Justice

Countdown towards a ban of all forms of conversion therapy

From today we will will start counting the days until all forms of conversion therapies are banned in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our hope is that this page will only need to be appended a few times with further activities to remind the government of its commitment to banning conversion practices and of its commitment to human rights, including all the rights articulated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which our government has ratified in 2008.

Countdown towards a ban of all forms of conversion therapy

From today we will will start counting the days until all forms of conversion therapies are banned in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our hope is that this page will only need to be appended a few times with further activities to remind the government of its commitment to banning conversion practices and of its commitment to human rights, including all the rights articulated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which our government has ratified in 2008.

Countdown towards a ban of all forms of conversion therapy

From today we will will start counting the days until all forms of conversion therapies are banned in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our hope is that this page will only need to be appended a few times with further activities to remind the government of its commitment to banning conversion practices and of its commitment to human rights, including all the rights articulated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which our government has ratified in 2008.

The Intersectionality of My Erasure: Being AFAB, Black, & Autistic

I have endured marginalization from my earliest memory. I have to fight to be heard every moment of every day. I have never experienced a second that I wasn’t aware of my intersectionality.

Replacing control with ecologies of care

In our society the fiction of homo economicus manifests itself in the beliefs associated with the language of behaviourism, which exists in multiple dialects, and which has come to permeate and pollute many disciplines in the social sciences

Creative: Hearts of Flesh and Stone

In this fictional analogy, a golden retriever tries to meet the needs of his his jealous and authoritarian master. The symbolism is yours to interpret.

Beauty from Chaos: Autism and vulnerability to abusive relationships

One autistic woman thought she’d met her soulmate when she started dating her partner. She didn’t see the warning signs until it was too late.

Neurotypical People Are Not Trash

“Neuronormativity” means that being neurotypical is the only regular, natural, and valid way to think, feel, behave, and communicate.

The Hidden Rooms in my Mind

RPM enabled me to communicate and express myself after 22 years of being misunderstood and unable to communicate. This is my first longer piece of work trying to describe my mind to people. It took me many sessions to write.

We are capable and deserving of an education

Chris Finnes is a nonspeaking autistic who was bored with being taught the same simple lessons over and over in a school for students with disabilities. He later met Soma Mukhopadhyay and learned to communicate using RPM. Now, he wants to help others gain access to age-appropriate education.

A pile of pins with in red white and blue that read "vote." Article by nonspeaking RPM speller Kwame R. Brobbey

Voting Rights Are Automatically Revoked for Some Disabled People

Kwame R. Brobbey is a nonspeaker who uses a letterboard to communicate. When his mother obtained guardianship, they had to hire a lawyer to avoid having his voting rights revoked.

Justice for Xavier Hernandez: Texas School Still Practicing Illegal Restraints after Killing Young Autistic Man

After killing a young autistic man with a deadly restraint, a bystander films employees from the same school casually performing brutal restraints on a fourth grade girl as she screams in terror.

The Intersectionality of My Erasure: Being AFAB, Black, & Autistic

I have endured marginalization from my earliest memory. I have to fight to be heard every moment of every day. I have never experienced a second that I wasn’t aware of my intersectionality.

The Hidden Rooms in my Mind

RPM enabled me to communicate and express myself after 22 years of being misunderstood and unable to communicate. This is my first longer piece of work trying to describe my mind to people. It took me many sessions to write.

We are capable and deserving of an education

Chris Finnes is a nonspeaking autistic who was bored with being taught the same simple lessons over and over in a school for students with disabilities. He later met Soma Mukhopadhyay and learned to communicate using RPM. Now, he wants to help others gain access to age-appropriate education.

A pile of pins with in red white and blue that read "vote." Article by nonspeaking RPM speller Kwame R. Brobbey

Voting Rights Are Automatically Revoked for Some Disabled People

Kwame R. Brobbey is a nonspeaker who uses a letterboard to communicate. When his mother obtained guardianship, they had to hire a lawyer to avoid having his voting rights revoked.

Justice for Xavier Hernandez: Texas School Still Practicing Illegal Restraints after Killing Young Autistic Man

After killing a young autistic man with a deadly restraint, a bystander films employees from the same school casually performing brutal restraints on a fourth grade girl as she screams in terror.

The Intersectionality of My Erasure: Being AFAB, Black, & Autistic

I have endured marginalization from my earliest memory. I have to fight to be heard every moment of every day. I have never experienced a second that I wasn’t aware of my intersectionality.

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