Yet another good Autism read. This one I found out from a Page creator from across the pond, Marcus Mitchell. Marcus struggled through many years being undiagnosed before becoming vehemently aggressive to the point the police had to become involved to the point he spent the night in the local police station before having his … Continue reading Book Review: The Hidden Reality of Autism
With it being Mental Health Awareness Month nationally, my day program for their weekly newsletter we were asked to give our opinion on the changes of stigma. While it has good and bad points, the autism community has its points also.
Note, this article contains a spoiler from this weeks episode of The Good Doctor. While I have made commentary about media portrayals in the past, I felt this was necessary because of the relationship factors autistic people face.
Wendy Katz has an inspiring, empowering, beautiful resolution mighty enough to last for a decade of work and revolutionary in its simplicity.Read More → Source: A 2020 Resolution to Unmask and Live Unapologetically and Authentically » The Aspergian
For the Bracken family, the agencies and institutions in place to protect and help them instead terrorized them.Read More → Source: Mistreatment and multi-agency failure: The story of the Bracken Family » The Aspergian
Rude, thoughtless, cold, selfish, uncaring, intrusive, tactless, blundering, lacking insight, impulsive, crude, socially unacceptable, unkind, mean, pushy, can you add to this list of words? Have they been used to describe you? These and many more have been used to describe me over the years. I was hurt, shocked, and offended when told I was […]Autism … Continue reading Autism and manners — OldLady With Autism
Yvonne Pinkston said officials at Fiske Elementary School abused her son. The family of a 9-year-old Chicago student sued the city's school system this week, accusing staff members of manhandling the boy and forcing him out of the building in 40-degree weather without a coat. Yvonne Pinkston, the boy's mother, said officials at Fiske Elementary School on … Continue reading Chicago school’s staff threw 9-year-old into the cold and reported him missing, lawsuit says
Nearly one-third of autistic young people put themselves or others in danger in any given three-month period, according to a new study1. And nearly one in four of these young people will not have seen a mental health professional in that time.The study, which looked at autistic people aged 3 to 25 years, is based … Continue reading Many young autistic people harm themselves, others
CHICAGO — An off-duty Chicago police officer was suspended Thursday for six months after authorities say he shot an unarmed, autistic teen in 2017 on the city’s South Side. The Chicago Police Board voted to suspend Sgt. Khalil Muhammad during an evening meeting, the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune reported. The action stemmed from the … Continue reading Chicago cop suspended after unarmed, autistic teen shot
In a way I am glad that I was bullied as a kid. It taught me compassion for myself and for other people.Bullying – you are not alone. — Rain Coast Review