Reading, Reviewing, Enjoying Media, Controversy and Biases (1)

I don't regularly research the history behind the authors or the books that I read, it is difficult enough to maintain the routine of reading and reviewing without adding more steps to the process. However, because I follow a variety of people from the autistic and autism community on Twitter and keep semi-informed about goings-on…

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Out of Stock

I'm sure at least some readers will have seen posts or tweets over the past few years where family members are desperately trying to locate affordable replacements or continuations of items that their autistic family members use because even the suggestion of changing them can bring about a meltdown. There's usually a lot of sympathy…

The ‘magical’ world of autism and the hypocrisy of referring to ‘god-like’ powers

Another study came out referencing the 'magical world theory' of autism and some members of the autistic community expressed their frustration at the othering connotations of using terms like 'magical world'. I find these kinds of things equally annoying - by positioning reactions or responses of autistic people as part of some 'magical world', it's…

Death by Indifference

Over on my main site - I recently reviewed Justice for LB by Sara Ryan. It is one of those books that makes the reader angry at the state of the world. Death by indifference has long been chronicled by organisations such as Mencap; there is not doubt that throughout history many people with disabilities…