I went to a group today…

I went to an autistic group today...   I went to an autistic group today, people told me I'd fit right in. They told me I'd be accepted, my needs wouldn't be ignored. I went to an autistic group today, I should have just stayed at home.   I went to an autistic group today,…

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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…

Teaching assistants – just part of the job?

Linking in to my recent review of Working with Asperger Syndrome in the Classroom by Gill Ansell, this post is going to briefly introduce a topic that comes up often enough if you Google it, has appeared in multiple news sources, and is discussed by teaching assistants themselves quite regularly and yet very little seems…