I’m readjusting my habits (again) and we may actually have a small and on-time news post for once. First, here are some posts about social skills and social coping:
- The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism on how to avoid becoming hateful when people are cruel
- Real Social Skills on the idea of NTs “instinctively knowing” social rules that autistic people don’t, and why this idea is not actually correct
- Emily Brooks on learning to date while autistic
Some pan-disability stuff:
- A list of tips for interacting with disabled people
- Maria Yagoda on girls with ADHD
- Liam from Yet Another Lefty on what depression looks like
- The mobile phone company Sprint has launched a Neurodiversity ID pack with AAC, language and educational games, and other content specifically geared towards autistic children and others with neurodevelopmental disabilities. [ASAN statement about the ID pack]
- Autmystic on adulthood
- Dani Alexis on “paying attention“
- Lisa Daxer has some kinda-good news on a very sad topic, with a couple of people who murdered autistic teenagers being brought to justice.
- A new law to help prevent organ transplant discrimination
- Real Social Skills on a version of ABA that doesn’t use punishments, and why there are still problems with this version
- A safety warning for people who post pictures of their autistic family members
- I missed this when it was first posted, but lately this article by Stop Hurting Kids, and an accompanying myth-busting fact sheet about seclusion and restraint in schools, have been making the rounds again.