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

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

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

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

Ableism, 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

ABA, Ableism, autistic culture, Discrimination

Autistics Don't Trust Awareness Gear Companies and Here is Why

It is no secret that most autism awareness gear that is out there is geared towards "autism parents." They aim to represent us and not with us just to make a dollar. This is something the majority of us have bene adamantly against. This one company went a step further and faked a partnership between… Continue reading Autistics Don't Trust Awareness Gear Companies and Here is Why

Ableism, Discrimination, Growing up undiagnosed

Fat Shaming Kids Can Have Lasting Effects

Fat shaming kids can lead to lasting trauma into adult hood. In the autistic community, there are several co morbidities that cause weight gain and it is a symptom of a disorder.  I was fat shamed by my mother, father and grand parents growing up. My brother, who I found now is extremely toxic, joined… Continue reading Fat Shaming Kids Can Have Lasting Effects

Ableism, Disabled Parenting, Discrimination

Always Presume Competence, The Consequences Can Be Dangerous

It is extremely important to presume competence in everyone. It does not matter if the person is disabled or not. The consequences can be dangerous.  Yesterday morning, N jumped off his top bunk and landed on the floor. My husband tried catching him but was unsuccessful. We kept him home from school that day and… Continue reading Always Presume Competence, The Consequences Can Be Dangerous