It’s March 1st, which means it’s once again the International Disability Day of Mourning. This is a day dedicated to mourning the losses of disabled people who were murdered, usually by parents or caregivers, because of their disability. It’s a solemn day for the disability community, and should be a solemn day for anybody who … Continue reading International Disability Day of Mourning 2022
Set off the fireworks, everyone! Happy New Year! And of course, it's time for another Year in a Review, where I'll list the ten most-read posts from 2021 so that anyone who happens to find this page can go see what all the buzz is about. But first, I have a couple announcements to make, … Continue reading Speaking of Autism… 2021 Year in a Review
When I was little my grandpa would call me "Whirling Dervish." It's because I was always spinning around in circles: spinning in place in the yard, spinning while pacing, spinning in my seat, spinning through the air as I skipped. As time has gone on my age has changed and the nickname has lost its … Continue reading Body in Motion
Autistic students regularly report experiencing trauma at school. Behaviorism is causing our schools to fail to meet the needs of autistic students.
Disability accommodations are among the most important factors in allowing autistic and other neurodivergent people to equally access an education. “Equally access” here is the key phrase, because the entire purpose of accommodations for a disability at an academic institution is to ensure the same opportunity for all students to access an education (and the … Continue reading Accommodations are not Rewards