As you may remember from last year, Spectrum 10k was the project that “definitely wouldn’t be used for eugenics” but had involvement from people with links to (you guessed it)Continue reading “Spectrum 10k is back, and now they want to exploit you”
Category Archives: Autistic Rights
Neuroqueer: Dismantling our internalised ableism
This article was co-authored by David Gray-Hammond and Katie Munday Trigger Warning: This article contains references to systemic and structural oppression, multiple marginalisation, and negative wellbeing and identity. Ableism isContinue reading “Neuroqueer: Dismantling our internalised ableism”
Has TikTok become a modern day version of the freak show?
I’m not a curiosity that exists for your entertainment. I’m a human being.
Social constructivism and the making of ethical decisions in Autistic lives
TRIGGER WARNING: Mention of Do Not Resuscitate directives and the pandemic Autistic people are subject to countless rules that are seemingly arbitrary in nature while having a huge impact onContinue reading “Social constructivism and the making of ethical decisions in Autistic lives”
Ben Nelson-Roux and Chris Nota: Two tragic tales of systemic failings
This article was Co-Authored by Tanya Adkin and David Gray-Hammond Trigger Warning: Death, drug and alcohol use, suicide, systemic failure, mental health crisis, inpatient psychiatric care. The 13th of SeptemberContinue reading “Ben Nelson-Roux and Chris Nota: Two tragic tales of systemic failings”
Autism, diagnosis, identity, and culture
For a long time now, we have heard the phrase “If you have met one Autistic person, you have met one Autistic person”. This saying is an oversimplification of theContinue reading “Autism, diagnosis, identity, and culture”
“Why are you so quiet?” Autistic voices and the fight to be heard
Society is built upon a surprising number of rules that, when fully considered, seem rather arbitrary. In actual fact, societies rules are not arbitrary at all. They are deliberately designedContinue reading ““Why are you so quiet?” Autistic voices and the fight to be heard”
The tin can conundrum: the problem with “labels”
What is the tin can conundrum? If autism isn’t a label, what is it? is diagnosis necessary? this article aims to answer these questions, and considers the nature of our current system and the structural oppression of neurodivergent people.
Neuroqueer: An introduction to theory
This article was Co-Authored by David Gray-Hammond, Katie Munday, and Tanya Adkin The emergence and popularisation of Neuroqueer theory in the contemporary disability rights discourse and Autistic rights movement representsContinue reading “Neuroqueer: An introduction to theory”
Autism “cure” culture and normative violence
TRIGGER WARNING: This article contains detailed discussion of harmful “cures”. It also mentions ABA, MMS, Chelation, and has in depth discussion around normative society and the murder of Autistic people.Continue reading “Autism “cure” culture and normative violence”
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