Why are Autism Diagnostic Numbers Increasing?

Hey humans, Lyric here, and this week I’m going to be talking about why autism numbers have been going up over the past several years, and why there IS NO Autism Epidemic and this, actually, is a good thing.
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Why Autistic and NeuroDivergent People May Not See Themselves in the Autism Diagnostic Criteria

This day, to day. This week, I am going to be talking about why some people do not see themselves in the diagnostic criteria for autism and other different forms of NeuroDiversity and things that are in that diagnostic manual.

NeuroDivergent People aren’t in control of our own narrative & the diagnostic manuals are one way the NeuroTypicals control the narratives around NeuroDivergent People. Continue reading Why Autistic and NeuroDivergent People May Not See Themselves in the Autism Diagnostic Criteria

Why I Left Behaviorism Behind & Quit Dog Training

All right. I did a post on Facebook recently, talking about how I used to be a dog trainer and how I used to really, really love behaviorism, believe it or not.

I am a reformed behaviorist. I no longer use behaviorism on animals, and now my focus is entirely on teaching the animals around me to communicate with me, and that I am a safe person and how to get their needs met.

So has been quite a change, and you wanted to hear more about that. So those of you that asked for this video, or if you’re curious now… please stay tuned. Continue reading Why I Left Behaviorism Behind & Quit Dog Training

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NeuroDiversity & Disability – Flexing the Systems Instead of Blaming People for Being Unable to Fit In

Being Autistic is not all sunshine and rainbows. In fact, it sucks sometimes, especially because of society systems & the world being stacked against us. Let’s talk about why some of us share the good parts of being Autistic: Continue reading NeuroDiversity & Disability – Flexing the Systems Instead of Blaming People for Being Unable to Fit In

The Naughty Autie in Conversation with Lyric Holmans about Autism & NeuroDiversity

This week we’re diving into the down and dirty – from ABA to Problems with the medical model we are not afraid of or avoiding controversy. Continue reading The Naughty Autie in Conversation with Lyric Holmans about Autism & NeuroDiversity

Why You Should NOT Light Up Blue to Raise Awareness of Autism & Autistic People

Hey everyone, NeuroRebel here. And you may know already that April is a month where a lot of people are going to be talking about autism, some of them may not even be Autistic. This month as we jump into April, I just wanted to start by sharing, from an Autistic perspective, why you should not light up blue to honor and respect Autistic people. Continue reading Why You Should NOT Light Up Blue to Raise Awareness of Autism & Autistic People

Stop ABA in Texas – #StopTXABA

Texas is one of the last states to approve ABA for autistic children on Medicaid. We have a small window of time to tell our state senators and representatives about the dangers and why they should hold the funding.

The Stop Texas ABA Coalition is looking for #ActuallyAutistic #ABASurvivors to post short videos on the harmful effects it has had on your life. We will combine them together to show during legislative hearings so that our community is represented in these decisions.
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