Category Archives: Autism Awareness

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Listening too late – updated

So Kate Hudson, who plays Zu in the trainwreck Music, now says “we are listening” to concerns about the film. To which I respond, too late. It is a common failing to not listen until matters are beyond salvage. Think … Continue reading

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Dear oh dear, Sia – updated

It just gets worse and worse with Music, the film directed by Sia I have mentioned before.It has now emerged that there is a scene in the film where Music melts down and is restrained by people lying on top … Continue reading

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Oh dear, Sia

The autism community is unhappy with Sia, the singer. Sia has produced and directed a film Music about a pair of sisters, one of whom is autistic and nonverbal. The autistic sister is played by Sia’s frequent collaborator, Maddie Ziegler. … Continue reading

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What the blazes is wrong with U.S. Police?

A few days ago, a 13 year old autistic was shot by Salt Lake City Police who had been summoned by his mother. Golda Barton called Police when her son Linden Cameron started to have a meltdown. After they arrived, … Continue reading

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Is Generation Rescue gone?

I saw the news on Left Brain Right Brain. Generation Rescue’s website has expired, the most recent post on its Facebook Page is from May, and the organisation appears to have folded. If this is true, it is excellent news. … Continue reading

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Learning about autism, and thus myself

I’ve learnt a lot about autism, and thus myself, since I began blogging. I mentioned infodumping in my last post. Autistics like to share what they know. When I came across it, I was like “Hey, that’s me!” I used … Continue reading

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My old blog has gone down, and badly written “autistic” characters

A very strange thing has happened. My blog African Jungle, along with the rest of iBlog, has disappeared. Its URL now redirects to the ITWeb homepage. Did it become too expensive to keep up? It’s annoying to me as I … Continue reading

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Happy Autistic Pride Day!

Actually, no. It’s not. It’s really, really not. Expecially not for me this year. I’ve been going through some things, lately. Hopefully, what I’m fearing won’t happen, but you never know. If you’ve been following the news, you probably know … Continue reading

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The myths of “Not Autistic Enough” and high vs. low functioning

One of the most enraging attitudes I have confronted is the belief that autistic self-advocates can’t really advocate, because they are too high functioning, or not autistic enough. I’ve had it directed at me personally, and more recently felt compelled … Continue reading

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ABA confirmed ineffective? Gee, what a surprise

In one of the most “water is wet” news items I’ve ever read, it turns out that Applied Behavioural Analysis is not only useless for training autistics, it is harmful. Article here. [A]fter 1 year of ABA treatment 76% of … Continue reading

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