CoMorbidities, Disability Culture, Disabled Parenting, EDS

Transitioning to Being An Ambulatory Wheelchair User

So about a year ago, I was diagnosed with EDS. It took a long time to get a diagnosis because of the myth that only people who are not overweight can have EDS. I am overweight because I have PCOS. EDS is a connective tissue disorder that causes hyper mobility, stretchy skin, unexplained injuries (my… Continue reading Transitioning to Being An Ambulatory Wheelchair User

autistic culture, Disability Culture

Autistics can Find Love, a Story About How My Husband and I Met

A fear a lot of parents do have about their autistic children whether or not they will find someone who will love and accept them for who they are. Yes, it can happen. My husband and I met a year after I escaped home and have been together ever since. 16 years ago, Nick and… Continue reading Autistics can Find Love, a Story About How My Husband and I Met

Disability Culture

Disability Has No Age Limits

There is a common misconception that a child can outgrow autism, ADHD, dyslexia or any other neurodivergency. This is harmful, especially when the neurodivergent child grows up and tries to go along with their life in a world that is not built for them. Incidents due to this ableist agism happens all the time and… Continue reading Disability Has No Age Limits

autistic culture, Autistic History, Disability Culture, Disability History

Don't Mourn For Us by Jim Sinclair

[This article was published in the Autism Network International newsletter, Our Voice, Volume 1, Number 3, 1993. It is an outline of the presentation Jim gave at the 1993 International Conference on Autism in Toronto, and is addressed primarily to parents.]  Parents often report that learning their child is autistic was the most traumatic thing that… Continue reading Don't Mourn For Us by Jim Sinclair

Autistic History, Disability History

Autistic History: Aspies For Freedom

Aspies For Freedom (AFF) was a activist group that aimed to raise public awareness of the autistic rights movement that was founded in November 2004 by Amy and Gwen Nelson. Gwen Nelson made parodies of Autism Speaks. In these parodies they stated that Autism Speaks silences autistic people, which is true. The usage of the infinity symbol… Continue reading Autistic History: Aspies For Freedom

Autistic History, Disability History

A Draft of the Declaration of the Autism Community by Aspies for Freedom

Members of the autism community, comprising those with conditions on the autism spectrum, such as autism and asperger’s, are hereby declaring that we are a minority group and wish to be accorded the legal protection and freedom from discrimination that is shown to other minority groups. We recognise ourselves as a minority group based on… Continue reading A Draft of the Declaration of the Autism Community by Aspies for Freedom

autistic culture, Autistic History, Disability Culture, Disability History

Autistic History: Autistic Pride Day

Autistic Pride Day was established by the advocacy organization Apies for Freedom (AFF) in 2005 to raise public acceptance and celebrate autistic people and their identity. Autistic Pride Day was inspired by the LGBTQ pride events during June. This helped drive positive societal changes for autistic people.  "Autistic Pride Day is on 18th June each… Continue reading Autistic History: Autistic Pride Day

Bogus Studies

Bogus Study:Probiotic and Oxytocin Combination Therapy in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Pilot Trial

This study is led on the belief that the gut biome has anything to do with autism. This study was ran by Bened Biomedical Co, LTD. If anything has the word "biomedical" when it comes to autism, it's more than likely quackery. This study was published in the Journal "Nutrients" which is a well known… Continue reading Bogus Study:Probiotic and Oxytocin Combination Therapy in Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Pilot Trial

autistic culture, Disability Culture, Growing up undiagnosed

Autistic Adult Find Healing From Abuse in Unusual Places

Background It is no secret I was an abused child. I was neglected, abused in almost every sense of the word. I was berated, beaten and made to think I was worthless. I was placed in ABA to change who I was. My parents favorite go to was that I was created to make them… Continue reading Autistic Adult Find Healing From Abuse in Unusual Places

Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Deep brain stimulation is an elective surgical procedure that is performed by a neurosurgeon implanting electrodes in certain areas of the brain. These electrode deliver electrical impulses that regulate abnormal brain impulses. The impulses can also effect certain cells and chemicals in the brain.  The electrical impulses are controlled by a pacemaker device that is… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery