This qualitative exploration helps us understand how a community of parents and professionals all claiming to be focused on the wellbeing of autistics have come to be at such a divide from autistic advocates themselves, delicately unfolding one of the core phenomenological aspects of the autistic experience that has been hidden in plain sight for so many years.
Having others I can relate to who have both intersecting identities as part of their experience has been extremely helpful in figuring out how I should go forward coping with the challenges both these issues have caused for me.
A bizarre encounter with a pawnshop Karen who claims COVID doesn’t exist leads to an online scavenger hunt and uncovered a horrifying history of bullying and abuse in the government-appointed Minnesota Autism Council.
So it’s the first of April and right now the last thing on people’s minds is autism awareness. But that really needs to change, since now during this pandemic we need people to be aware of the needs of disabled and neurodivergent people more than ever. It’s simply a fact that people in the autistic […]
Predictions about the state of the next few months, with a common-sense guide to organizing and being responsible in the era of the covid-19 global pandemic.
I will speak in terms of beliefs, because at the core there is a point where the choice of our political system becomes a matter of philosophy rather than fact. I believe that hierarchies are inherently destructive. Human beings should not organise themselves in top-down orders, but rather operate in a manner that is cooperative […]
It doesn’t speak to me about grit or determination or courage or tenacity either, though for some it might. For me it speaks about the importance of understanding that success consists of living, sometimes for excessively tedious amounts of time in a predominant state of failure.