ableism

Nickelodeon Executives Are Too Rich to Care

It is a theme I have noticed too often in governments, political parties, and corporations: that a voice and their suffering only matter to the powerful when the ends justify the means or fit a narrative that suits them.

Autism & Christianity: Part 2, The Bible

In the second installment in a series about autism and religion, an autistic minister looks at what the Christian Bible is and is not and how the Bible can be misused to cause harm.

A group of girls, standing outside, bullying a young adult woman by calling her out.

Call-Out Culture and Learned Helplessness

It is those who seize power and control via their continued privileges who often become the spokespeople of a given minority group. Call-out culture needs to be called out because it has become a tool of oppressors.

a woman listening to workplace gossip trying to hear the word "autistic" because people whisper it like it's a shameful insult

“Autistic” is Not a Bad Word

Often, when non-autistic people say the word “autistic,” they whisper it as if it’s a swear word or something shameful and embarrassing. It’s time to stop doing that.

The Unintended Consequences of the IDEA

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.

A young boy with autism faces an abstract wall of rainbow colors

The Coat Closet – An Autism Seclusion Story

Mike Wise recalls his time as an autistic student placed in seclusion as a punishment for being impulsive or not getting his work done.

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