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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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I’m Not a “Picky Eater,” I’m a Sensory Eater. – In the Loop About Neurodiversity

Parents with autistic children often say that they are “picky eaters,” and I was one of those children who was deemed as such. However, autistic people with sensory sensitivities or aversions to tastes and textures are not picky eaters, they are sensory eaters. They might be “picky” in the sense that they may have a […]

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A New Decade of Autism Appreciation – In the Loop About Neurodiversity

Image description: A neurodiversity flag that Autistics 4 Autistics Ontario (A4A) raised in April, 2019 at Toronto City Hall. Photo credit: Anne L from London Autistics Standing Together (LAST) As 2020 approaches, it is almost the start of not only a new year, but a new decade. It has been over twenty years since the […]

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A New Decade of Autism Appreciation – In the Loop About Neurodiversity

Image description: A neurodiversity flag that Autistics 4 Autistics Ontario (A4A) raised in April, 2019 at Toronto City Hall. Photo credit: Anne L from London Autistics Standing Together (LAST) As … Source: A New Decade of Autism Appreciation – In the Loop About Neurodiversity

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Why We Should Stop Stim Suppression – In the Loop About Neurodiversity

Image description: Common methods of stim suppression, including “quiet hands,” and variants including “nice hands” and “safe hands,” forcing eye contact, and &#… Source: Why We Should Stop Stim Suppression – In the Loop About Neurodiversity

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Good Autistic Advocacy Organizations vs. Bad Autism “Charities” – In the Loop About Neurodiversity

Image description: Examples of good autism advocacy organizations at the top, such as the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Autistic Inclusive Meets, the Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network, and Aut… Source: Good Autistic Advocacy Organizations vs. Bad Autism “Charities” – In the Loop About Neurodiversity