Autism) Parents?

Dog trainer Carol Millman is back with another article looking at the archaic science of behaviorism and why it should have been retired long ago.

Suicide Prevention: the Autistic Occupation Edition

This will be the most unexpected approach to suicide prevention you have ever encountered, and therein lies the beauty of this article.

Pathologisation of life and neurodiversity in W.E.I.R.D. monocultures

As long as society confuses homo economicus with homo sapiens we are more than “a bit off course”. The exploitative nature of our “civilised” cultures is top of mind for many neurodivergent people. In contrast, many neuronormative people seem to deal with the trauma via denial, resulting in profound levels of cognitive dissonance.

Osime Brown: A Life Sentence for Not Stealing a Mobile Phone

Osime was sentenced to 5 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Now, Osime has been scheduled for deportation to Jamaica where he knows no one and would have nothing.