Biting the Hand That Feeds Us!

I have written a letter I plan to send to some local politicians.  To understand it Centrelink is our Social Security benefits agency, and NDIA is a new system for funding disabled people.  Autism is impossible to explain. Just a note I have met one person that defrauded Social Security; he was probably a Sociopath,Continue reading “Biting the Hand That Feeds Us!”

The cognitive dissonance of “person-first” references to #autistic people

Originally posted on Autistic Ultra:
What you call us matters. Please choose your words mindfully. There seems to be a persistent tendency for people to use “person-first” references to autistic people. That’s unfortunate. I’m sure the intention is to affirm the humanity of the person (separate from the disorder/condition), which I suppose is noble in…

Autism, Neurodiversity, Do We Need A New Language?

Autism Spectrum Disorder is the name applied to individuals who have a particular neurological difference and myriad related symptoms.  At the core neurodiversity; having a wide variety of different ways of thinking, is good for the entire world.  Every person born with or without Autism has the potential to enrich his or her community.  AlternateContinue reading “Autism, Neurodiversity, Do We Need A New Language?”

In the Spirit of Spreading the Message

First to all my caring followers I am absolutely fine, and so is the rest of the family.  But I think its important to disseminate information about autism including subjective experiences.  One day a really smart person will collect all these little tidbits and who knows what will & won’t be useful in the finalContinue reading “In the Spirit of Spreading the Message”

Neurodiversity & Other Disability Activism Scares Me

Every human being wants dignity, I get that.  I’d love a bit of dignity, but not at any price. I don’t know about anyone else on the Autism Spectrum but I know what will happen to me if I stop being supported by the state, I would die; suicide, starvation, victim of crime, I don’tContinue reading “Neurodiversity & Other Disability Activism Scares Me”