$5 Million Grant Awarded to Make Autistic People Mask in Job Interviews

White person in suit at work looking at robot touching them while holding a ruler.

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.

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.

The Unintended Consequences of the IDEA

However, an unforeseen side effect of the IDEA’s deficit-oriented focus upon disability has created a dilemma for parents of autistic children and has fostered a problem-oriented societal approach to autistic people in general.

Why is there not a cure for autism?

latex gloved hands hold petri dish with a cure for autism symbolized as its contents, or perhaps genetic therapy gene therapy

Not for lack of effort and billions of dollars spent, scientists have still not found a cure for autism. From one genetics student, an exploration of why.

There is No Autism Epidemic

Autism isn’t on the rise, but there may be reasons Pelee believe that myth. A look at how autistic people have been changing the world for centuries.