Image Description: Black Label with White writing that says "Actually Autistic" Alek Minassian killed ten people: Ji Hun Kim, So He Chung, Anne Marie D’Amico, Andrea Bradden, Chul “Eddie” Min Kang, Beutis Renuka Amarasingha, Geraldine Brady, Munir Abdo Habib Najjar, and Mary Elizabeth Forsyth. He is also responsible for injuring sixteen other people. After the … Continue reading Alek Minassian’s Plea of Not Criminally Responsible is an Insult to Justice and All Autistic People
Content warnings for discussion of adoption, racism and child abuse Image description: A white couple Myka and James Stauffer sit on a white bed while both wearing white shirts. Myka has dyed blonde hair and is wearing glasses, James has a beard and is bald Mika Stauffer is a YouTuber and Instagram influencer. She has … Continue reading Influencer/YouTuber Mika Stauffer and her Husband Dissolve Adoption of their Disabled Son: A Disabled Adoptee’s Perspective
Image description: Book cover for I overcame my Autism and all I got was this Lousy Anxiety Disorder. The title is shown at the top under an endorsement from Hannah Gadsby which reads “A treat to read, I’d recommend this book to anyone who struggles to connect to the world, even if you don’t call … Continue reading Sarah Kurchak’s “I Overcame My Autism and All I Got Was This Lousy Anxiety Disorder” is the Memoir Everyone Should Read Right Now
Autistic people exist, you are now aware, can we move on to acceptance and meaningful inclusion and support now?
So April is over and with it "Autism Awareness Month" and what have we learned? How much did you learn about autistic people? Did you interact with autistic people? What awareness campaigns did you participate in? Did you give money to or purchase an item or service that shared a portion of the proceeds with … Continue reading April has Never Been About Autism Awareness, It has Always Been About Money
There have been a couple major articles written about Hans Asperger, the man who categorized what would eventually be called Asperger's Syndrome and then eventually just folded into the autism spectrum. These articles, the first of which was printed in the New York Times and the second in The Guardian both discuss Asperger's history prior … Continue reading Reflecting on the Fact that Hans Asperger was Really a Nazi and not just Working from the Inside to Protect Vulnerable People
When I was a child and I answered the phone I didn't say "hello", I said "What?". My mother was constantly horrified at my supposed rudeness and would try and make sure that someone, anyone got to the phone before me. The thing is though, that I wasn't being rude or at least I didn't think … Continue reading I Like That, I Want That, Can I Have That?: When NonAutistic People Don’t Understand Autistic Communication and Punish Us For It.