Sharing this (originally a comment on Facebook) here in regards to puzzle piece reclamation by Autistic folks. :
The reclaimist movement – or apologist movement (not the same) – are both affecting and harming the movement to get this shit out of my kid’s schools, hospitals, zoos, grocery stores and more.
Seriously, it pisses me off that your personal journey is fucking up my community fight to get this away from my autistic kids. You can do anything you wish to personally, but know the affect it’s having on autistic kids right now.
They don’t get a choice to reclaim, they just get is shoved down their throat and I get the response, well not all autistics hate it.
Hell its still shoved down my throat every damn place. I know what it means.
So its harmful in actuality of fighting for a better future for my autistic kids and the next generation. I wish you’d consider the unintended ripple effect. and sorry life worthy of life, never ever going to ‘reclaim’ that back …. and why do you want to?
That’s even more confusing to me. but you do you…
and I’m going to fight with fury to eradicate this shit and get it out of my children’s lives. they don’t have your choice.
New paradigms often require a bit of new language. This is certainly the case with the neurodiversity paradigm – even the word neurodiversity itself is still relatively new, having been coined by autistic sociologist Judy Singer in 1998. I see many
Early on in my process of designing my Critical Perspectives on Autism and Neurodiversity course for the undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies program at California Institute of Integral Studies, I asked myself the question, “What are the most essential and indispensible guiding principles any …
My write up on the puzzle piece. I barely touch upon the T4 project during the Shoah (Holocaust). I will do a more in depth one another time.
Katherine Ruth Last Excellent, accurate and succinct. Just one note – rainbow infinity is more and more being used for broader neurodiversity, so including things like ADHD, dyslexia, etc, whereas gold is more and more being used specifically for autism.
Robin Ganstrom Couple typos in the last paragraph. I hope you don’t mind me pointing these out, I really like the overall article, I’m just trying to help you polish it a bit and make it better. “It is essential for human deversity. There is no normal or healthy. There is co correct way of living.” I think you mean “diversity” and “no correct way of living”. ❤️👍
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ABA/PBS practitioners are repeatedly told to strictly avoid mentioning to parents any hidden or declared aversives, veiled or obvious coercion, “punishers” as their cult-like internal language refers to such force … but ABA/PBS ‘researchers’ are not so craftily disciplined.
Innocent children are exposed to “Punishers” or [euphemism warning] “Significant Response Costs” for autistic ‘crimes’ such as “rumination”, “disobedience”, “failure to acquire a social skill”, “repetition”, “behaviours socially stigmatized by normal people”, and ABA/PBS’s controllers argue for the “need for additional punishment components” to end or “extinguish” any “autistic stereotypies”
“Punishers” in ABA/PBS can be anything from slapping as the founder Lovaas proudly recommended and regularly used, to being forced to drink extremely astringent mouthwash for “ruminating”, denial of food (“nutrition withholding”), being sprayed in the face (“tactile misting”), blind-folding (“face screening”), electro-shocking (“sudden nerve stimulus”), forced exercise (“contingent calorising”), hands held down (“wrist embracement”), or enforced “quiet hands”.
The four main reasons why there are NO ethics in ABA/PBS lie in: – “if it works, who cares”… same as for torture… it requires an ethics-free zone – a $2 billion dollar cult-industry depends on no ethics for so many incomes – “it’s only autistics… empties, blanks, the hollow” 😦 – autistics are still the last to be listened to about autism.