I’m just going to relate something that happened to me today. I’ll warn you now that I describe self-harm. Read more
Earlier this year a research paper was published that reports shocking rates of Post-Traumatic Stress and mental health problems among autistic people who have undergone ABA. Read more
There’s a recurring pattern that can be seen in countless organisations and government committees that have a focus on autism. Being autistic myself I’m fairly adept at recognising patterns, but this is one I wish I didn’t keep seeing. Read more
So we have conservative pundit George Will in Newsweek calling Trump “Socially Autistic” to describe his total lack of empathy or compassion. No. Just no. Read more
This is based on a presentation I gave to colleagues where I work today titled Understanding Autism. Although not a transcript, the text here is based on my detailed speaker’s notes. Read more
Growing up autistic you get used to being told, “Don’t do that!” So what a relief when you get past all that, find other autistic folks, and finally get to be yourself! Am I right?
Except… Read more
A couple of weeks ago, on and around August 10th there was yet another long-running argument being conducted on Twitter between anti-vaccine supporters on the one hand and autistic advocates on the other. Read more