Tag Archives: Autism

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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Link Love – Autistic Burnout

Sometimes you see something that says what you want to say far better than you could articulate. This article about autistic burnout on the “Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism” website, for instance. Please read and grok.

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Why refer to autistics using identity-first language?

You have likely been advised that you should use person-first language either when talking to or about people with various conditions. According to Wikipedia, “Rather than using a label or an adjective to define someone, person-first language puts the person … Continue reading

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Autism awareness should be by autistics for autistics

April is Autism Awareness Month, World Autism Awareness Week takes place from March 26th to April 2nd, and tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day. I learnt of three relevant new Twitter hashtags. #SaidNoAutistic #SaidNoFather #SaidNoMother “Said no Autistic” attacks the … Continue reading

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“Awareness” for an exaggerated event

October is the month for Breast Cancer Awareness, Craniosynostosis Awareness, Dysautonomia Awareness, National Dyslexia Awareness, Pregnancy and Infant loss Awareness and RETT Syndrome Awareness Month, among others. In a vile attempt to mount this bandwagon, antivaxxers have tried to have … Continue reading

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Autistics testing software

It appears that autistics are disproportionately good at software testing. The Israeli military uses autistics as intelligence analysts and software testers. Ultra Testing, a software testing firm based in New York, is actively hiring autistics as testers. SAP has a … Continue reading

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No, autism and psychopathy are NOT the same!

So I’ve been reading Adam West’s serialised deconstruction of “Atlas Shrugged” on his Daylight Atheism blog. One thing about Rand’s protagonists is abundantly clear – they are all psychopaths. In the comments section, one misguided soul asked if Rand was … Continue reading

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A few last words, and goodbye

Earlier this year, I put up a page for antivaccine P.R.A.T.T.s (Points Refuted A Thousand Times). A few minutes ago, I added two more (the “Amish Anomaly” and the “Susceptible Subgroup”). This is almost certain to be the last time … Continue reading

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Bravo to the Ford Motor Company

The Ford Motor Company has teamed with the Autism Alliance of Michigan to hire autistics in the Product Development Department. The press release is here. Bravo, and Thank You Ford.

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Well this is interesting

So this story appeared on my Facebook Feed. Forget the proverb ‘opposites attract:’ A massive Swedish study suggests that men and women who have a psychiatric condition such as autism, schizophrenia or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder tend to pair up … Continue reading

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