Autism Research and the IACC: Your voice matters!
“It is more important than ever to make sure autism research reflects what matters to all of us. Make your voice heard by submitting a comment to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee before each meeting! Learn more about the IACC, and how to submit a comment, with our new resource!”
A Self-Reg journey to reducing punitive approaches: What is Self-Reg?
Alliance Against Seclusion & Restraint
“It’s been about four years since the last time my son was restrained, secluded, and traumatized in a Maryland, public school. What began with a promise to my son to do everything I could to make sure this did not happen to him again led to an unexpected journey.”
Thinking Person’s Guide To Autism (TPGA)
“If you are a parent or caregiver for an autistic person—a child, or an adult—we beg you to consider our Autism Checklist of Doom. We’ve put this list together to help understand what may upset an autistic person, & cause distress. By TPGA & @AutSciPerson:”
New report finds widespread abuse of autistic people
University of Sunderland
Kieran Rose & Dr. Amy Pearson
“The abuse that autistic people have experienced at the hands of someone they know and the difficulties they face in trying to access support, have been unveiled in a new study.
The findings suggest many frontline professionals are not adequately trained in working with autistic people who have suffered some form of victimisation or abuse, whether it’s family, friends, colleagues or professionals, resulting in poor mental health.”
Panel discussion: the 5th International Day of Protest Against ABA
This online panel discussion was hosted in collaboration with the Neurodiversity Activists at MSU, Mankato. It is part of an ongoing series of discussions within the Autistic community to progress towards comprehensive bans of all forms of Autistic conversion therapies (including ABA).
The discussion includes a pre-recorded segment (part 1), as well as a live panel discussion with a second group of panellists (part 2) that ran on Wednesday 31 August 2022.
Bruce Wenzel, United States
Marie Adrienne Robles Manalili, The Philippines
Karen Muriuki, Kenya
Tania Melnyczuk, South Africa
Alex Kronstein, Canada
Jorn Bettin, Aotearoa
Bruce Wenzel, president, Neurodiversity Activists, MSU Mankato, United States
SUPERNOVA MOMMA ON POSITIVE PARENTING WHILE BLACK AND AUTISTIC
by Shannon Des Roches Rosa
“Tash, A.K.A. Supernova Momma, is “a Certified Positive Discipline Educator (CPDE), veteran, military spouse, and stay at home mother to two autistic Black girls. She specializes in best practices for traditional child-rearing, motherhood balance, positive parenting, and autism acceptance.”
Jacki Edry – Moving forward: Reflections on autism, neurodiversity, brain surgery and faith
book review by Katie Munday (they/ them)
Written by Jacki Edry, Moving Forward looks to enlighten parents, professionals, and family members with personal insights on neurodivergence.
Neuroqueer: Authentic embodiment of mental health
This article was Co-Authored by David Gray-Hammond and Katie Munday
Trigger Warning: Discussion of mental health
It is a surprisingly contentious discussion to have, but the neurodiversity paradigm does not just apply to autistic people and ADHD’ers. Neurodivergent is a broad and inclusive term that applies to any bodymind that diverges from the neuronormative standards of a person’s given culture.
A Rights-Based Approach to Communication and Therapy
Autistic Strategies Network
“Communication is a human right. Here we share some resources which we’re using in a presentation about this topic for allied health professionals interested in working with autistic people who don’t speak.”
A TRUE STORY ABOUT AUTISTIC SUICIDALITY
by Sarah Owocki
TW suicide, including implicit mention of method
Many things made me angry in the weeks and months after my younger brother died by suicide in 2014. But only one person made me absolutely beyond furious.
Who Am I? Printable Resource for Connecting with Your Core Self
by Terra Vance @ Neuroclastic
As promised, we are going to be providing you with resources to help you connect to your Core Self.
Research that dishonours and harms autistic people
by Ann Memmott
This week, thousands of autistic people witnessed a research team describing us as risks, as deficits, as disordered. Parents of our loved children and young people were described as “Parents of ASD cases”. The research team were very excited to write this research paper, they explained.
Tech Workers: Is Autistic Conversion Therapy, ABA, in Your Company’s Ad Stock?
By Ryan Boren
“We autistic people helped build these tech platforms and companies and the collaboration cultures they run on. Is ABA, autistic conversion therapy, in the ad stock at the companies and platforms we poured our lives into?
ABA ads are everywhere.”
Seeing autistic communication as a cultural difference
By Yenn Purkis
“I like to imagine that autistic communication is similar to a cultural or linguistic difference. Here’s how it goes…”
Heart Break High Review
After seeing Heartbreak High, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to review it.
Why are there SO MANY Late Diagnosed or Discovered Autistic and NeuroDivergent People???
with Lyric of Neurodivergent Rebel
The Autism Iceberg(s)
“There’s nothing new about the iceberg concept (especially on YouTube 😂) but when it comes to the world of autistic people, there’s more than one…”
Why Autistic people have “all the things”: Mel & Si educate Aucademy
I Will Die On This Hill: Jules & Meghan educate Aucademy
I Will Die On This Hill: Jules & Meghan educate Aucademy
The New Segregationists
“NDLC co-founder, Jennifer Litton Tidd, spoke at a rally in Loudoun County Virginia on the new segregationist movement, which is in fact, the same old segregationist movement, with different euphemisms to sanitize the true intentions of the “school choice” movement. …” Read all here >>
Prepare to Vote 101: Making a Plan