Lost In Translation: Ways in Which Neurodivergent and Neurotypical Social Languages Differ

We the neurodivergent are genetically different. We experience the world through a hypersensitive nervous system which informs every aspect of our thinking, our behavior, and our social values. The dominant social group labels our way of being in the world as disordered because they don’t understand us. Even though they don’t understand, the dominant cultureContinue reading “Lost In Translation: Ways in Which Neurodivergent and Neurotypical Social Languages Differ”

Missed in Childhood: Nearly All Autistic and ADHD Women

Our results indicate that there may be a substantial group of patients with ASD and other NDDs that are missed in childhood.  Neurodevelopmental disorders and comorbidity in young adults attending a psychiatric outpatient clinic – ScienceDirect Almost two thirds (63%) of the study group met criteria for ADHD or ASD. Most of the patients withContinue reading “Missed in Childhood: Nearly All Autistic and ADHD Women”

May 2022, so far, at Stimpunks: New Pages for the Website

We started a Research page that opens with a spicy assessment of the status quo of autism studies, “Facts, Fire, and Feels: Research-Storytelling from the Edges“. We started an Access page. There’s a subpage dedicated to Healthcare Access. There’s a subpage dedicated to Education Access. There’s a page for Interaction Access. And there’s a pageContinue reading “May 2022, so far, at Stimpunks: New Pages for the Website”

Vendetta Music Fest (and everyone else) vs. Our Loved People: They’re Promoting and Funding Ableism in Our Name

You can’t have our neurodivergent art while advocating to eliminate neurodivergent people. We can’t keep Austin weird by eliminating weird from society and the gene pool. We must combat ableism throughout the SxSW and Austin communities. It’s hard to enjoy the party when people keep fundraising for your abuse and thanking themselves for abusing you.Continue reading “Vendetta Music Fest (and everyone else) vs. Our Loved People: They’re Promoting and Funding Ableism in Our Name”

Stimpunks and Vancerts Presents: The Bobby Lees and Forty Feet Tall

The music of The Bobby Lees resonates with my neurodivergent life and neurology. I love this band so much. When Stimpunks got the chance to help secure a venue for them during SxSW, we jumped at it. Thanks, Vancerts, for including us. Thanks, Cryptic Creative, for the connection. Friday, March 18, 1-5PM Halcyon Coffee, Bar,Continue reading “Stimpunks and Vancerts Presents: The Bobby Lees and Forty Feet Tall”

Graph of an Autistic Heart Confronting Injustice

“Being autistic has always given me a strong sense of justice and fairness, and a burning drive to do the right thing and to fight for it, even when it seems like struggling against the weight of the world. This seems very related to my extreme empathy, which is also tied to my experience ofContinue reading “Graph of an Autistic Heart Confronting Injustice”

The Benevolence of Surrender: Connected, Trusting Relationships

I’m rewatching The Benevolence of Surrender, reflecting on Swamburger’s words: Let’s make it personal.You have to know the person, and that person has to believe in you. Here are related quotes on autistic ways of developing trust: Autists conceptualise the world in terms of trusted relationships with unique people… Source: The beauty of collaboration atContinue reading “The Benevolence of Surrender: Connected, Trusting Relationships”

🫀 We’re Presenting: Conference to Restore Humanity

DIY at the Edges: Surviving the Bipartisanship of Behaviorism by Rolling Our Own To be hosted by Ryan Boren, Inna Boren, Chelsea Adams, & Kristina Daniele of Stimpunks. Stimpunks combine “stimming” with “punks” to advocate for neurodiversity and push back against systems that restrict our humanity and harm our unique identities.  Behaviorism is dead. DespiteContinue reading “🫀 We’re Presenting: Conference to Restore Humanity”

Stop, Hammer Time: It’s not Science vs Philosophy … It’s Science + Philosophy. When you measure include the measurer.

It’s not Science vs Philosophy … It’s Science + Philosophy. When you measure include the measurer. MC Hammer I would insist on the embodied nature of all vision and so reclaim the sensory system that has been used to signify a leap out of the marked body and into a conquering gaze from nowhere. ThisContinue reading “Stop, Hammer Time: It’s not Science vs Philosophy … It’s Science + Philosophy. When you measure include the measurer.”

Additions to Our Philosophy on Tech Ethics, Algorithmic Oppression, Power, Accommodations, Accessibility, Care, Inclusion, Diagnosis, and Reframing

Our philosophy page collects quotes we steer by. They are compasses and stars that align us on our mission. We recently added quotes on tech ethics, algorithmic oppression, power, accommodations, accessibility, care, inclusion, diagnosis, and reframing. The accommodations for natural human variation should be mutual. Affordability is a part of accessibility. We need a countercultureContinue reading “Additions to Our Philosophy on Tech Ethics, Algorithmic Oppression, Power, Accommodations, Accessibility, Care, Inclusion, Diagnosis, and Reframing”

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