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October is #selectivemutism awareness month …

October is #selectivemutism awareness month — Respect our ways of communicating — whispering, gesturing, etc are communicating. — Sonja, @stuckinmute

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Autism is a way of being. It is not possible to separate the person from the autism. via Jim Sinclair | #AutisticHistory

Autism is a way of being. It is not possible to separate the person from the autism. Therefore, when parents say, I wish my child did not have autism, what they’re really saying is, I wish the autistic child I have did not exist, and I had a different (non-autistic) child instead. Read that again. This […]

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Autism is not an appendage via Jim Sinclair | #AutisticHistory

Autism is not an appendage Autism isn’t something a person has, or a “shell” that a person is trapped inside.There’s no normal child hidden behind the autism. Autism is a way of being. It is pervasive; it colors every experience, every sensation, perception, thought, emotion, and encounter, every aspect of existence. It is not possible to separate […]

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Message from Ryan Boren About Boston Children’s Hospital … #ActuallyAutistic

Had a nice chat this afternoon with Boston Children’s Hospital’s inpatient neuroscience folks on autism, the social model of disability, identity first language, and designing for pluralism. The be… Source: rnbn

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Review: Preliminary thoughts on ‘Experiencing Race as a Music Therapist’ (Hadley) | Therapeutic Diversity

I am hoping to do a full review of this book at some point, but here are my thoughts so far on the book Experiencing Race as a Music Therapist. The book features seventeen narratives on race and culture in Music Therapy, compiled by Susan Hadley. At the very start of the book Hadley speaks […]

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Left to Fail | Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

Left to Fail Left to Fall inside the Grave Life dug for me. Screaming for help. Begging for assistance. She remains ignored and abandoned. Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps yell the Memers, Life coaches and Positivity Pimps. They well knowing that you don’t even have shoes much less laces or straps for pulling. […] […]

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4 Types of Therapy for Anxiety (That Involve More Than Talking About It) | The Mighty

Talking about anxiety is good for you. I know it’s good for me to get things out of my head, and when I’m in therapy, I blah blah blah about everything that’s on my mind. Sometimes I even get self-conscious about how much I talk, but I usually leave the room feeling a little refreshed,… Source:  4 […]