Defining autistic people by upsetting them

I had an experiment. I put the words autism and behaviour into Google and looked at the fist result. This is about how people see us. This in italics below is what I found A child or adult with autism spectrum disorder may have limited, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities, including any of these signs: Performs …

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Autism, the frog book, antivaxxers and other bad science

The Frog Book This blog started last year when "the frog book" was frequently mentioned on Twitter, someone complaining the book was called Tuesday and they got the test on a Wednesday. Now I have no qualifications in psychology, but I am a bit of a maths whizz, so I thought I'd look at this. …

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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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