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Autistic Hoya: The Significance of Semantics: Person-First Language: Why It Matters

Thoughts on disability justice, neurodiversity, intersectional activism from Lydia Brown, queer, autistic, east asian activist, writer, public speaker   At the Adult Services Subcommittee’s final meeting last Wednesday, much to do was made about semantic disagreements — “ASD individual” versus “individual with ASD,” and of course, the dreaded “person with autism” or “person who has […]

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We The Future: Lydia X. Z. Brown, Disability Justice Advocate | Âûtistic News Feed

Âûtistic News Feed Published by John Greally · 6 hrs ·  Lydia X. Z. Brown, Age 25, Autistic, Disability Justice Advocate – Bazelon Center ” ᴡᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰᴜᴛᴜʀᴇ ᴀʀᴇ ʙᴜɪʟᴅɪɴɢ ᴅɪsᴀʙɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴊᴜsᴛɪᴄᴇ “ Lydia is a disability justice advocate, organiser, and writer, and their ‘Autistic Hoya’ site is universally referenced and loved! Their work has largely focused on violence […]

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Take Action | Anti-JRC signature collection in Massachusetts #StopTheShock

#StopTheShock Site info: Thank you for your commitment to ending torture of disabled people in Massachusetts. If you are available to canvass for signatures in September or October 2019, please share your information with us (Daniel Farnkoff, Nancy Weiss, and Lydia X. Z. Brown) so we can keep track of the efforts to gather the […]

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Judge Rotenberg Center « Lydia X. Z. Brown

Note: This page and all links on it discuss electric shock, other abusive and coercive treatments, institutions, and other forms of abuse against disabled people/people with disabilities in great detail. This page contains links to a variety of materials relating to the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC), formerly known as the Behavior Research Institute (BRI). Please […]

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Judge Rotenberg Center « Lydia X. Z. Brown

Living Archive & Repository on the Judge Rotenberg Center’s Abuses Note: This page and all links on it discuss electric shock, other abusive and coercive treatments, institutions, and other forms of abuse against disabled people/people with disabilities in great detail. This page contains links to a variety of materials relating to the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC), […]

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An Autistic Children’s Librarian’s Take on To Siri with Love

Read more about To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines by Judith Newman and the online controversy surrounding it. To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines by Judith Newman was released on August 22nd.  An online controversy surrounding the book’s representation of autism […]