Today I read an article in The Sun. For those not in the know, this is a trash newspaper in the UK. For reference, when my wife was studying her degree, the only source for something she using in her dissertation she could find came from The Sun. She isn’t from the UK. So she … Continue reading Neurotypical hate Autism. Makes National News. →
You will have seen on this blog me stating the case for making reasonable adjustments to the workplace for Autistic people. But today when I was researching stories for the blog, I came across one whose headline ran: “Disney wins lawsuit over mother of Autistic child.” I’m not a fan of Disney. Mainly because I … Continue reading John Cena with the Autism Adjustment! →
My dog is fascinated by three adverts on TV at the moment. One is for Pedigree Jumbones. She’s a dog, what did you expect? However, she is fascinated by the RSPCA advert, and The Donkey Sanctuary adverts. She sits and watches them absolutely transfixed. And since we live in the forest, she knows what a … Continue reading Let’s Abuse Autistic People: Episode 458 →
I have noticed a worrying trend lately. People trying to turn Autistic people into a “market”. Late last year there was a conference which at first glance seemed like it was for Autistic people. It wasn’t. It was for people who are selling services and products to Autistic people or their caregivers. One talk was … Continue reading Autistics For Sale →
I’ve written about how I have absolutely loved lockdown. I think we should make it a yearly event. Maybe just a couple of weeks. Maybe instead of bank holidays. Panic buying wouldn’t be a thing, because we would know when it was happening and for how long. But people have shown they won’t follow the … Continue reading Autistic Reopening →
Tyler Leech is an Autism advocate. Like me. He has autism. Like me. He was driving in an area where a rock concert was going on and there were a lot of police around (because of course, even though rock and metal fans at concerts are often incredibly well behaved, stereotypes are a thing) He … Continue reading Scared, Intimidated And Autistic →
I have had issues with the Lockdown. Actually, I’m still having issues with the Lockdown. Firstly, Neurotypical people – the rules were not hard. Stay Home unless you need to buy food/essentials/little luxuaries. Not have your boyfriend over to visit. Not have your kid’s grandparents over to visit because they miss their grandkids. Not have … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Go Back To Normality →
I didn’t know today was Autism Pride Day. In part that is because I didn’t know that there was such a thing as Autism Pride Day. I’m really glad that there is though. But I do have a problem with it. As I did my usual research for this blog, which is a custom Google … Continue reading Autism Pride Day 2020 →
People tell me “Oh, but it’s okay for you to advocate for Autistic people, you’re higher functioning! You’ve got it easier than non verbal Autistics!” This annoys me. By that definition, my dog is a non verbal Autistic person. She has wants and desires. Even if they are mostly to do with her pork chew. … Continue reading My Dog Is Autistic →
Before each post, I go looking for Autism in the news in the last 24 hours. I have never had to go further than the first page. I rarely need to scroll. Normally I’ll see something that either makes me want to hit my head on the desk or straight up exclaim “WTF?” Today was … Continue reading Take a deep breath, relax, and say with me “Autism Is Not A Bad Thing” →
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