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Rape threats to campaign mum after criticising unproven information about MMR jab

AN AUTISM rights campaigner has told how she became the victim of an abusive campaign after calling for children to receive the MMR jab. By LUCY JOHNSTON AND JUSTIN STONEMANPUBLISHED: 00:01, Sun, Feb 16, 2020UPDATED: 10:53, Sun, Feb 16, 2020 It comes as mumps cases soared nearly five fold, with anti-vaccinations groups blamed for the spread. Emma […]

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The Emotional Toolbox for Autistics | John Greally

    The Emotional Toolbox for Autistics   ÂÛTISTIC NEWS FEED·FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2020· READING TIME: 6 MINUTES Autistics, ‘alternative people’ can benefit from these three good approaches: – alternative strategies, alternative education, alternative nurturing.   Not these three bad approaches:– normalising therapy, normalising ABA, normalising restraints. The former involves working with your child and […]

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Fierce Autie: My Official Reaction to Autism Speaks Rebranding

  A few days ago, Autism Speaks made the announcement of a logo change and rebranding. The change is adding some magenta and pink to the puzzle piece. They have all the letters lowercase. They call 2020 the year of kindness.     Source: Fierce Autie: My Official Reaction to Autism Speaks Rebranding

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Fierce Autie: The Loss of a Service Dog

Service dogs are amazing for a variety of different disabilities. This can include autistic people, blind people, Deaf people, people with severe allergies, etc. They help disabled people maintain independence in the community at home. They turn into an extension of the disabled person. What happens when your service dog dies? No one talks about […]

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Autism Speaks adopts all of the language of diversity. But its actions don’t match up. – The Washington Post

Autism Speaks now talks about diversity. But it has actively contributed to the hostility autistic people face. Source: Autism Speaks adopts all of the language of diversity. But its actions don’t match up. – The Washington Post

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#KindnesCounts? This April, Make Your Donation Actually Count For Autistic People | Eve Reiland

So Autism Speaks is using a year of #KindnessCounts while co-opting Autistic Culture and another movement for their marketing rebrand (not change in A$ mission or treatment of Autistic people, but just their marketing … just the PR … mmmkay?). They’re pushing ABA hard (always have especially with getting legislation in place for insurance companies to cover […]

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Treating self-injurious behaviors in autism spectrum disorder: Cogent Psychology: Vol 6, No 1

(2019). Treating self-injurious behaviors in autism spectrum disorder. Cogent Psychology: Vol. 6, No. 1, 1682766.   Abstract Self-injurious behaviors (SIBs) are “a class of behaviors, often highly repetitive and rhythmic, that result in physical harm to the individual displaying the behavior.” In the autistic population, SIBs are considered non-suicidal self-injurious behaviors, due to no apparent […]