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

You can’t have our neurodivergentNeurodivergent, sometimes abbreviated as ND, means having a mind that functions in ways which diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards of “normal.”Neurodivergent is quite a broad term. Neurodivergence (the state of being… More art while advocating to eliminate neurodivergent people. We can’t keep Austin weird by eliminating weird from society and the geneContinue reading “Vendetta Music Fest (and everyone else) vs. Our Loved People: They’re Promoting and Funding Ableism in Our Name”

Graph of an Autistic Heart Confronting Injustice

“Being autisticAutistic ways of being are human neurological variants that can not be understood without the social model of disability.If you are wondering whether you are Autistic, spend time amongst Autistic people, online and offline.  If… More has always given me a strong sense of justice and fairness, and a burning drive to do the right thing and to fightContinue 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 autisticAutistic ways of being are human neurological variants that can not be understood without the social model of disability.If you are wondering whether you are Autistic,Continue 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 neurodiversityNeurodiversity is the diversity of human minds, the infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within our species.NEURODIVERSITY: SOME BASIC TERMS &Continue 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”

Stimpunks in a Minute

Stimpunks Foundation challenges the typical approach to helping people who are neurodivergentNeurodivergent, sometimes abbreviated as ND, means having a mind that functions in ways which diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards of “normal.”Neurodivergent is quite a broad term. Neurodivergence (the state of being… More or disabledThe label “disabled” means so much to me. It means I haveContinue reading “Stimpunks in a Minute”

Additions to Our Philosophy on Trauma, Hyper-punitive Cultures, Moving Carefully, Building With, Community, Health, and Writing

We steer by the collected phrases on our Philosophy page. They are compasses and stars that align us on our mission. Here are the most recent additions to our philosophy. We accompanied them with a design refresh, breaking out the sections of the philosophy more clearly. Check out the new look over on the PhilosophyContinue reading “Additions to Our Philosophy on Trauma, Hyper-punitive Cultures, Moving Carefully, Building With, Community, Health, and Writing”

The Music of Stimpunks: A Public Service Announcement… with Guitar

We placed songs from our “Chronic Neurodivergent Depressed Queer Punk” and “Pluralism Rocks” playlists throughout stimpunks.org, tying them into our advocacy. They collectively serve as a Public Service Announcement, with guitar. The music: Spare Me From the Mold by Gossip Neurodivergent by Rabbit Junk Standing in the Way of Control by Gossip Keep On Livin’Continue reading “The Music of Stimpunks: A Public Service Announcement… with Guitar”

Autism in Care Settings: Managing Sensory Load

Ann Memmott’s piece on “Useful New Autism Info for Care Settings” lists four great resources on accommodating autismAutistic ways of being are human neurological variants that can not be understood without the social model of disability.If you are wondering whether you are Autistic, spend time amongst Autistic people, online and offline.  If… More in care settings, including two of ourContinue reading “Autism in Care Settings: Managing Sensory Load”

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