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.
The way society regards autistics is explored through a political analogy where accommodations for autistics are based on the conservative value of assimilation instead of the progressive value of a cultural mosaic.
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, […]
David Gray-Hammond discusses his experience of being subjected to chemical restraint while an involuntary inpatient at a psychiatric hospital in the UK.
No one is talking about autism and addiction, so recovering addict and autistic self-advocate David Gray-Hammond is leading the charge and starting the conversation.
– 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.
Carol Millman’s article comparing dog training to ABA garnered the attention of many BCBAs. Dr. Thomas Zane and Katie Gorycki respond, and Carol Millman replies in line.
Do you parent your autistic child like, “It’s for their own good,” rather than, “It is something that actually makes them comfortable in their own skin”?
Autistic people have been turned into a multi-billion dollar industry despite our ardent protests. The ABA industry leads the charge.
Travis almost didn’t notice the warm hand that was gently massaging his shoulder.