Ableism, Ableism Rebuttals, Antisemitism, Discrimination, Holocaust, Jewish Culture, Queerphobia, Racism

The Ableist and Racist/Anti-semitic Act of Co-opting Logos

Often in history, there are symbols that have a specific meaning. It can be especially sacred to an ethnic group or considered a hate symbol to another. Quite often, these symbols are co-opted by another group, used within white supremacy. It is racist and in some cases, ableist. Black Lives Matter Logo was Co-opted by… Continue reading The Ableist and Racist/Anti-semitic Act of Co-opting Logos

ABA, Ableism Rebuttals, Veterinary and Autism

Debarking an Autistic Child?

A mother from Wisconsin had a very controversial surgery done on her autistic child. She claimed that it helped quiet him. The mother said it was the right choice for their family. Kade Hadegraaf is her son. Three years ago he started screaming and didn't stop. The mother claimed that he would scream 1000 times… Continue reading Debarking an Autistic Child?

ABA, Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, Deaf Culture, Disability Culture

Oralism in the Deaf and Autistic Communities

As a Hard of Hearing autistic adult, I think about this often. There are many overlaps in the autistic and Deaf communities. There are different sensory, diagnosis, difficulties and therapy experiences. There is certainly an overlap of experiences and history. Having experiences from both communities is a truly unique experience. Combining the Deaf and autistic… Continue reading Oralism in the Deaf and Autistic Communities

Ableism Rebuttals, Disability Culture, Disability History

30 Years since the ADA was Enacted and We Still Have A Lot of Work To Do

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that bans discrimination against disabled people in ares of public life. This includes jobs, schools, transportation and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the ADA is give disabled people… Continue reading 30 Years since the ADA was Enacted and We Still Have A Lot of Work To Do

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, Deaf Culture, Disability Culture

Audism In the Autistic Community

What is Audism? Audism is  is a term used to describe a negative attitude toward Deaf or hard of hearing people. It is typically thought of as a form of discrimination, prejudice, or a general lack of willingness to accommodate those who cannot hear.   The Autistic Community As a Hard of Hearing (who was born… Continue reading Audism In the Autistic Community

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, Disability Culture

Self Diagnosis is Valid

There is a large controversy in the autistic community. It is the validity of self diagnosis. Self diagnosis is when suspected autistic person says they are autistic but do not have an official medical diagnosis by a psychiatrist or a neuropsychologist.  Saying it is not valid is being classist, ableist, racist, sexist, etc. The autistic… Continue reading Self Diagnosis is Valid

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, Deaf Culture, Disability Culture

My Experience with Antisemetism, racism and bigotry

Growing up on Long Island, NY I was privileged as far as racism/antisemitism goes. We are half Middle Eastern and half Eastern European. My parents did something right, they shielded my brothers and I from any type of systematic oppression. I grew up in a town with a high Jewish population. I went to a… Continue reading My Experience with Antisemetism, racism and bigotry

Ableism Rebuttals

Myka Stauffer "rehoming" Her Adopted Autistic Son

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

Ableism Rebuttals

An Autistic Mom's Perspective on Alejandro Ripley's Murder

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

Ableism Rebuttals, Veterinary and Autism

"Autism Parents" Would Learn A Lot from Jackson Galaxy

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