Tag Archives: Disability

I might be Autistic: Exploring and accepting my autism

Mo has had a lifetime of experiences that are unique and familiar to autistic people, and now she is committed to healing, accepting her true self, … I might be Autistic: Exploring and accepting my autism

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Archive | ”I Am Autism” Video via Autism Speaks | #AutisticHistory #AutismPropaganda #StopBigAutism

“I Am Autism” video screenshot of a young Autistic playing on a trampoline. This is an Autism Propaganda film produced by Autism Speaks. In September… Archive | ”I Am Autism” Video via Autism Speaks | #AutisticHistory #AutismPropaganda #StopBigAutism

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November 2021 Monthly Roundup!

It’s that time again, just before the winter holidays and all the good food.. so time to do a roundup and see how I’m doing. There will also be some sad news in this one so be warned! I’ve been pretty active this month, but it’s getting back in the habit of working out that’s hard. My weight has stayed

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The Poppy and Veterans

How far has society fallen that after a 100 years the sacred Red Poppy needs to be defended? That’s the state of affairs when I opened social media on Remembrance Day. I had to defend the Red Poppy from white/purple poppies. The Poppy is a trademark of the Royal Canadian Legion as well as The Royal British Legion. It’s illegal

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Monthly Roundup!- October 2021

So I missed doing a monthly roundup for August and September because I just wasn’t that active. It’s hard to admit but, it’s true and because of that I gained a good amount of weight.. sigh. My weight weight went up like 10 pounds in those two months.. so I’m back to logging my food and being more active. I

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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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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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