CoMorbidities, Deaf Culture, Disability Culture, Sensory Processing Disorder

Hard of Hearing, Sensitive to Sound and Auditory Processing Disorder? How is that Possible?

It is common knowledge that I am autistic, Hard of Hearing and have ADHD. I am quite vocal about this. A few things people may not know is that I am sensitive to sound and have auditory processing disorder. How can someone be Hard of Hearing and be sensitive to sound and have auditory processing… Continue reading Hard of Hearing, Sensitive to Sound and Auditory Processing Disorder? How is that Possible?

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

Deaf Culture, Disability Culture

Relying on Lip Reading and ASL during a Mask Mandate

Green face mask that says: "I'm not ignoring you." on the left and "I'm Hard of Hearing" on the right with HOH in ASL As many of you know, I am a Hard of Hearing Autistic adult. I rely on lip reading and ASL. I am normally able to fake being able to hear effectively… Continue reading Relying on Lip Reading and ASL during a Mask Mandate

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, 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

Deaf Culture, Disability Culture

Getting fitted for and wearing a hearing aid: An autistic perspective

It is common knowledge for my current readers but for my newcomers, I was born Deaf and now I am hard of hearing. My hearing history can be found here. A lot of audism has been going around social media. Autism is discrimination against people based on their ability to hear. One is the thought that… Continue reading Getting fitted for and wearing a hearing aid: An autistic perspective

autistic culture, Deaf Culture, Disability Culture

The Loss of a Service Dog

Service dogs are amazing for a variety of different disabilities. This can include autistic people, blind people, Deaf people, people with severe allergies, etc. They help disabled people maintain independence in the community at home. They turn into an extension of the disabled person. What happens when your service dog dies? No one talks about… Continue reading The Loss of a Service Dog

autistic culture, Deaf Culture, Disability Culture

Hard of Hearing Autistic's Views of the Autistic Community and Autism Community

There has been a lot of talk about the Autistic Community Vs. the "autism community." People say its one or the other and there is no in between. I do not agree with this. It may have something to do with me being involved with the Deaf Community. The Autistic Community The Autistic Community is… Continue reading Hard of Hearing Autistic's Views of the Autistic Community and Autism Community