I ask that the other celebrity guests do the same. I also ask that people who are considering donating to Color the Spectrum instead look up the #FinanceTheSpectrum and give directly to one or more of the autistic people who are struggling right now. Through direct giving, you can make a difference in someone’s life today instead of giving it to people who refuse to listen to the people they claim to support.
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?
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.
Tommy Hilfiger has come out with a line of adaptive clothing for disabled people and I am conflicted. There is so little truly good adaptive fashion available to disabled people and the Tommy Adaptive line is pretty and stylish. Something that is frequently decidedly lacking in adaptive clothing which often seems to presume … Continue reading Tommy Adaptive and the Complicated Ethics of Having No Alternatives
After watching the second episode of the new ABC series The Good Doctor (you can read my thoughts on the pilot here), I am left wondering if Dr Shaun Murphy could possibly have gone to medical school. He has a vast understanding of certain aspects of medicine and biology but no real comprehension of practical … Continue reading The Good Doctor Continues to Infantalize its Autistic Character
Yesterday the new ABC drama The Good Doctor premiered. I have had my concerns about the show ever since I first saw the trailer in May. All of my concerns have now been validated. The show's portrayal of autism is deeply stereotypical and like so many portrayals of autism centres around an essentially magical autistic … Continue reading The Good Doctor Lives Up to Expectations as Stereotypical Inspiration Porn