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Don’t tell Autistic people we’re over-reacting to @AutismSpeaks | Eve Reiland

When Autistics tell people about Autism Speaks … yeah, we get a lot of backlash. Don’t tell Autistic people we’re over-reacting … not with @AutismSpeaks. Don’t tell us that our ‘opinions’ are harsh. Guess what, this isn’t about opposing ‘opinions.’ This is about civil and human rights of a minority population: Autistic people. Still don’t […]

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Your Disability is a Tragedy vs Your Disability is your Superpower | The Aspergian | A Neurodivergent Collective

How people talk about disability matters. Is it a superpower? Can disabled people do anything? Is it a tragedy? Source: Your Disability is a Tragedy vs Your Disability is your Superpower | The Aspergian | A Neurodivergent Collective

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Poetry: Creators of a New World Order | The Aspergian | A Neurodivergent Collective

“Take what is yours, give everything back. Become who you were always destined to be.” Source: Poetry: Creators of a New World Order | The Aspergian | A Neurodivergent Collective

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Fierce Autistic Advocate: Autistic History: Behaviorism

  Behaviorism leads to the barbaric practice of ABA. What is behaviorism? Behaviorism is the theory that human and animal behavior can be explained in terms of conditioning, without appeal of thoughts or feelings, that psychological disorders are best treated by altering behavior patterns. It is only concerned with observable stimulus- response behaviors, and says all behaviors are learned […]

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Fierce Autistic Advocate: Bleacher exposed: Diane Rhodes

    This is the first post of this kind. I was always in the background reporting but since this article by NBC was released, that ship has sailed. Not saying its a bad thing, its just different. Since the start, I have been monitoring the CD Autism group on Telegram. Telegram is an anoymous […]

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Fierce Autistic Advocate: First Advocacy Trip: Trip to NYC

I just came back from my first advocacy trip from New York City. I grew up near there so it was good to go home, so to speak. I did have pizza here. Who goes to NY and not have pizza? It should be a crime if they don’t! 🤣 I was invited to appear […]

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Fierce Autistic Advocate: Is homework worth the mental anguish

After reading this article, it brought back memories of homework when in elementary school. I struggled with homework especially in second grade. I was in a special education classroom but mainstreamed for social studies and mathematics. I was constantly moving, which was great for me. There was no such thing as movement breaks in the 1980’s […]