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Rushing Deaf Ed: Today we are meeting for James'... →
sped70754: James in now 14. At his re-eval in 4th grade he was accepted into the talented art program. Boy, was I excited to know that talented and gifted children also got special education services. I thought that it was just kids who suffer from some kind of disability, so they need special help in… The fact that your concern is making education accessible to him, not changing him, is...
Pharaoh's Article #2 For Summer Internship: 2012...
pharaohgsworld: Pharaoh’s Article #2 For Summer Internship: 2012 #Georgia Walk Now For #Autism Speaks This article is also in Backslash; photos of 2012 Georgia WNFAS are found in Timotheus “Pharaoh” Gordon like page.Thursday, 14 June 2012 13:36 2012 Georgia Walk Now for Autism Speaks Written by Timotheus “Pharaoh” Gordon At-shirt is not just… View Post shared via WordPress.com This...
The Deadline for Comments on DSM-5 is Tomorrow →
This is a link to the new autism definition.
mindthelspace: Petition to get the Judge Rotenburg centre closed down. Needs 5000 signatures by the 20th and is currently a long way off. Sign this. Then, think of everyone you know who is registered to vote in Massachusetts. Coming up with even one name is helpful. Call, text, email, etc. that person about the JRC.
lydiaolydia: How many public librarians does it take to change a light bulb? Well, first we’ll have to pass a bond measure to pay for the replacement. How many academic librarians does it take to change a light bulb? No fewer than three, acting as a committee to determine the best solutions and alternative practices, which, after a lengthy review process, will be presented to custodial...
tessellatethis asked: I'm sorry if I insulted you, I guess I didn't word my post properly. I didn't mean that I pity people with Autism in that sense, I'm not putting anyone down I'm just saying there are some experiences some people can miss out on because of it x
jenny mccarthy is at it again →
draggle: She’s saying if you have an autistic child and are not a “warrior mom”, which means pursuing unproven medicines, you’re a “victim mom” who wallows in self-pity. Well, I do know there are such victim moms. My mother and sister were indeed, in their own ways. But I’m not using my children as medical test subjects! That is being a “victim mom”, simply in a different way from my mother...
unduetri: I feel sorry for people with Autism. it’s like they’re missing out on a part of life. my dad and brother both have it and it really makes me sad sometimes because they just don’t understand some emotions and how to handle them. Autistic people can be so interesting though. it’s a strange thing, I find it so normal because I’ve grown up around it, but I wish everyone else could be...
extraterrestrial26: Is the idea of sensory integration therapy ableist? I like the idea of it, honestly, because it would make it easier for me to hold down a job and do simple things like wear certain clothes and sit in certain chairs and go to certain events without all my sensory issues. I don’t know? You doing what you need to have the life you want is not ableist. It is self-care. If...
ponywithafez: Fun fact: My dad made fun of me on a regular basis when I was in elementary school in order to “toughen me up” and teach me sarcasm. The sarcasm teaching worked (though I put most of that on repeated viewings of British comedies) but for the longest time I was convinced that he didn’t like me because I guess he didn’t understand that I couldn’t really tell the difference between...
Petition to pass Amendment 548, which bans the use... →
allecto: (TW: ableism, abuse) A lot of you might have heard about the Judge Rotenberg Center, which abuses disabled people under the guise of “aversive therapy.” The UN has even said that they are torturing people. If Amendment 548 in Massachusetts is passed, aversive therapy will be banned. Please sign this petition if you get a chance. This is for the Massachusetts legislature. If you live...
A silencing lawsuit →
rattiepuff: Okay. This seriously makes me angry. From the link: We were saddened and disappointed that PRC and Semantic Compaction filed a lawsuit against us, two speech language pathologists who have emphatically supported their mission that “everyone deserves a voice”. We came to terms with their decision and actions over these past few months. We have taken all of the necessary and legal...
22 Twenty-Two Place: Thanks, John →
twentytwo022: I love that my kid’s favorite artist is John Mayer. Whenever a new CD comes out, I get to explain what each song is about. As an Aspie (a child with Asperger’s), it helps him to understand things he’s not really wired inherently to get - emotions and subtlety. But once I explain the song, he… In his own way, I am sure he gets emotion. As an autistic adult, I agree with...
grey room: hate when I hear people say that... →
drownunderwater: I was beat up as a child because I read lexicons and dictionaries while all the others worshipped books about freaking ponies and fairies. I still have nightmares, a deacde later. My mother is denying me any sort of psychiatric treatment because she believes all mental illnesses are for attention… Anyone who calls it bliss is in denial, but there are upsides. Between...
If you followed me since I boarded the Ingvar, thank you and welcome. I would have greeted you individually, but the connection is weak.
help please read this please please PLEASE.
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The intelligence issue highlighted the diversity of the spectrum. Some have suffered from the overvaluation certain skills. For others here, bookishness has been a saving grace. Paired with an encounter I had over the last couple of days, it makes me think. An insistently “mildly” affected person sneered at the ideals of solidarity and community. It is tempting to think of aspie...
I miss my tuba.