Tagged: self-esteem

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Preparing for the Future

CW: ABA, Pseudoscience I want to address the autistic community today. Not allies.. Not the parent community. Just the autistic people who believe in autism acceptance.. neurodiversity principles… the social model of disability. I’ve been...

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Tokenism Hurts Everyone

It was 5-6 years ago when I got a phone call from someone. They were discussing the merits of “working from the inside” to change an organization. At the time, I just felt frustrated because...

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Please Use the Side Entrance

Let’s talk about middle school. Let’s talk about Daniel’s upcoming middle school. Let’s talk about arguments I’ve heard that support Daniel’s upcoming middle school. Let’s talk about how you can tell the pervasive paradigm of...

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Did you know….

Did you know… ….tomorrow starts Autism “Awareness” month? ….Wednesday is World Autism Awareness Day? ….that the messages that came out of last week’s prevalence rates are damaging to Autistic people? ….that the messages that will...

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“Because I’m stupid?”

Tomorrow is the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (and my birthday). We are also celebrating the 5 year anniversary of the ADA Amendments Act which was particularly important for the Autistic community....

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On Being Disabled

This is an emotional subject for me. I don’t typically like to think about it as it hurts. In my nearly 28 yrs living, or the 10 years since graduating from high school. I have...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I’d like to say Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers. For those that don’t have Thanksgiving, I’d still like to extend to you an invitation to celebrate it. Thanksgiving, I feel, is a very...