Autistic History, Disability History, Holocaust

Autistic History: Hans Asperger

Background Johann Friedrick Karl Asperger (1906-1980) was born on February 18, 1906 in Hausbrunn,Vienna, Austria on a farm near Vienna. He was the oldest of three sons. Parents were Sophie and Johann Asperger.  Hans parents were raised on a farm but Hans and his brothers were raised in the city of Vienna. His younger brother Karl… Continue reading Autistic History: Hans Asperger

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Autistic History: Autistic Speaking Day

 Autistic people began several campaigns in response to Autism Awareness Month. This includes Autism Acceptance Month in April and Autistics Speaking Day on November 1. Its based on the Autism Speaks Slogan "Its Time to Listen." An autistic by the name of John Elder Robison, who was the sole autistic person ever in a leadership… Continue reading Autistic History: Autistic Speaking Day

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Autistic History: Jim Sinclair

Jim is in the purple   Jim Sinclair is an autistic professional who worked with autistic people. Xe was born in December of 1961. Jim did not start speaking until xe was 12.   Gender Identity When Jim started speaking, they were very outspoken about not being a girl. Soon after, xyr were sent for intensive… Continue reading Autistic History: Jim Sinclair

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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

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Autistic History: Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity. We always talk about it but never explored the history of this wonderful phenomenon. It is a neologism that was made popular in the 1990's. Judy Singer, an Australian sociologist, and Harvey Blume, an American journalist for The Atlantic, coined the term. Neurodiversity is the variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention,… Continue reading Autistic History: Neurodiversity

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Autistic History: Behaviorism

Behaviorism leads to the barbaric practice of ABA. What is behaviorism? Behaviorism is the theory that human and animal behavior can be explained in terms of conditioning, without appeal of thoughts or feelings, that psychological disorders are best treated by altering behavior patterns. It is only concerned with observable stimulus- response behaviors, and says all behaviors… Continue reading Autistic History: Behaviorism

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Autistic History: AUT10k or MSSNG project and Parallels to T4 from World War II

The organization we love to hate, Autism Speaks, teamed up with google to create the largest genome data base for autism on June 10, 2014. This was originally called AUT10k. It stands for Autism 10,000 genomes. This project will cost $50 million.  Bob Wright, the co founder of Autism Speaks says,"We have raised money for… Continue reading Autistic History: AUT10k or MSSNG project and Parallels to T4 from World War II

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Deaf Civil Rights Parallels Autistic Civil Rights

Cochlear Implant What is the cochlear implant? It is a device that is surgically installed in the cochlea to give a Deaf people sound. It uses electrical impulses to send sound waves to the brain by working around the damaged cochlea, creating a perceived indication of sound to a Deaf person or Hard of Hearing… Continue reading Deaf Civil Rights Parallels Autistic Civil Rights

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Autistic History: Akitoin T4

When you think T4, you think thyroid test. It also has a much darker meaning. This program was called Aktoin T4 program or the T4 Program. T4 stands for Tiergartenstrasse 4.  This was the Nazi's effort, disguised as a euthanasia program, to kill ill, mentally disabled, physically disabled, "emotionally distraught" and elderly people. The word… Continue reading Autistic History: Akitoin T4

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Fully Electric Vehicles are more Sensory Friendly than ICE Vehicles

About four years ago, I decided to go gas (petrol) free. It was due to the cost of constantly fueling my car due to my business. When I test drove the Nissan Leaf for the first time, it was so quiet. No background noise from a noisy engine. I often found myself in sensory overload… Continue reading Fully Electric Vehicles are more Sensory Friendly than ICE Vehicles