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.
Before hitting the walls of systemic biases that exclude neurominorities, before blatant gender discrimination and xenophobic hate, there was a time when diversity was a source of joy. But it’s hard to focus on fun or remember joy and success when you are treated like nothing. When going through adversity, the one thing we often search for is meaning.
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.
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.
On September 4th, Linden Cameron was shot by police several times in Utah after a Crisis Intervention team was called, which was supposed to help him in a mental health crisis.
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.
It is ironic that the “women’s equality emphasis” could contribute to “hitting the wall” – but not surprising. Single-focus, limited-time “diversity drives” might be well-intentioned, but are often problematic.
Osime’s mother demands HM prison stop abusing her Autistic son who has coughed up blood, broken his arm, and self-harmed.
Non-autistic people have a habit of tone policing autistics, sending the message that to be heard, one must communicate as if they are not autistic.
If you have been using function labels like “severe” and “mild,” or “high” and “low functioning,” it’s time to look at the impact of that language.