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

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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.

Not Like Those Children: What that really means to an autistic person

Although I’m relatively new to neurodiversity activism, having only started a few months ago, one thing is clear in my research: high-support needs (mostly nonspeaking) autistic individuals are typically underrepresented, marginalized, and dehumanized in the media, whether that be the news or on social media. Although autistic people are perceived poorly by society in general, […]

On ABA: Evidence-based Doesn’t Mean Good Therapy

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Evidence-based:

– It is a term that in psychology is often used to designate a therapy as being of a different orientation than traditional psychotherapy, without necessarily having scientific studies that show its long-term benefits or the perception of well-being on the part of the client and the recipient of the therapy.

We’ve Been Commoditized

Autistic people have been turned into a multi-billion dollar industry despite our ardent protests. The ABA industry leads the charge.