The only way ABA knows how to “train” a child, to “motivate” them..is to negate their needs or take away their joy.
Understanding Non-Autistic Social Skills
How do non-autistic people process social cues like body language and eye contact? This may help answer that question.
10 Tips for Parents New to Autism
Here are 10 tips for anyone who is new to understanding autism and autistic people.
Why Social Skills Training Does Not Help Autistic People
Here's the main reason why "social skills training" makes no sense to me: There is no neurotypical formula for social interaction.
Autistic Unmasking: How to Unlearn Trauma Responses
I've written about masking and sensory pain a lot. But there are still things I notice even years after recognizing that I'm autistic. Masking is Subconscious and Pervasive I've been wearing headphones around my neck everytime I go out, even just for in person meetings inside. Recently I was early for a meeting, someone came … Continue reading Autistic Unmasking: How to Unlearn Trauma Responses
Autistic Burnout Is More Than Burnout
I think I just realized why autistic burnout is so bad. When autistic people reach their limits, they continue because they know they have to continue to be considered valuable.
Sensory Sensitivities Are Not Preferences, They’re Needs
I have a request for non-autistic people, and anyone who does not experience sensory sensitivities: Treat sensory sensitivities as disabilities and accommodate them as you would for any other person who is pain. Believe Them.
I explain why it can be so hard to do hygiene tasks, like brushing teeth or showering, as an autistic person.
Yes, It Really Is Legal to Electrically Shock Disabled Children in The US as Punishment #StopTheShock
Please help #StopTheShock - It is legal in the US to shock disabled people right now at the Judge Rotenberg Center. This is not okay.
Be Honest: Autistic vs Neurotypical Honesty
I’ve learned a lot recently after asking allistic people on twitter what they truly want to hear from other people when allistic people say “be honest.” Most of them want a very specific “type” of honesty. At least, neurotypical people may consider this honesty.