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Autistic ways of being, trauma, and diagnosis

Discrimination against Autistic people is comparable to the level of discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people 50 years ago. In this environment, obtaining a diagnosis can be an invitation for potential abuse and exploitation.

Autistic ways of being, trauma, and diagnosis

Discrimination against Autistic people is comparable to the level of discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people 50 years ago. In this environment, obtaining a diagnosis can be an invitation for potential abuse and exploitation.

Autistic ways of being, trauma, and diagnosis

Discrimination against Autistic people is comparable to the level of discrimination against LGBTQIA+ people 50 years ago. In this environment, obtaining a diagnosis can be an invitation for potential abuse and exploitation.

On the Impossibility of Getting Medical and Mental Health Care as an Autistic, Deaf, Black Woman with Chronic Illness

Genesiz has been diagnosed and reevaluated for autism several times since age three— every time she comes across a provider who doesn’t believe her.

The Human Rights Case Against Harmful Behaviour Modification for Autistic People

This event is part of the Global Disability Summit and also part of the global Ban of Conversion Therapies project, towards comprehensive bans of all forms of conversion therapies (Applied Behaviour Analysis, or ABA, Positive Behaviour Support, or PBS, and various other rebrandings).

Life with Autism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Cats

After surviving a war zone in Saudi Arabia and Beirut and returning to the US, David Chin found himself face down in a puddle in a grocery store parking lot, screaming “AIR RAID!” when he heard thunder. He was diagnosed with PTSD and told to get a pet.

My changing perceptions of “challenging behaviour” – reflections of a social care professional

Autistic researcher Emma Reardon has spent decades working with individuals labeled with “challenging behavior.” She explores what that means and how her perception has changed through the years.

From pseudo-philosophical psychiatrists to openly Autistic culture

The cultural bias that is baked into the pathologising framing of the diagnostic process compounds the trauma and perpetuates internalised ableism. We urgently need to educate healthcare professionals and the wider public about the neurodiversity paradigm, the neurodiversity movement, and Autistic culture.

Onwards: International panels on banning all forms of conversion therapies

You are invited to listen to our series of international panel discussions towards comprehensive bans of all forms of conversion therapies. We are building on the results achieved to date, focusing on the human rights violations in countries that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Co-creating Autistic / ND communities

Thriving Autistic / ND communities, that act as local centres of Autistic / ND culture, can only come into existence if we can imagine new kinds of collaborations between Autistic / ND whānau and the rest of society, and if we allow designs to emerge organically from the collective intelligence that exists amongst intersectionally marginalised people at ground level.

Depowered feral Autistic relationships

The need to be resilient is something that Autistic people unlearn over time. We need to learn to be gentle with ourselves. With the concept of Autistic whānau we are exploring new terrain and new possibilities. It’s something that we can incrementally weave into the Autistic collaborations that are already established.

The Autistic pace of life in the ocean

Thanks to wonderful Autistic conversations I think I am beginning to understand why I feel so much at home in the ocean. To date I had not connected it to healing from Autistic trauma, but now I see the connection with increasing clarity.

Autistic trauma peer support

In 2022 the Autistic Collaboration community is in the process of co-creating and operationalising peer support services for Autistic Trauma based on the lived experiences of Autistic people all over the world. We invite our Autistic peers (you) to contribute lived experience.

On the Impossibility of Getting Medical and Mental Health Care as an Autistic, Deaf, Black Woman with Chronic Illness

Genesiz has been diagnosed and reevaluated for autism several times since age three— every time she comes across a provider who doesn’t believe her.

The Human Rights Case Against Harmful Behaviour Modification for Autistic People

This event is part of the Global Disability Summit and also part of the global Ban of Conversion Therapies project, towards comprehensive bans of all forms of conversion therapies (Applied Behaviour Analysis, or ABA, Positive Behaviour Support, or PBS, and various other rebrandings).

Co-creating Autistic / ND communities

Thriving Autistic / ND communities, that act as local centres of Autistic / ND culture, can only come into existence if we can imagine new kinds of collaborations between Autistic / ND whānau and the rest of society, and if we allow designs to emerge organically from the collective intelligence that exists amongst intersectionally marginalised people at ground level.

Depowered feral Autistic relationships

The need to be resilient is something that Autistic people unlearn over time. We need to learn to be gentle with ourselves. With the concept of Autistic whānau we are exploring new terrain and new possibilities. It’s something that we can incrementally weave into the Autistic collaborations that are already established.

The Autistic pace of life in the ocean

Thanks to wonderful Autistic conversations I think I am beginning to understand why I feel so much at home in the ocean. To date I had not connected it to healing from Autistic trauma, but now I see the connection with increasing clarity.

Autistic trauma peer support

In 2022 the Autistic Collaboration community is in the process of co-creating and operationalising peer support services for Autistic Trauma based on the lived experiences of Autistic people all over the world. We invite our Autistic peers (you) to contribute lived experience.

On the Impossibility of Getting Medical and Mental Health Care as an Autistic, Deaf, Black Woman with Chronic Illness

Genesiz has been diagnosed and reevaluated for autism several times since age three— every time she comes across a provider who doesn’t believe her.

The Human Rights Case Against Harmful Behaviour Modification for Autistic People

This event is part of the Global Disability Summit and also part of the global Ban of Conversion Therapies project, towards comprehensive bans of all forms of conversion therapies (Applied Behaviour Analysis, or ABA, Positive Behaviour Support, or PBS, and various other rebrandings).

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