Why Autism Awareness Month can be traumatising for autistic people – Autistic Not Weird

On Monday 30th March I published a blog post on why I would not be celebrating Autism Awareness week. https://stevenhpape.blog/2020/03/30/autism-awareness-autism-acceptance-and-why-i-am-not-participating-in-autism-awareness-week/ This is along the same lines from someone with more knowledge than me... Over to Captain Quirk: It doesn’t seem quite right, does it? That a month designated for raising public knowledge of autism would …

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Autism awareness, autism acceptance and why I am not participating in Autism Awareness Week

Jigsaw puzzle pieces Monday 30th March to Sunday 4th April 2020 is Autism Awareness Week with Thursday 2nd April being Autism Awareness Day. I am autistic and I will not be taking part. Here's why: ABA therapy ABA therapy,(Applied Behaviour Analysis) often rebranded as PBS (Positive behavioural support) or EIBI (Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention) is …

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An autistic person’s guide to the fruit of the Spirit — Part 9: Self-control

An autistic person’s guide to the fruit of the Spirit Part 9: Self-control But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. "Self-control—or the ability to subdue one's impulses, emotions, and behaviours to achieve long-term goals—is what separates modern people …

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The BBC, Songs of Praise, autism and why I was upset

The BBC, Songs of Praise, autism and why I was upset I have autism, I am a Christian, so I watched the Songs of Praise program last Sunday 9th September. This programme was made for me, right? Wrong. I had a meltdown, and like the priest with Asperger's Syndrome interviewed I get loud when I …

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An autistic person’s guide to the fruit of the Spirit — Part 3: Peace

An autistic person’s guide to the fruit of the Spirit Part 3: Peace But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. The Biblical idea of peace is not just about the absence of conflict we can think of it …

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An autistic person’s guide to the fruit of the Spirit — Part 2: Joy

An autistic person’s guide to the fruit of the Spirit Part 2: Joy But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy …

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