Creating Autistic Suffering: Is there a role for social care in the lives of disabled children?

This article was co-authored by David Gray-Hammond and Tanya Adkin The NHS defines the role of social care as being; “…about providing physical, emotional and social support to help peopleContinue reading “Creating Autistic Suffering: Is there a role for social care in the lives of disabled children?”

Neuroqueering religion and the liberation of human spirituality

When considering normative violence and the oppression of marginalised people, there are no greater perpetrators than the Christian Church. Allow me to put this in perspective. My mother is aContinue reading “Neuroqueering religion and the liberation of human spirituality”

Neuroqueer theory and the advent of social DEcontructivism

Neuroqueer theory is the idea that one can subvert normality by expressing and embodying the Self in ways that break free from the constraints of colonial society. It is aContinue reading “Neuroqueer theory and the advent of social DEcontructivism”

Why is getting diagnosed with autism so difficult?

The Autistic community has written at length about why getting a diagnosis is so hard, especially with regards to those at particular intersections of experience. I myself have spoken aboutContinue reading “Why is getting diagnosed with autism so difficult?”

Five things I want parents of neurodivergent children to know

It can be very difficult to wrap your head around neurodiversity when you have spent your life being taught that any deviation from the status quo is a disorder. It’sContinue reading “Five things I want parents of neurodivergent children to know”

Neuroqueering and the Autistic expression of pain

Neuroqueering is a liberational practice. It allows the person to express themselves authentically. But what if authentic expression of Self could cost you your life? What if the people observingContinue reading “Neuroqueering and the Autistic expression of pain”

What purpose does the concept of mental “illness” serve?

As a Schizophrenic person, I see many talk about me as being mentally “ill” and in need of medicine. I do take medication, but for me, medication usage is similarContinue reading “What purpose does the concept of mental “illness” serve?”

(Mis)perceptions of reality: Autism, psychosis, and my quest for objective truth

A brief venture into the questions that being Autistic and psychotic have raised for me, ending with the only thing i knownto be true.

Neuroqueer: Authentic embodiment of mental health

This article was Co-Authored by David Gray-Hammond and Katie Munday Trigger Warning: Discussion of mental health It is a surprisingly contentious discussion to have, but the neurodiversity paradigm does notContinue reading “Neuroqueer: Authentic embodiment of mental health”

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”