Ableism, Ableism Rebuttals, ADHD, autistic culture, CoMorbidities, Disability Culture, Discrimination, Sensory Processing Disorder

Abelism in Table Top Gaming

It is no secret that I am a gamer and my whole family are gamers. I started playing Dungeons and Dragons type games when I met my partner. I really ran with it and really enjoy it. We actually got to know each other at a gaming session and things took off from there. This… Continue reading Abelism in Table Top Gaming

Ableism, Ableism Rebuttals, CoMorbidities, Diabetes, Discrimination

Never Compare Autism to Diabetes

One comparison I see martyr parents make to autism is diabetes. Most of the time they have no experience with diabetes and the drastic consequences it can have. Autism is nothing like it, you cannot die from autism. Diabetes, at least type one, the parent or the diabetic is constantly making decisions all day about… Continue reading Never Compare Autism to Diabetes

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture

#WeSeeYouSia and Your Non Apology

    After dumping on the autistic community all over Twitter, Sia reached international and mainstream media outlets. They broadcasted exactly how Sia abused the autistic and disability community as a whole. This was in response to the film Music that Sia created for her protege, Maddie Zeigler. She was cast as the main character,… Continue reading #WeSeeYouSia and Your Non Apology

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, CoMorbidities, PCOS

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”

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, Disability Culture, Veterinary and Autism

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

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, Disability Culture

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

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, Disability Culture

Autistic Adults Just want to Help

  After writing my reaction to Nazreem Bibi's blog post, it got me thinking. Parents do need support. I am remembering back to the day I found out my son is autistic and how lost I felt. I had no support. I could have gone down the wrong path. Thank goodness I did not. This… Continue reading Autistic Adults Just want to Help

ABA, Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, Disability Culture

Rebuttal: Dangerous World of Marginalizing Autism Parents

Recently there was a new blog on the NCSA website. It is by an "Autism mom," The author's name is Nazreen Bibi. She is based in the UK and is a campaigner, mental health nurse. parent and advocate. She states that "autism moms" are marginalized by autistic people in the neurodiversity movement.  Her words are… Continue reading Rebuttal: Dangerous World of Marginalizing Autism Parents

Ableism Rebuttals, Problematic Advocates, Problems

The Connie Chronicles

Connie Manning as a mother of an Autistic who has her own page. It's an autism warrior mom page. She silences autistic voices. She invalidates self diagnosis. She works with the NCSA and ADW. Here is a timeline on what happened.     Jump to a section: The Boycott List Asking for Autistic Voices and Deleting Connection… Continue reading The Connie Chronicles

ABA, Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture

There are Laws Protecting Children from Working too Much but what about Disabled Kids in Too Much Therapy?

There are laws protecting children pertaining to how long they work, at what age and if it is during school hours or on school days. The same rules should apply to disabled children being put in therapies. There are some children who are in some therapies for more than 40 hours a week! Besides ABA… Continue reading There are Laws Protecting Children from Working too Much but what about Disabled Kids in Too Much Therapy?