As an Autistic Person on the internet, I really dread April. That is because I am Autistic all year round. I am out there talking about autism all year round.
All of a sudden, in April, there is this flood of non-Autistic People suddenly talking about autism from an outsider’s perspective. In April, there are a lot of people who want you to “be aware of autism” so they can sell you something.
They want to sell you services and therapies and things, because if they scare you, that autism is horrible, they can prey on that fear. Continue reading I Am Autistic & Don’t Like Autism Awareness Month
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.
Continue reading Why are Autism Diagnostic Numbers Increasing?
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
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
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
A lot of the methods in ABA have been deemed to be too cruel to use on animals for years, but are still being used on human children. Continue reading Too Cruel for Dogs but Okay for Kids? -Behaviorism Gone Wrong
The ultimate objective of ABA is to make the Autistic child indistinguishable from their peers. This holds NeuroDivergent People to NeuroTypical standards, which is cruel and sets us up for failure.
We are not and will never be NeuroTypical – ignoring this fact helps nobody Continue reading ABA is abuse… yes all ABA.
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
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
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.
Continue reading Stop ABA in Texas – #StopTXABA