Ableism, Bogus Studies, Discrimination, Quackery, Quackery Myths

Bogus Study: Maternal Infection During Pregnancy and Likelihood of Autism and Intellectual Disability in Sweden: A Negative Control and Sibling Comparison Cohort Study

This study was investigating whether or not there is a casual relationship between infections in the pregnant person during pregnancy and autism or intellectual disability. This study was funded by Autism Speaks, because of course it was. This money used to fund this could have been used to help autistic people. Study Design The researchers… Continue reading Bogus Study: Maternal Infection During Pregnancy and Likelihood of Autism and Intellectual Disability in Sweden: A Negative Control and Sibling Comparison Cohort Study

Antisemitism, Discrimination, Queerphobia, Racism

The Bigotry that is JK Rowling

I was a teenager from Long Island taking the Long Island Railroad into Manhattan. From there I took the A C or E subway train to Greenwich Village in order to arrive to my program at Hebrew Union College. There was often a wait at Pennsylvannia Station on the way home on the Babylon line… Continue reading The Bigotry that is JK Rowling

Discrimination, Quack Supplements, Quackery, Racism

Quackery Exposed: OrthoMolecular Medicine

OrthoMolecular medicine is a form of alternative or integrative medicine. "Ortho" means straight or correct. Just like an orthodontist corrects teeth. It literally means the correct molecule. Its supposed to maintain human health through nutritional supplements. The concept builds on the idea of an optimal nutritional environment. People who practice orthomolecular medicine believe that disease… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: OrthoMolecular Medicine

Ableism, Anti Vaccine, Anti Vax Quacks, Antisemitism, Discrimination, Holocaust, Quackery, Quacks

Quack Exposed: Dr. Richard Kunin

Dr. Richard Kunin (October 22, 1932 - February 23, 2021) graduated from University of Minnesota with his MD in 1955. After this psychiatric residency training at New York Hospital, completed in 1959, he served for the army in the United States Army Medical Corps. Private Practice Dr. Kunin has had a private practice until his… Continue reading Quack Exposed: Dr. Richard Kunin

Discrimination, Growing up undiagnosed, Queerphobia

After You Come Out, You See Obvious Signs In Your Past

Coming out of the LGBTQIA closet is just as hard as coming out of the autistic one. You are afraid people will judge you and not see you for who you are. Coming out of the LGBTQIA closet was really hard because how I was treated in middle school and high school. Growing up, I… Continue reading After You Come Out, You See Obvious Signs In Your Past

Ableism, autistic culture, Disabled Parenting

When Teaching My Children IFL, The Unexpected Happened

Identify first language is a cornerstone of the autistic community. It tells people that autism is a part of us and that we cannot "have autism." I teach all my kids that they are no ill diseased or broken. When Boop came home, we had to undo all the ableist nonsense that was put on… Continue reading When Teaching My Children IFL, The Unexpected Happened

Antisemitism, Autistic History, Discrimination

Autistic History: Grunya Efimovna Sukhavera

/ Grunya Kuhavera was a Jewish Ukrainian psychologist who discovered autism almost 20 years before Leo Kanner and Hans Asperger published their work. They did not have the first accounts of autism, Dr. Sukhavera did. Dr Sukhavera was born in Kiev to a Jewish family of Kahaim Faitelvich and Rakhil losifovna Sukhavera. Dr. Sukhavera graduated… Continue reading Autistic History: Grunya Efimovna Sukhavera

Ableism, Discrimination, Racism

What People Are Missing About the Will Smith/Chris Rock Situation

Ableism has been a problem since the beginning of time, no one is disputing that. Both Will Smith and Chris Rock are celebrities and they accept the risk that it comes with. Chris Rock is a comedian and even comedians need to have lines they will not cross. There is a difference between joking and… Continue reading What People Are Missing About the Will Smith/Chris Rock Situation

Ableism, CoMorbidities, Disabled Parenting, Discrimination, EDS

Stop Your Internalized Ableism, Your Kids Don’t Care About Your Mobility Aids

Internalized ableism can manifest in many ways. Its not just some ideas about autism, it could be about any physical, mental or neurological condition as well. For those who are new here, I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. It effects my mobility when I am on my feet for a long time at one time. Last… Continue reading Stop Your Internalized Ableism, Your Kids Don’t Care About Your Mobility Aids

Ableism, ADHD, autistic culture, CoMorbidities, 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