Key Principles When Supporting Autistic People

The communityWhat I have always been hoping to accomplish is the creation of community.Community is magic. Community is power. Community is resistance.Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-First-Person-Stories-Twenty-First-ebook/dp/B082ZQBL98/ https://www.amazon.com/Disability-Visibility-Adapted-Young-Adults-ebook/dp/B08VFT4R9T/… at Spectrum Gaming released “Key Principles when supporting autistic people” at Barriers to Education. We believe in REAL coproduction, so have worked with ourContinue reading “Key Principles When Supporting Autistic People”

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”

Autism in Care Settings: Managing Sensory Load

Ann Memmott’s piece on “Useful New Autism Info for Care Settings” lists• Progress in human understanding has become increasingly complex and overwhelming.• Checklists help prevent serious but easily avoidable mistakes.• Checklists should be as short as possible, include all essential steps… four great resources on accommodating autismAutistic ways of being are human neurological variants that can notContinue reading “Autism in Care Settings: Managing Sensory Load”

September at Stimpunks: Our Blogging, Our Reading, Our Giving

September was busy at StimpunksStimpunk combines “stimming” + “punk” 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…. We made progress on setting up the foundation and the philanthropic LLC. We got a new logo. We helped launch Josephmooon’sContinue reading “September at Stimpunks: Our Blogging, Our Reading, Our Giving”

Allyship: Providing a Buffer to the Trauma

I would like to ask for non-autistic people to start actually helping. I know we have allies, but we don’t just need allies. We need outspoken allies. We need a buffer to the traumaIn expanding our definitions of trauma, we must make sure we see trauma as a structural issue, not just an individual one.Continue reading “Allyship: Providing a Buffer to the Trauma”

Does Behaviorism Belong in the Classroom?

TLDR: No. The paradigm of behaviorismUltimately behaviorism provides a simplistic lens that can’t see beyond itself.Why is the doctrine of behaviorism still being used, at all?How can ABA be the gold-standard for autism when it… going back to BF Skinner…denies, dismisses, trivializes, or simply writes off the whole idea of inner experience and looks onlyContinue reading “Does Behaviorism Belong in the Classroom?”

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”