Profiting from Misery: When Autism Researchers Disregard Harms

Attention to adverse outcomes was absent in almost all studies and inadequate in the remaining few: 139 (93%) did not even mention or allude to this possibility, 11 (7%) had cursory statements, and none indicated that adverse events were monitored, much less how. Scrutiny of the poorly reported reasons for participant withdrawal and of effectContinue reading “Profiting from Misery: When Autism Researchers Disregard Harms”

Identity Politics: A Healthy Love for Ourselves, Our Communities, and All People

We realize that the only people who careThe activities that constitute care are crucial for human life. We defined care in this way: Care is “a species activity that includes everything that we do to maintain, continue,… enough about us to work consistently for our liberation are us. Our politics evolve from a healthy loveContinue reading Identity Politics: A Healthy Love for Ourselves, Our Communities, and All People”

Equity Literacy: Learning to Be a Threat to Inequity in Our Spheres of Influence

Mindset marketing is no threat to inequityEquityA commitment to action: the process of redistributing access and opportunity to be fair and just.A way of being: the state of being free of bias, discrimination, and identity-predictable outcomes… and injustice. It’s bikesheddingBikesheddingThe term was coined as a metaphor to illuminate Parkinson’s Law of Triviality. Parkinson observed that aContinue reading Equity Literacy: Learning to Be a Threat to Inequity in Our Spheres of Influence”

20 reasons why I (an autistic person) am stressed pretty much constantly…

Pete Wharmby is one of our favorite neurodiversityNeurodiversity is the diversity of human minds, the infinite variation in neurocognitive functioning within our species.NEURODIVERSITY: SOME BASIC TERMS & DEFINITIONS Neurodiversity is a biological fact. It’s not a perspective, an approach, a… advocates and consultants. We are happy to support his work and recommend adding him to your personal learningContinue reading “20 reasons why I (an autistic person) am stressed pretty much constantly…”