Nothing sickens me more than people who believe that being Autistic requires intervention. The idea that we have to “improve” an Autistic person’s “skills” is in inherently ableist. Where doesContinue reading “Cure culture and normative attitudes towards Autistic people”
Category Archives: Harmful Cures
My first book “The New Normal” has been published!
I extremely excited to announce that my first solo authored book has been published. The book is called The New Normal: Autistic Musings on the threat of a broken society.Continue reading “My first book “The New Normal” has been published!”
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”
Neuroqueer: Depathologising psychiatric “conditions”
A consideration on how neuroqueer theory can be used to depathologise the field of psychiatry and psychiatric conditions.
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”
ABA: Essentialism in practice
For as long as I have been part of the online Autistic community, we have spoken out against and educated on the topic of the harms of Applied Behavioural AnalysisContinue reading “ABA: Essentialism in practice”
Why requiring Autistic people to be diagnosed is a betrayal of the Neurodiversity movement
It has long been accepted that diagnosis is a privilege that many are not afforded. What is not discussed is how diagnosis itself feeds into the pathology paradigm that hasContinue reading “Why requiring Autistic people to be diagnosed is a betrayal of the Neurodiversity movement”
An open letter to parents of Autistic children regarding Spectrum 10k
Spectrum 10k, what is it? Spectrum 10k is the latest research project to be announced by the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. It is a collaborative effortContinue reading “An open letter to parents of Autistic children regarding Spectrum 10k”
Collective joint statement from Autistic people on Spectrum 10k
To read the full statement (with images) and sign, please click here. Joint statement from Autistic community members, academics, representatives of advocacy organisations, and allies about grave concerns regarding theContinue reading “Collective joint statement from Autistic people on Spectrum 10k”
Dystopia: A story of “Autism Research”
Since autism first entered the zeitgeist, and probably before, research into it has focused largely on what causes it. The reason for this is clear to pretty much the entireContinue reading “Dystopia: A story of “Autism Research””
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