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Tech Workers: Is Autistic Conversion Therapy, ABA, in Your Company’s Ad Stock?

We autistic people helped build these tech platforms and companies and the collaboration cultures they run on. Is ABA, autistic conversion therapy, in the ad stock at the companies and platforms we poured our lives into? ABA ads are everywhere. YouTube videos that we embed on pages warning about ABA have ABA ads on them. It’s a systemic problem …
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Autigender and Neuroqueer: Two Words on the Relationship Between Autism and Gender That Fit Me

Autigender and Neuroqueer: Two Words on the Relationship Between Autism and Gender That Fit Me
These two words helped me figure myself out more. Passing them along. Table of ContentsAutigenderNeuroqueerComing to TermsNeurodiversity and Gender Autigender Autigender is not explicitly saying that "My gender is autism" - it's not about saying you are a boy, girl, enby, autism, whatever. It's about your relationship with your gender. Specifically, gender is a social construct. The primary deficit of …

Stimpunks Community Programming: We Need Your Input Dripping Springs, Wimberley, and Austin

Stimpunks Foundation serves neurodivergent and disabled people unserved by public and private schools. Via equity, access, empathy, and inclusivity, we build community learning space respectful of all types of bodyminds. We create anti-ableist space for passion-based, human-centered learning compatible with neurodiversity and the social model of disability. We create space for those most ill-served by "empty pedagogy, behaviorism, and the …
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Reframe Disability and Difference with Stimpunks

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Reframe these states of being that have been labelled deficiencies or pathologies as human differences.Normal Sucks: Author Jonathan Mooney on How Schools Fail Kids with Learning Differences Not having the vocabulary to describe yourself and your loved ones is a tragedy. Our story of reframing disability and difference starts on our front page and continues via the “Continue” button at …

R-word and Genius: Situationally Mute Hyperlexic Autistic

When I was a kid, school didn’t know I could read because I wouldn’t read aloud. Situational mutism and exposure anxiety locked my lips. One day, in a quiet corner with a semblance of psychological safety, I quietly, in a whisper, read a book cover to cover to my teacher and said, “Can I go now?” I’m hyperlexic. And autistic. …
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