Tag: eve reiland

  • What Will Happen To My Autistic Children After I Die?

    What Will Happen To My Autistic Children After I Die?

    [TW: Death, ABA, trauma, autism cure, prevention, and more.] What will happen to my Autistic children, now adults, after I die? I’ll be 50 this year and still don’t have an answer that doesn’t include poverty, despair, abuse, homelessness and an early death. This question has haunted me for years because the answer isn’t a […]

  • Life Skills Lessons #1: The Air Mattress Oops | My Autistic Family Life

    By Eve Reiland Life Skills Lessons #1: The Air Mattress Oops Quite often we use an air mattress at our home for sleepovers. It’s a noisey situation that sends me to the opposite end of the house behind a closed door wearing my noise-cancelling headphones. Bill, my spouse, is the one that does the set-up […]

  • My Autistic Family Life: We’re Going To Just Keep Trying Until We Do

    My Autistic Family Life: We’re Going To Just Keep Trying Until We Do

    When my youngest Autistic son was in early days of elementary school he decided he wanted to learn how to catch a football. He and I worked all summer throwing that ball and him doing his best to catch it. Every single evening we worked together on his goal. He never became frustrated and he […]

  • Autism: A Real Epidemic Or Better Counting? | Part 2 Of A Series

    Autism: A Real Epidemic Or Better Counting? | Part 2 Of A Series

    [Content Warning: Autistic history is very triggering. Please take caution this piece includes ableism, stigma, eugenics, homophobia, abuse, and more.] Autism: A Real Epidemic Or Better Counting? INVENTING AND THEN CASHING IN ON THE AUTISM EPIDEMIC SERIES | PART 2 By Eve Reiland Hollywood magic and celebrities for awareness were instrumental in bringing attention to […]

  • The Parent-Founded Autism Epidemic | Part 1 of a Series

    The Parent-Founded Autism Epidemic | Part 1 of a Series

    The Parent-Founded Autism Epidemic  “Inventing And Then Cashing In On The Autism Epidemic” Series | Part 1 By Eve Reiland So how did parent-run organizations convince the world there was a looming autism epidemic? The idea of an epidemic most likely sources back to the 80s, but it really gained traction in the mid-90s thanks […]

  • Inventing And Then Cashing In On The Autism Epidemic

    Inventing And Then Cashing In On The Autism Epidemic

    Inventing And Then Cashing In On The Autism Epidemic An Introduction … By Eve Reiland Remember the Autism Epidemic predicted in the late 90s? Autism was touted as a public health crisis by non-Autistic founders of autism organizations and parent advocates. Autism wasn’t a commonly-known diagnosis in that era, and most folk’s experience with autism was […]

  • Misdiagnosed And Disabled: My Reality Due To Inadequate Healthcare For Autistics

    Misdiagnosed And Disabled: My Reality Due To Inadequate Healthcare For Autistics

    By Eve Reiland What would Autistic healthcare look like today if parent-centered autism organizations didn’t push their agendas with autism interventions and research for a cure, and instead focused on supporting Autistics throughout their lifespans? This is a question I’ve repeatedly asked myself the past couple of months after finding out I had been misdiagnosed […]