Predators

Predator: Moses Cassian or Mike Geodfery

This person, I don't even think this is what his real name is, has been targeting commentators on autistic-led pages. The URL to both profiles are : https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008751394797 https://www.facebook.com/geodfrey.wasonga This person messaged a friend of mine under this account: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008751394797 He proceeded to talk to this friend when they commented on the page Autistic Grandma:… Continue reading Predator: Moses Cassian or Mike Geodfery

Autistic History

Autistic History: Willowbrook State School (MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING)

  Willowbrook was a  New York state funded asylum that front itself as a school for the developmentally disabled that was established in the 1930's. It was a complex of buildings that housed adults and children who were developmentally disabled. It was located in Staten Island, a borough of New York City. In this institution,… Continue reading Autistic History: Willowbrook State School (MASSIVE TRIGGER WARNING)

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

ABA, autistic culture, Disabled Parenting, Growing up undiagnosed, Jewish Culture

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

autistic culture

Making Disabled People Find Your Sample Group is Exploitive and Unethical

This happens far too often. There is a student who is required to conduct a research study. There is nothing wrong with this, I had to do it. The issue is with how these people obtain thier sample group.    Lately, there has been a trend of students reaching out to autistic content creators and… Continue reading Making Disabled People Find Your Sample Group is Exploitive and Unethical

Ableism, autistic culture, Deaf Culture, Discrimination

30 Years since the ADA was Enacted and We Still Have A Lot of Work To Do

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that bans discrimination against disabled people in ares of public life. This includes jobs, schools, transportation and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the ADA is give disabled people… Continue reading 30 Years since the ADA was Enacted and We Still Have A Lot of Work To Do