ABA, ADHD, autistic culture, Growing up undiagnosed

Intelligence Tests Given to Children are Unreliable and Ableist

It is no secret that I was diagnosed with ADHD as a 6 year old. They did a whole battery of tests. I remember them, vaguely. It is also no secret that I was an abused child. Today, I found out they both have everything to do with each other. Today, in a Facebook group… Continue reading Intelligence Tests Given to Children are Unreliable and Ableist

autistic culture

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

Disabled Parenting

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

autistic culture, Disability Culture, In The Media

An Interview that Could Have Educated Went Horribly Wrong

About a month ago, I was contacted through my pet business email about an interview with The Today Show for a written article about autistic parents perceptions about videos being posted of meltdowns. I showed the email to my good friend, Emma Dalmayne and we both agreed this would be a great opportunity to educate… Continue reading An Interview that Could Have Educated Went Horribly Wrong

autistic culture, Disability Culture

Stigma Against Cluster B Needs To Stop

Stigma is everywhere. It is against different disabilities, religions, races, etc. It is harmful. There is a lot of it when it comes to the autistic community. The autistic community perpetuates stigma against people with cluster B personality disorders. It's because it was taught like that from the psychologist we see and who study us.… Continue reading Stigma Against Cluster B Needs To Stop

autistic culture, Disability Culture

Rebuttal: Dr Dinesh Bhugra: My Fear Over 'neurodivergent' Tik Tok stars who make ADHD and autism seem cool

Dr. Dinesh Bhugra is an esteemed psychiatrist in the United Kingdom. This article came across my google alerts. He also ran a study to see if vitamin D and iron deficiency were autism related. This has been disproven many times over. He also wrote an article saying that Hollywood films are excellent teaching tools when… Continue reading Rebuttal: Dr Dinesh Bhugra: My Fear Over 'neurodivergent' Tik Tok stars who make ADHD and autism seem cool

MMS Quacks, Quacks

Quack exposed: Genesis 2 Church of Health and Healing

In 1996, Jim Humble, a former scientologist,  claimed to discover MMS while mining for gold in the jungles of South America. He claimed that it cured malaria (this is not true). After some time, he invited a missionary group to Africa where he experiments with MMs on the locals there. Hex poisoned over 5,000 people… Continue reading Quack exposed: Genesis 2 Church of Health and Healing

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture

#WeSeeYouSia and Your Non Apology

    After dumping on the autistic community all over Twitter, Sia reached international and mainstream media outlets. They broadcasted exactly how Sia abused the autistic and disability community as a whole. This was in response to the film Music that Sia created for her protege, Maddie Zeigler. She was cast as the main character,… Continue reading #WeSeeYouSia and Your Non Apology

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, Disability Culture

Autistic Adults Just want to Help

  After writing my reaction to Nazreem Bibi's blog post, it got me thinking. Parents do need support. I am remembering back to the day I found out my son is autistic and how lost I felt. I had no support. I could have gone down the wrong path. Thank goodness I did not. This… Continue reading Autistic Adults Just want to Help