March 1 is the official Day of Mourning for people with disabilities who are murdered by their caregivers (yes, there are THAT many). Vigils will be held in many cities. Most are in the US, but a few are elsewhere. You can find out here if there is a vigil being planned in your area.
This news cycle, there was a lot of talk about the idea of “high-functioning” autistic people dominating discourse about autism, and about whether or not this is acceptable.
- Here is a good post about this by Dani Alexis
- And by Lysik’an, a non-verbal autistic person
- Relatedly, Sparrow Rose Jones has a good post about potential
Some interesting lived experiences:
- Zoey from Jumping Out of the Fishbowl on what it’s like to be diagnosed young but not told until later
- Nightingale of Samarkand on the joys of not being offered help
- Iamshadow21 has a really good account of what stimming looks and feels like for a late-diagnosed, “passing” autistic person – and how autism rights rhetoric can unintentionally mix people up about this
- M Kelter on personality screensavers
- Feminist Aspie on the frustrations of trying to socialize in NT spaces
Some posts about forms of treatment and research:
- Lysik’an on guilt and on occupational therapy
- Kerima Cevik on Facilitated Communication
- Dani Alexis on the Sally-Anne test