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…

TL;DR – Gender and Age Differences in the Core Triad of Impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Reference: Van Wijngaarden-Cremers, P., van Eeten, E., Groen, W., Van Deurzen, P., Oosterling, I. and Van der Gaag, R. (2013). Gender and Age Differences in the Core Triad of Impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(3), pp.627-635.   What? A meta-analysis of studies into the…

Cuts, cuts, cuts…

I imagine that a similar situation is playing out in other countries around the world right now - but this week for me has been a week of watching the funding for services for people with special educational needs or disabilities get cut. I left my job working in a school because I could no…