Content note: this post may be upsetting for some, especially for my fellow autistics who also are anxious about April. Also a brief mention of mental health issues and depression. And of course, April is 'Autism Awareness Month.' I'm already cringing inside. The urge to burrow underneath my weighted blanket until May is honestly very tempting. … Continue reading When You’re Afraid of Autism Awareness Month
Month: March 2018
Autism Speaks: We’re not listening to you.
I imagined I'd make an eventual post on my disdain for Autism Speaks eventually. While all the chants of "Light it up blue" and puzzle pieces surround us as April approaches, I'm already covering my ears. Surely by now, people are aware of the horrid things Autism Speaks is responsible for. Right? ...apparently not. If … Continue reading Autism Speaks: We’re not listening to you.
As I type this, there is a large gathering of people assembled outside in D.C. You may have not heard, but the disability rights' organization ADAPT has been fighting relentlessly for the FDA to ban the torture on people with disabilities. The Judge Rotenberg Center, in the middle of it all, is notorious for its … Continue reading #StopTheShock
Conferences, Midterms, and Naps
It's official: I made it through half a semester! Luckily for me, that means it's officially Spring Break. Not that I'm actually on a break; I have things to do. I'm hoping that I can take the week to plan things and such. Our Neurodiversity Club is doing things for Autism Acceptance Month, I'm still … Continue reading Conferences, Midterms, and Naps