Challenge the norm and change the narrative by reframing.
You think you know me? No, you don't know me Don't fence me in, I wanna be big I wanna be part of everyone and everything No fence around me No, you can't limit me I'm in-between, your set of rules Don't even come close to applying to me Bah! binaries It's all make believe I wanna be part of everyone and everything --Dont' Fence Me In
We reframe to live proudly.
We reframe to be our real selves.
We reframe to build community.
ANI launched its online list, ANI-L, in 1994. Like a specialized ecological niche, ANI-L had acted as an incubator for Autistic culture, accelerating its evolution. In 1996, a computer programmer in the Netherlands named Martijn Dekker set up a list called Independent Living on the Autism Spectrum, or InLv. People with dyslexia, ADHD, dyscalculia, and a myriad of other conditions (christened “cousins” in the early days of ANI) were also welcome to join the list. InLv was another nutrient-rich tide pool that accelerated the evolution of autistic culture. The collective ethos of InLv, said writer and list member Harvey Blume in the New York Times in 1997, was “neurological pluralism.” He was the first mainstream journalist to pick up on the significance of online communities for people with neurological differences. “The impact of the Internet on autistics,” Blume predicted, “may one day be compared in magnitude to the spread of sign language among the deaf.”The neurodiversity movement: Autism is a minority group. NeuroTribes excerpt.
Autistic kids need access to autistic communities. They need access to autistic mentors. They need to know that the problems they go through are actually common for many of us! They need to know they are not alone. They need to know that they matter and peopleAutisticSciencePerson
careabout them. They need to see autistic adults out in the world being accommodated and understood and respected. They need to learn how to understand their own alexithymia and their own emotions. They need to be able to recognize themselves in others. They need to be able to breathe.
We reframe to find our people.
Until one day… you find a whole world of people who understand.
The internet has allowed autistic people- who might be shut in their homes, unable to speak aloud, or unable to travel independently- to mingle with each other, share experiences, and talk about our lives to people who feel the same way.
We were no longer alone.7 Cool Aspects of Autistic Culture » NeuroClastic
Did you ever feel
Like you don’t quite belong
Just hold on
And go find your people
Find your people
Opening doors has become my calling
Welcome to this houseAll Hail Open Doors by Swamburger and Scarlet Monk of Mugs and Pockets
Are you awake or are you sleeping? Are you afraid? We've been waiting for this meeting We have come here for you, and we're coming in peace Mothership will take you on higher, higher This world you live in is not a place for someone like you Come on, let us take you home It's time to go, you are infected Come as you are, don't be scared of us, you'll be protected (Protected, protected) I guess you are a different kind of human I guess you are a different kind of human Omega hai foleet, Omega hai foleet There is a flaw in man-made matters But you are pure, and we have to get you out of here --A Different Kind of Human by AURORA
Don’t be scared; you’re okay. You can come with us, and you’ll be safe.AURORA on Twitter: “Track number 8: A Different Kind Of Human.”
We reframe to demonstrate agency.
Welcome to our nutrient-rich tide pool of like-minded misfits, with loud hands.
Reframe with us.
Stimpunks combines “stimming” + “punks” to evoke open and proud stimming, resistance to neurotypicalization, and the DIY culture of punk, disabled, and neurodivergent communities. Instead of hiding our stims, we bring them to the front.
The First Rule of Punk: Be Yourself
Our Second Rule of Punk: Reframe
When we reframe, we perceive others such that they too can be themselves.
When we reframe, we stop silencing ourselves and others.
I have loud hands. I must, since I use my hands to communicate. I type what I want to say. But that’s not the only reason why I have loud hands. It is because I finally learned that I cannot be silenced, I will not be silenced.Loud Hands: I Speak Up With My Fingers
Selling yourself short tames the vision How you're depicted can change the sentence Innocent by Swamburger
When we reframe, we enable ecologies of care.
Those who are the most sensitive and traumatised and have not lost the ability to extend trust constitute an enormously rich and diverse repository of insights and hold many of the keys needed for co-creating ecologies of care.Autistic people – The cultural immune system of human societies – YouTube
Reframing purposefully centers the edges.
Because design is tested at the edges, and we are the original life hackers.
We design from the edges to co-create ecologies of care.
The most important message I got from punk, was the DIY ethos. The DIY ethic. It’s inherently part of surviving.Don Letts, SHOWstudio: Stussy – Talking Punk with Don Letts and John Ingham
Reframing is self-care and social change.
Punk rock is a living thing.
It’s about turning problems into assets.Don Letts, Rebel Dread
🎶🌈 It Take a Joyful Sound: New Wave, New Phrase, Neurodiversity
It take a joyful sound To make a world go around Come with your heart and soul Come on come and rock your boat
New wave, new phrase New wave, new craze It take a joyful sound To make a world go around Come with your heart and soul Come on come and rock your boat Because it's a punky reggae party And it's tonight It's a punky reggae party And it's alright Rejected by society (do re mi fa) Treated with impunity (so la te do) Protected by my dignity (do re mi fa) I search for reality (So La te Do) --Punky Reggae Party by Bob Marley & The Wailers
New wave, new phrase
New wave, new craze
What Neurodiversity Means to Me
Neurodiversity, to me, means both a fabulous celebration of all kinds of individual minds, and a serious, holistic acknowledgment of the necessity of diversity in order for society to survive, thrive, and innovate. It means identity, belonging, and community. It means I am not broken, not alone, and neither are my siblings standing with me beneath that huge, multi-colored neurodiversity umbrella: we the autistic, the mad, the weirdly-wired, the queer, the crippled, and the labeled with neurodivergent diagnoses like flowers that glorify our beautiful bodies and minds.Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement: Stories from the Frontline
Neurodiversity is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation.
It take a joyful sound. Reframe.
This here music mash up the nation
This here music cause a sensation
This here music mash up the nation This here music cause a sensation Tell your mamamama, tell your papapapa Everything's gonna be all right Can't you feel it? Don't ignore it Everything is gonna be alright I said revolution rock Revolution rock Yeah so, get that cheese grater going Against the grains Wearin' me down Pressure increase Everybody! --Revolution Rock by The Clash
Learn more about us and how we reframe for care and build niche communities after some art and happy flappy stimmy joy.
Time keeps slipping, I'm left gripping my covers at night. Feeling childish, In her wildest dreams, she would never imagine this life. When you jump you should expect to fall but, It shouldn't stop you, we were all meant to be cut short. I'm awfully scared, but I'm excited too, Don't know about you but I, I wanna see this through. It would be easier not to express, I could hide all my troubles away. Worried and hurried, I try my best but my best is the worst some days. When you jump you should expect to fall but, It shouldn't stop you, we were all meant to be cut short. I'm awfully scared, but I'm excited too, Don't know about you but I, I wanna see this through. Wouldn't it be nice to believe in yourself? Wouldn't it be nice to believe in yourself? Wouldn't it be nice to believe in yourself? Wouldn't it be nice to believe?
Get Happy Flappy
Enjoy some art, music, and stim dancing on the next page.