Category Archives: Disability

Blind and Autistic: How Dueling Disabilities Makes Me a Bridge

When people interact with me for the first time, they know that I am Blind. Maybe because it’s quite obvious that I have uncontrollable eye movement;… Blind and Autistic: How Dueling Disabilities Makes Me a Bridge

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Confidentiality of Diagnostic Paperwork

This oddly enough comes up a lot especially in advocate spaces. There is always some misguided person demanding to see the diagnostic paperwork from an advocate in order to prove that they are autistic. However they have NO legal right to it as it’s protected under the law. However even when someone has NO legal right to the information, people

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How CBC News Failed Autistics

So I woke up this morning checking my social media sites and when I came across on Autism article. I of course clicked on CBC’s news article thinking that it would be interesting.. instead what I found was an article full of misinformation. There is a notable lack of Autistic voices in the article. (Article linked at the bottom of

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CalmCare: A Company That Became Inclusive

BIG NEWS!!! CalmWear has changed and it’s now CalmCare. This isn’t just a change of name though as they have also decided to become more inclusive and listen to Autistic voices which is just awesome! They now sponsor Autistic Inclusive Meets (AIM) which is a huge step for them. This shows a lot of growth from the company to acknowledge

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We support the NDP’s Kemal Ahmed: Harassment against Mr. Ahmed and his campaign team is racist and anti-democratic

August 25, 2021. When New Democratic Party candidate Kemal Ahmed posted on social media about Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), he could not have … We support the NDP’s Kemal Ahmed: Harassment against Mr. Ahmed and his campaign team is racist and anti-democratic

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On Using NonSpeaking, Minimally Speaking, Or Unreliably Speaking Over “Non-Verbal”: NonSpeakers Weigh In

“I prefer nonspeaking as I understand all language. Non-verbal suggests I don’t understand language and doesn’t represent how I love language.” On Using NonSpeaking, Minimally Speaking, Or Unreliably Speaking Over “Non-Verbal”: NonSpeakers Weigh In

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US court overturns FDA’s ban on shock torture of autistic and intellectually disabled students: Our statement

July 10, 2021 Autistics for Autistics is united with other disability rights groups in condemning the July 6 ruling by the US District of Columbia’s … US court overturns FDA’s ban on shock torture of autistic and intellectually disabled students: Our statement

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Weekly Roundup!

It’s time for another weekly roundup! It’s been an interesting week as the mask requirements has been lifted in some places while still be required in others. I’m going to admit that I love being maskless in stores but then I’m fully vaccinated so there is less risk for me. More importantly though the pool has opened up again which

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Justice for Xavier Hernandez: Texas School Still Practicing Illegal Restraints after Killing Young Autistic Man

After killing a young autistic man with a deadly restraint, a bystander films employees from the same school casually performing brutal restraints on… Justice for Xavier Hernandez: Texas School Still Practicing Illegal Restraints after Killing Young Autistic Man

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In Chadwick Boseman Disabled Black Kids Got Their Superhero, The Tragedy Is We Didn’t Get To Know Him As Such

When I was about 7 or eight years old, I wanted to be a ballerina and actress. Bad. I would spin around our living room on my hands and knees and was… In Chadwick Boseman Disabled Black Kids Got Their Superhero, The Tragedy Is We Didn’t Get To Know Him As Such

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Cyber Bullying and Social Media

Here’s the thing, even if they post your name, city and where you work.. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter will not take the posts down. They can call you names like stalker when what you’re doing is only fact checking them. This is what is happening to me right now. Connie Manning CEO/Director of CalmWear has stalked and harassed me. She

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Weekly and Monthly Roundup!

So this month has been a little.. well let’s say frustrating. It was Autism Awareness Month which brought up a whole other can of worms with it. As people that have been following along on the blog, or the Facebook page will have noticed that I was threatened, and bullied quite a bit. That was a lot to handle but

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