The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People
David Gray-Hammond discusses his experience of being subjected to chemical restraint while an involuntary inpatient at a psychiatric hospital in the UK.
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.
One man sheds light on a terrifying reality for many autistics– that families commit their autistic children to psychiatric hospitals where they are abused, mistreated, restrained, and secluded.
For the Bracken family, the agencies and institutions in place to protect and help them instead terrorized them.
Autism Speaks, help clean up your mess! The time is now to demand that Autism Speaks show repentance and pay reparations for the outbreaks and deaths from formerly-eradicated diseases such as measles, pertussis, mumps, and polio.
Women are often misdiagnosed or undiagnosed, and it has potentially-fatal consequences for autistic adults who are told that they have a cluster of mental illnesses instead of a neurological condition.