ABA, autistic culture

What is Stimming or Self Stimulatory Behavior

Autistic people regulate themselves differently than neurotypical people do. It is a known fact. For decades, neurotypical people have been trying to reduce the frequency with which autistic people stim, ultimately eliminating it. Why? It makes them appear different than their peers. What is Stimming? Stimming is self-stimulatory behavior. It is a repetitive body movement… Continue reading What is Stimming or Self Stimulatory Behavior

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ABA, Ableism, ADHD, autistic culture, Discrimination

It is Abusive When Asking People To Relive Trauma for Your Sick Curiosity

Trauma just isn't an event that happens to you. The mental images, emotions, flashbacks, sounds, tastes, feeling, and other senses stay with you. Asking to retell your story makes you relive the trauma as if it is happening at that very moment. A lot of months ago, I was approached by Liz Tung from NPR… Continue reading It is Abusive When Asking People To Relive Trauma for Your Sick Curiosity

ADHD, CoMorbidities, Duh Files

Duh Files: Autism, ADHD Found to Have Overlapping and Distinct Genetic Contributions

Sep 26, 2022 | staff reporter This is a new one to hit my alerts. This is something that the neurodivergent community, as a whole, has been saying for decades and the "experts" just caught up. It further proves that autism and ADHD are genetic. They really need to stop looking for environmental causes. There isn't any.… Continue reading Duh Files: Autism, ADHD Found to Have Overlapping and Distinct Genetic Contributions

Anti Vaccine, Quackery

Quackery Myth: Heavy Metal Poisoning Causes Autism

In the name of greed, ambulance chasers feed on public panic. These so called lawyers. They ran with this myth and a recent baby food recall to make money off desperate parents who want something to blame for their child being autistic This myth is that heavy metal poisoning is or causes autism. Heavy metal… Continue reading Quackery Myth: Heavy Metal Poisoning Causes Autism

Bogus Studies, CoMorbidities, Epilepsy, Quackery

Bogus Study: Association of Prenatal Exposure to Anti Seizure Medication With Risk of Autism and Intellectual Disability

Here we go again. This is just like the Tylenol study, only this time, it's for life saving medication. Studies like these increase public panic. This is mainly because someone who doesn't have proximity to an autistic person does not know that autism isn't a bad thing. These studies look at medical records. They decide… Continue reading Bogus Study: Association of Prenatal Exposure to Anti Seizure Medication With Risk of Autism and Intellectual Disability

Deaf Culture, Deaf History

International Day of Sign Languages

September 23 is the International Day of Sign Languages. I have been signing since I was young. Not because my parents did the right thing and teach me but because I couldn't communicate so a classmate taught me in school. Oralism causes so much mental health issues, sign languages need to be recognized. This day… Continue reading International Day of Sign Languages

ADHD, CoMorbidities, Quackery

Quackery Exposed: Brain Balance/Melillio Method

Brain Balance or Mellio Method have centers all over the world. It is named for Dr. Robert Melillo. He is a functional neurologist. He has been practicing for over 30 years. He focuses on autism, ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, tourrettes's syndrome, bi polar disorder and other neurological and mental health conditions. He believes his methods will… Continue reading Quackery Exposed: Brain Balance/Melillio Method

Bogus Studies, Quackery

Bogus Study: Effects of Short-Term Exposure to Air Pollution On Hospital Admissions for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Korean School-Aged Children: a nationwide time-series study

Air pollution is a worldwide problem and it effects every living thing that breathes in air. This can either be oxygen from the air or carbon dioxide. This is not dependent on if a child is autistic or not. This study says that autistic children are effected by air pollution and causes hospital admissions. Aren't… Continue reading Bogus Study: Effects of Short-Term Exposure to Air Pollution On Hospital Admissions for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Korean School-Aged Children: a nationwide time-series study

Duh Files

Duh Files: Associations Between Co-Occurring Conditions and Age of Autism Diagnosis: Implications for Mental Health Training and Adult Autism Research

Who ever would have thought that not getting an autism diagnosis, self or clinical, could increase mental health issues? The whole autistic community, thats who. We have been saying this for decades but the "experts" just studied this in 2022. A study was published on August 27, 2022 in the journal Autism Research, owned by… Continue reading Duh Files: Associations Between Co-Occurring Conditions and Age of Autism Diagnosis: Implications for Mental Health Training and Adult Autism Research