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My Experience With Abelism, and Homophobia in the 1990’s | Fierce Autie

Homophobia is rampant. It has gotten better but there is more work to be done. Back in 1994, I experienced homophobia even though I had no idea what it was or what homosexuality was. This was before I knew I was part of the LGBTQ+ community. Source: My Experience With Abelism, and Homophobia in the […]

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Identity Language: Know What You’re Supporting | Autistic Avenger

People are free to identify how they want. But they should know what they’re supporting, right? ❤#PFLkills (literally!) Because it enables + perpetuates rampant deadly “cure” culture + associated deadly quackery (bleach, etc), by erroneously depicting the Autistic neurotype as separable, separate from us… It isn’t! Please abandon Person-First Language in regard to Autistics. Deeper […]

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Is Autism Speaks Capable of Change? – In the Loop About Neurodiversity

Image description: A side by side comparison of Autism Speaks old logo, a blue puzzle piece, by their new logo, which is still a puzzle piece but with a sunset gradient at the bottom. The puzzle piece icon is slightly smaller, and their name is now in lowercase letters.   For their fifteenth anniversary on […]

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Exploiting Autistic Children Online is Not “Cute” or “Family Friendly.” – In the Loop About Neurodiversity

Image description: Logos and pictures of family vloggers including “Fathering Autism,” “Finding Cooper’s Voice,” and “The Stauffer Life” who have profited …   Content warning: This article discusses themes such as child abuse and exploitation, as well as damage from Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). Autistic children are too regularly exploited, and are victims of abuse […]

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Myka Stauffer: Backlash after YouTubers give up adopted son – BBC News

Myka Stauffer says her son’s behaviour became too difficult but critics accuse her of exploitation. Source: Myka Stauffer: Backlash after YouTubers give up adopted son – BBC News

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Myka Stauffer “rehoming” Her Adopted Autistic Son | Fierce Autie

The big news story in our community today is Myka Stauffer, a parenting and lifestyle Youtuber with over 700,000 subscribers, “rehoming” her adopted 4 year old son after he was diagnosed as autistic. She documented her whole adoption journey on her channel. She came to this decision because she is now pregnant. She does not […]

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Mum of girl with Down’s Syndrome furious as Twitter won’t remove abusive tweets – Daily Star

Disability campaigner Rachel Mewes, 38, has accused Twitter of “condoning hate speech” and wants it to take a harder line on hateful comments Source: Mum of girl with Down’s Syndrome furious as Twitter won’t remove abusive tweets – Daily Star