The findings of this study align with experiences in our What I have always been hoping to accomplish is the creation of community.Community is magic. Community is power. Community is resistance.Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-First-Person-Stories-Twenty-First-ebook/dp/B082ZQBL98/ https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-Adapted-Young-Adults-ebook/dp/B08VFT4R9T/... of Neurodivergent, sometimes abbreviated as ND, means having a mind that functions in ways which diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards of “normal.”NEURODIVERSITY: SOME BASIC TERMS & DEFINITIONS Neurodivergent is quite... and The label "disabled" means so much to me. It means I have community. It means I have rights. It means I can be proud. It means I can affirm myself... people, where we When we successfully reframe public discourse, we change the way the public sees the world. We change what counts as common sense. Because language activates frames, new language is required... “The term ‘school refusal’ is linguistically weaponised; it implies intent and choice. It swiftly and subtly frames the child as having taken an active, conscious decision to reject school. This...” as “The term ‘school refusal’ is linguistically weaponised; it implies intent and choice. It swiftly and subtly frames the child as having taken an active, conscious decision to reject school. This...”. Bullying is only a part of the problem.
We elaborate on the problems in “Education Access: We’ve Turned Classrooms Into a Hell for Neurodivergence” and “The Need: Anti-Ableist Space for Human-Centered Learning“.
The number of autistic young people who stop attending mainstream schools appears to be rising.
My research suggests these absent pupils are not rejecting learning but rejecting a setting that makes it impossible for them to learn.
We need to change the circumstances.Walk in My Shoes – The Donaldson Trust
Suicidology update: School closures & Child suicide
These economists *really* analyse the data in technical ways to demonstrate the key point i made way back:
Child suicide dropped tremendously when "school shutdowns highest," & increased when schools opened
People who follow me are used to this data, of course, but they ran it statistically to correspond at the county level to foot traffic, school foot traffic, seasonality, and in a number of covariates like race and method.
they posit a bullying/school stress hypothesis
The net effect until the last possible month we can measure (May 2022)?
Originally tweeted by Tyler Black, MD (@tylerblack32) on December 26, 2022.
- have not increased since the pandemic
- decreased sharply during the period of strongest school closures
- are strongly associated with school attendance