I was interviewed by Spectrum News about ABA. What I said in interviews is not the message I was hoping would be printed. Here’s what I actually said.
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 people are often cited as the reason autistics are unemployed or underemployed. This could not be further from the truth.
Courtlon “Champ” Turner was attacked by a white man with a butcher knife. They struggled for several minutes before Champ was able to get away and dial 911. When police arrived, they arrested Champ. He’s now serving a ten year prison sentence.
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.
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.
October 2 is International Wrongful Conviction Day. To demand justice for Philando Castile and Breonna Taylor, we can start with freeing Champ Turner.
RJ Brothers was arrested in Virginia Beach for marching for Matthew Rushin and against ableism. He could face five years in prison.
Lavern Rushin, Matthew Rushin’s mother’s, gives advice to parents who are worried that their children will experience similar tragedy.
Following on from the protest earlier in September, protesters once again gathered outside of the Home Office, London, UK, to demand that the pending deportation of Osime Brown be halted.