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. Corporate “Neurodiversity @ Work” and “Autism @ Work” initiatives are largely scams to procure domesticated corporate workers that can’t afford to ask uncomfortable questions about the purpose of the organisation. […]
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.
I realized after being diagnosed with PTSD that I had been masking those symptoms the same way I had masked being autistic.
People see addicts in recovery as “a different sort of addict” to those who have not found recovery. This is invalidating and untrue.
This Autism Training in Utah Explains Why Police Shot Linden Cameron for Having a Meltdown in his Own Home
Horrifying video of optional Utah training sheds light on why police thought it was an appropriate response to shoot a 13 year old autistic fort having a meltdown in his own home.
This will be the most unexpected approach to suicide prevention you have ever encountered, and therein lies the beauty of this article.
Discussing suicide attempts and responding in crisis is always hard. Talking about it will help prepare people for these hard conversations.
Editor’s note: Osime Brown is a 21-year-old autistic Black man who was sentenced to five years in prison for trying to stop a street robbery. Upon his release in October, he is scheduled for deportation to Jamaica where he has not been since he was four. He has no one there to help him with […]
Autistic people are more vulnerable to addiction and suicide, and yet this is not discussed. We need to start talking about this now to reduce stigma and provide resources to those in need.
My son Craig took his life when he was 15 years old. The devastation of his death and his continued physical absence in my life is beyond description.