Ableism Rebuttals

Fake pregnancy announcements are not “Autism Awareness”

Recently it came to my attention that a new “autism awareness challenge” has started in the form of chain statuses on Facebook. The idea of it is to post one of these and pass on the chain to the person who comments or likes your status. It is: 😂You shouldn’t have liked or commented on… Continue reading Fake pregnancy announcements are not “Autism Awareness”

Achievements by Autistic People are Not Amazing just because they are Autistic

Far too many times achievements by autistic people are sensationalized and the recipient is infantilized. This is how inspiration porn is born. Disabled people are put on a pedestal to make non disabled people feel good. This happens often to autistics who have multiple college degrees, been campaigning against mistreatment, have a career, etc. The… Continue reading Achievements by Autistic People are Not Amazing just because they are Autistic

How Sia Got Films About Autistics Wrong and Pixar Got It Right

Sia, a pop sensation known world wide decides to create a movie about autistic people named Music. This movie is about Zu, a newly sober lady who gained sole custody of her autistic half sister named Music.  This would be an excellent opportunity for her to show the world what autistic people are made of.… Continue reading How Sia Got Films About Autistics Wrong and Pixar Got It Right