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
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
Note: This post discusses the topic of filicide and violence against people with disabilities. Take caution in reading, and be mindful of how it may impact you. Your mental health is always important. On March 1st, my college campus will feel a little different. Usually, March is the month of midterms, spring break, and a … Continue reading Disability Day of Mourning
To the parents of kids with disabilities: Take it easy. Take a breath. Be gentle on yourselves. More importantly, be gentle on your kiddos. Parenting is difficult, no matter how typical your child is (or isn't). It's tough, especially when you have to worry about things that other parents don't. Those late nights where no … Continue reading An Open Letter to Parents and Caregivers
Apparently, the beginning of 2018 brings a lot of change. It's not something that a lot of people like, but for autistics - even more so. Even when the changes are great. Over the winter break, I moved dorms! It's a lot bigger than what I'm used to, and it has a laundry room in … Continue reading Life Updates!
It's that time of the year again. The semester begins to drag itself to an end, the weather chills and bites, and the Christmas music plays on a continuous rotation in every store. For many, the Christmas season is a time of excitement and joy. Adults and children both delight in the trimming of … Continue reading Hope Defeats Fear, Every Time