When we consider power dynamics, we often consider our external environment and how power flows through the various parts of society, and where privilege is afforded by that power. WhileContinue reading “Power dynamics and mental health: Neurofuturist discourse of mental health”
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Autism and ADHD: The myth of co-occurring conditions
It’s a very poorly kept secret that many people who are given a diagnosis of autism also meet the criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD. One could be forgiven forContinue reading “Autism and ADHD: The myth of co-occurring conditions”
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?”
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?”
Shifting the paradigm on world autism day
April 2nd. It’s a day that so many of us dread. For as long as “world autism day” has existed, it is a day where (much like every other day)Continue reading “Shifting the paradigm on world autism day”
Neurostandardisation: considering the oppression of neurodivergent individuals
For quite some time now, the neurodiversity movement has spoken about the harmfulness of behavioural techniques. These techniques are used to prevent the outward indications of the Autistic neurotype. TheyContinue reading “Neurostandardisation: considering the oppression of neurodivergent individuals”
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”
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