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

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

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

International Badass Activists

John Greally, Autistic Activist and Co-Founder of The Autistic UnionThat 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 the funders demanded, frantically searching around for any vile thing to say or make-up, PURE SPIN, not research. No evidence laid out. No access to others for their most essential quotes upon which the books most alarming claims hinge.

The rest, not pre-released, the crappy book left untouched. This is darkness in a book versus light.

Sadly, it half-worked, and still is half-working to undermine. The world would be a better place if someone had done that to Mein Kampf so quickly and deftly, because ‘Neurotribes’ is the opposite of that book, like an anthem…

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

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 a hit-job on JUST those parts, … Continue reading Autism Speaks Publishes Best-Selling Hit Pieces (aka Books) To Discredit Autistic Activists | John Greally

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

https://twitter.com/abaukdiscussion/status/940939779306377217 ABA-UK-discussion‏ @abaukdiscussion 4:41 AM - 13 Dec 2017 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. Lori Siesto, Author‏ @KidLitMotivates Dec 13 Replying to @abaukdiscussion @PEAT_NI @BigLotteryFund "Indistinguishable" ??!! … Continue reading Autistic Activism Win! | Charity Promoting “With Correct Level ABA Intervention, Individuals With ASD Will Be Indistinguishable” Facebook Page Removed

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

Opened Doors Are Open Ended

Poetry Of An Aspergian

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 life

what does it mean to live

on a planet destined to die

and what a waste of time is love

when everyone we care about says goodbye

I thought I had one

once upon a time

and she’s still here

somehow, sitting rights across my eyes

give me a sign

tell me it’s okay to cross that bridge

but if it’s not

then say nothing more

once my view of the world

changes

I’ll answer the question

for all the ages

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