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An Autistic Children’s Librarian’s Take on To Siri with Love

Read more about To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines by Judith Newman and the online controversy surrounding it. To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines by Judith Newman was released on August 22nd.  An online controversy surrounding the book’s representation of autism […]

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‘Nothing has changed’: Nova Scotia teen with autism speaks out as gaps in autism services persist | Globalnews.ca

Another family has come forward to detail the lack of services available to those who have autism in Nova Scotia. After hearing the story of Callum Sutherland, Cuen Eng says he decided to come forward as it shows nothing has changed since he was admitted to the IWK. Marieke Walsh has more.   Source: ‘Nothing […]

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A$ Publishes Best-Selling Hit Pieces (aka Books) To Discredit Autistic Activist Voice | #AutisticHistory #autisticcivilrights | John Greilly

Originally posted on International Badass Activists:
https://www.amazon.com/Different-Key-Story-Autism/dp/0307985709/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513258380&sr=8-1&keywords=in+a+different+key That book was seed-funded privately by wealthy A$ folk, to be force-written as the “antidote” to the real clarion call, ‘Neurotribes’ by Steve Silberman. As each of Steve’s pre-publicity snippets and known penchants became known, were released or ferreted or filtered through, this scurrilous book took to doing…

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Autism Speaks Publishes Best-Selling Hit Pieces (aka Books) To Discredit Autistic Activists | John Greally

That book was seed-funded privately by wealthy A$ folk, to be force-written as the “antidote” to the real clarion call, ‘Neurotribes’ by Steve Silberman. As each of Steve’s pre-publicity snippets and known penchants became known, were released or ferreted or filtered through, this scurrilous book took to doing a hit-job on JUST those parts, as […]

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Autistic Activism Win! | Charity Promoting “With Correct Level ABA Intervention, Individuals With ASD Will Be Indistinguishable” Facebook Page Removed

Today controversial N. Ireland ABA charity @PEAT_ni took down their Facebook page rather than listen to #ActuallyAutistic voices about #ABA concerns. PEAT_ni are funded by @BigLotteryFund, have links with Autism $peaks and believe enough ABA makes a child indistinguishable. pic.twitter.com/uVNGEDb3ER — ABA PBS Controversy UK (@abaukdiscussion) December 13, 2017 ABA-UK-discussion‏ @abaukdiscussion 4:41 AM – 13 Dec […]

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SQUIDALICIOUS: When The Wrong People Write About Autism: A (Preview) Review of In A Different Key

I’ve been trying to write a review of the new autism book In A Different Key and its media treatment for nearly two months. So here is an unbridled, frustrated, disappointed preview of my forthcoming, more measured, but no less critical long-form critique. (I live-tweeted while reading the book if you want to see my specific grievances.) […]

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Opened Doors Are Open Ended

Originally posted on Musing of my Mind :
Let’s try to find a way out the depression, the pain aggression falling upon flesh in an acid rain afraid to stand, the youth sit and are raptured washed away in the flashing lights 9-1-1 and colored rights many are breathing but few traverse the bridge of eternal…