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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).

The political effort to separate autism from “severe autism” is misguided at best

Sebastian Rubino writes a response to the coalition “Act Now for Severe Autism,” urging for more respect for all autistic people with any level of support needs.

Hecklers from the Penn State conference not finished: Drexel professor decides which Autistics are really autistic

Hecklers from Drexel University showed up to the Penn State conference to harass the nonspeaking presenters, then they published a slanderous article claiming most presenters were not really autistic.

For the Survivors: Autistic people and our #MeToo memories

It’s not always women who are sexually assaulted and exploited. Disabled people, regardless of gender, are often victims of predatory relationships.

Good company in an era of peak cognitive dissonance

From an autistic perspective cognitive dissonance manifests not in terms of contradictory beliefs, but in terms of complete alienation from the mainstream culture in industrialised societies. Most of the so-called foundations of our civilisation amount to a delusional level of wishful thinking. Our society is locked into paradigmatic inertia by fear and busyness.

Underemployment > Unemployment

Emmanuel Abua remarks on the growing number of businesses hiring autistic people. He makes the case that this is not the victory we need.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Champ Turner Has Been Pardoned

Champ Turner is free and will be home today! Our community is powerful when we work together. Thank you for all you have done to stand on the side of justice.

The Double-Empathy Problem Is Clear When Autistic People Apply for Jobs

Rhys thought he had landed a job, only to get a generic rejection letter a month later. Even in jobs specified for people with disabilities, interview accommodations are nowhere in sight.

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.

How to Deal with Workplace Bullying

David Chin is an autistic elder who has experienced bullying in multiple contexts over the span of decades. His experience taught him how to advocate effectively against workplace bullying.

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).

The political effort to separate autism from “severe autism” is misguided at best

Sebastian Rubino writes a response to the coalition “Act Now for Severe Autism,” urging for more respect for all autistic people with any level of support needs.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Champ Turner Has Been Pardoned

Champ Turner is free and will be home today! Our community is powerful when we work together. Thank you for all you have done to stand on the side of justice.

The Double-Empathy Problem Is Clear When Autistic People Apply for Jobs

Rhys thought he had landed a job, only to get a generic rejection letter a month later. Even in jobs specified for people with disabilities, interview accommodations are nowhere in sight.

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.

How to Deal with Workplace Bullying

David Chin is an autistic elder who has experienced bullying in multiple contexts over the span of decades. His experience taught him how to advocate effectively against workplace bullying.

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).

The political effort to separate autism from “severe autism” is misguided at best

Sebastian Rubino writes a response to the coalition “Act Now for Severe Autism,” urging for more respect for all autistic people with any level of support needs.

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