The big news story in our community today is Myka Stauffer, a parenting and lifestyle Youtuber with over 700,000 subscribers, "rehoming" her adopted 4 year old son after he was diagnosed as autistic. She documented her whole adoption journey on her channel. She came to this decision because she is now pregnant. She does not… Continue reading Myka Stauffer "rehoming" Her Adopted Autistic Son
A long time Autism One speaker Marcia Hinds says that autism should never be a term. She claims it should be included with autoimmune encephalitis. Autoimmune encephalitis is a real disease. Hinds claiming this trivializes what the people with this autoimmune disease go through every day. Autoimmune Encephalitis Autoimmune encephalitis is a group of conditions… Continue reading Quack Myth Exposed: Autism is Autoimmune Encephilitis
My aunt has a long history of ableism, being condescending and siding with abusers when she never saw what happened due to being separated from the family. History My aunt, who was married to my father's brother, divorced her husband when i was 7-8 (I don't remember exactly). All I knew I did not see… Continue reading When You are Fighting Bleach and Ableism and Your Relative is Part of the Problem
Alejandro Ripley was a 9 year old autistic boy who lived in South Florida, same area as I do. He was described by one of his neighbors as a playful child. He was always laughing while jumping on his trampoline. "Overall a good boy." Patricia Ripley, his mother (I use this term loosely), led him… Continue reading An Autistic Mom's Perspective on Alejandro Ripley's Murder
The majority of "autism parents" I run into want to fix their autistic child with ABA or having them mask. This is usually achieved by operant conditioning, positive/negative reinforcement, etc. As an autistic veterinary technologist, I noticed that Jackson Galaxy from "My Cat From Hell" has a different approach when he works with cats and… Continue reading "Autism Parents" Would Learn A Lot from Jackson Galaxy
Marcia Hines is a parent of two adult children. She is married and lives in California. Hines has a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology/Psychology and Lifetime k-12 teaching credential from UCLA. She is not a medical professional in any capacity. Hinds is the author of the book "I know you are in there-Winning the War… Continue reading Quack Exposed: Marcia Hinds
On March 11, I was messaged about participating and promoting a study to "improve autism."I got defensive and told her she was ableist. Here is the original message: Hi, I have a favor to ask. I’m trying to help a friend that is involved with getting participants for a study trying to predict autism, Dr… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: TACA supported Low-dose suramin in autism spectrum disorder: a small, phase I/II, randomized clinical trial
It finally happened. Yesterday the Genesis 2 Church had court at the Federal Courthouse in Miami. Miami is only 50 miles from where I live in South Florida. I took a drive with another member of my organization to see this happen. Unfortunately, it was a closed hearing. We knew this was a possibility. It… Continue reading MMS is OFFICIALLY BANNED IN THE United States!