The autistic community is having a reckoning with ABA therapy & More | May 2022

Autistic & Divergent Voices Autistic and Non-autistic voices are included in this compilation. The autistic community is having a reckoning with ABA therapy. We should listen Fortune BY ARIANA CERNIUS Private equity has shown initiative in its jump into autism services in recent years–a move that acknowledges the support autistic individuals and their families need. In …

Foundations for Divergent Minds: Year End & Future Goals & More | December 31, 2021

Foundations for Divergent Minds Foundations for Divergent Minds: Year End & Future Goals The end of a calendar year seems to bring about reflection of the preceding year’s events and hope for what can be accomplished in the coming year. As an organization, the Foundations for Divergent Minds (FDM) team is utilizing this time to …

The Autism Cabal & The Rise Of Parent-Founded Autism Organizations In The United States | Eve Reiland #AutisticHistory #BanABA

Image description: A square image with a white background and blue arrow going up with a circle image of the American flag and the headline, ”The Autism Cabal & The Rise Of Parent-Founded Autism Organizations In The United States” by Eve Reiland. [Content Warning: Eugenics, filicide, suicide, murder, oppression, legislation without representation, ableism, autism propaganda, …

Autistic Voices Worldwide: From Autistic Burnout And Suffering To Autistic Poetry & More | October 6, 2021

Autistic & Divergent Voices (and a few allies) from around the world. A Controversial Autism Treatment Is About to Become a Very Big Business Vice By Anna Merlan Duke University and a private company have been selling access to unproven cord blood treatments for autism. Now, they're planning something much bigger. With Anne Borden King …

New autism study a “shocking wake-up call” for society, say academics | Coventry University | Circa October 23, 2017

People who show characteristics of autism are more at risk of attempting suicide, according to a Coventry University study whose results are being presented to a United States federal advisory committee tomorrow. Researchers found that people who exhibited higher levels of autistic traits were more likely to try to end their lives than people without the traits …

What is Police Violence?: A plain language booklet about anti-Black racism, police violence, and what you can do to stop it | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Standing against anti-Black police violence is a critical part of fighting for disability rights. With protests against police violence going on all over the country, we wanted to provide an accessible resource for learning about what is happening — and how all of us can help create change. Get The Download here. This booklet provides …

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 …