Some book news to start us off this news cycle!
- Elizabeth Bartmess is putting together a paid nonfiction anthology about the experiences of late-diagnosed autistic adults
- Autonomous Press is releasing a new book called “The Real Experts: Readings For Parents of Autistic Children“. Each chapter is an essay by an autistic adult about something they’d like parents of autistic children to know.
- Here is a review of “The Real Experts” by Dani Alexis Ryskamp.
The CDC recently revised its estimates of autism prevalence to 1 in 45, which is a higher prevalence than the previous estimate after a long period of prevalence estimates continuing to rise.
- Emily Willingham explains what this change means, and why it is not due to environmental factors
- So does Shannon Des Roches Rosa
An ABA therapist published an article on a site called Autism Daily Newscast about “perks kids with autism get from bullying”. The article, rightfully, got a lot of critical responses from autistic people who had experienced bullying as children. Here are some good ones:
- by S.M. Neumeier
- by Dani Alexis Ryskamp [this one has a TW for detailed talk about abuse and PTSD]
- by N.I. Nicholson
- by Angie Jackson
Here’s some pan-disability stuff:
- Leigh Merryday on alternatives to inspiration porn
- Scott Lingley on disability arts
- Mari Ness on having accessibility problems at Worldcon (again)
- Kayla Whaley on the erasure of disability in diversity discussions
- Sarah Luterman on the ableist subtext of screen backlash
- Chavisory on how we can get better autistic representation on stage
- Marie King on food aversions
- Shannon Des Roches Rosa on why we don’t have (or need) Autism Unity
- Frank Ludwig and Heather Clark on what happened to Carly Fleischmann