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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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Quack Myth Exposed: Autism is Autoimmune Encephilitis | Fierce Autie

A long time Autism One speaker Marcia Hinds says that autism should never be a term. She claims it should be included with autoimmune encephalitis. Autoimmune encephalitis is a real disease. Hinds claiming this trivializes what the people with this autoimmune disease go through every day. Source: Quack Myth Exposed: Autism is Autoimmune Encephilitis

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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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When You are Fighting Bleach and Ableism and Your Relative is Part of the Problem | Fierce Autie

My aunt has a long history of ableism, being condescending and siding with abusers when she never saw what happened due to being separated from the family.HistoryMy aunt, who was married to my father’s brother, divorced her husband when i was 7-8 (I don’t remember exactly). All I knew I did not see my aunt, […]

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Quackery Exposed: TACA supported Low-dose suramin in autism spectrum disorder: a small, phase I/II, randomized clinical trial | Fierce Autie

  On March 11, I was messaged about participating and promoting a study to “improve autism.”I got defensive and told her she was ableist. Here is the original message: Hi, I have a favor to ask. I’m trying to help a friend that is involved with getting participants for a study trying to predict autism, […]

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Quack Exposed: Marcia Hinds | Fierce Autie

  Marcia Hinds is a parent of two adult children. She is married and lives in California. Hines has a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology/Psychology and Lifetime k-12 teaching credential from UCLA. She is not a medical professional in any capacity. Hinds is the author of the book “I know you are in there-Winning the […]

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“Autism Parents” Would Learn A Lot from Jackson Galaxy | Fierce Autie

The majority of “autism parents” I run into want to fix their autistic child with ABA or having them mask. This is usually achieved by operant conditioning, positive/negative reinforcement, etc. As an autistic veterinary technologist, I noticed that Jackson Galaxy from “My Cat From Hell” has a different approach when he works with cats and […]