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No Santa For You | Sensory Santa Mall Gaffe

An hour ago I witnessed a heartbreaking situation at the Santa picture station at the mall. I watched a special needs adult stand in line with his family for nearly two hours waiting to take a picture with Santa. When the family got to the front of the line they were told Santa will not […]

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Epilepsy Foundation Was Targeted in Mass Strobe Cyberattack – The New York Times

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Katie Wright Talks About Ineffectiveness of ABA in 2007

“The Lovaas (ABA) that was frequently quoted to me. … if you could just good early intervention, which everybody is for, and we got for him, …there’s a 50% chance he’ll be a typical child in 5 years. So that sounded like good odds. Little did I know that’s never been replicated. … and, you […]

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“The effectiveness of applied behavioral techniques for autism remains unproven. Year after year" | SLP Neurodiversity Collective

12/15/19 was the promised release date at the #ASHA19 Town Hall, but here we are, still awaiting the BCS-ASD Committee’s release of CCC-SLP list of “competencies.” These are the competencies the BCBA-heavy committee will require in order for CCC-SLPs to become an “Autism Certified Specialist.” #SLPs #speechlanguagepathologists #SLPeeps In the meantime, let’s remember that:“The Department of Defense reported to Congress […]

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The Autistic Experience of Sensory Overwhelm, Meltdowns, and Shutdowns » The Aspergian

An autistic exploration and breakdown of how sensory overload, meltdowns, and shutdowns feel in the moment and after the fact. Read More → Source: The Autistic Experience of Sensory Overwhelm, Meltdowns, and Shutdowns » The Aspergian

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The View from Here – On Stimming » The Aspergian

Ashna and William, no speaking autistic teens, discuss their thoughts on stimming. If everyone stomach, why is it only called stimming when autistic people do it? Read More → Source: The View from Here – On Stimming » The Aspergian

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Supporting Greta Is Great, But It’s Not Enough » The Aspergian

What makes Greta Thunberg so different from most autistic people has nothing to do with Greta but is related to how she is received by non-autistic people. Read More → Source: Supporting Greta Is Great, But It’s Not Enough » The Aspergian