Ableism

A system that places value on people’s bodies and minds based on societally constructed ideas of normalityNormal was created, not discovered, by flawed, eccentric, self-interested, racist, ableist, homophobic, sexist humans. Normal is a statistical fiction, nothing less. Knowing this is the first step toward reclaiming your, intelligence, excellence, desirability, and productivity. These constructed ideas areContinue reading “Ableism”

Acceptance

AcceptanceAcceptance means training mental health service providers to look at autism and other disabilities as a part of a person’s identity, rather than a problem that needs to be fixed. Acceptance means training mental health service providers to look at autism and other disabilities as a part of a person’s identity, rather than a problem that needsContinue reading “Acceptance”

Access Intimacy

Access intimacyAccess intimacy is that elusive, hard to describe feeling when someone else “gets” your access needs. The kind of eerie comfort that your disabled self feels with someone on a is that elusive, hard to describe feeling when someone else “gets” your access needs. The kind of eerie comfort that your disabledThe label “disabled”Continue reading “Access Intimacy”

Accommodation

AccommodationAccommodation is fundamentally about not changing the person but changing the environment around the person.Normal Sucks: Author Jonathan Mooney on How Schools Fail Kids with Learning Differences Yet on a programmatic is fundamentally about not changing the person but changing the environment around the person. Normal Sucks: Author Jonathan Mooney on How Schools Fail Kids withContinue reading “Accommodation”

Addiction

 If addiction If addiction is like misguided love, then compassion is a far better approach than punishment.Can You Get Over an Addiction? – The New York Times In her book Unbroken Brain, is like misguided love, then compassionCompassion Isn’t CoddlingPeople often mistake compassion for “being nice,” but it’s not.The point of compassion isn’t to soften badContinue reading “Addiction”

Advice Process

Almost all Teal organizations use, in one form or another, what an early practitioner (AES) called the “advice processAlmost all Teal organizations use, in one form or another, what an early practitioner (AES) called the “advice process.” It comes in many forms, but the essence is consistent: any.” It comes in many forms, but theContinue reading “Advice Process”

Alexithymia

AlexithymiaAlexithymia (also called emotional blindness) is a condition where you have challenges identifying and describing emotions in the self. Essentially, alexithymia is a difference in emotion processing.The alexithymia & autism guide (also called emotional blindness) is a condition where you have challenges identifying and describing emotionsJustice, equality, fairness, mercy, longsuffering, Work, Passion, knowledge, and above all else,Continue reading “Alexithymia”

Alien

I believe all persons with 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 need the opportunity to become friends with other AutisticAutistic ways of being are human neurological variants that can not be understood without theContinue reading “Alien”

Alt Text

Alt textAlt text is a written description of an image posted online. Alt text can also be added to images embedded in digital documents (PDFs, Word documents, Google docs, presentations, etc).Alt is a written description of an image posted online. Alt text can also be added to images embedded in digital documents (PDFs, Word documents,Continue reading “Alt Text”

Americans with Disabilities Act

In 1990, the ADAIn 1990, the ADA, which today remains the cornerstone of disability civil rights law in the United States, established four goals for disabled Americans: equal opportunity, independent living, full participation,, which today remains the cornerstone of disability civil rights law in the United States, established four goals for disabledThe label “disabled” meansContinue reading “Americans with Disabilities Act”

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