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I've now recovered enough to do this thread about my visit to @Aust_Parliament the other day.
I've become increasingly reluctant to visit because its usually an awful experience. Occasionally I get lucky, but this wasn't one of those days, in fact it's one of the worst experiences I've had so far getting into @Aust_Parliament
Why? Well, security. Because I come with a power wheelchair I'm not standard, so the usual security checks don't apply for me. Of course I travel a fair bit so its not like I'm not familiar with security checks & how to make them work well.
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There is something super-problematic about ABA therapists, who don't understand either autism or apraxia as it manifests in autistics, saying, "Behaviour is communication," and then trying to change that behaviour based on their assumption of what the behaviour is communicating.
Because not only do they often miss what the behaviour is communicating, but there may be many times (especially in those with apraxia) that the behaviour is NOT communication. At all. Even if there is laughter. Or screaming. Even if the behaviour contains words.
Here's something for you to check out if you thought all behaviour is communication.

Because you'd be wrong.

And if this blows your mind, then check out every link in that thread.

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A friend sent me this and asked me to share to protect their anonymity -- very important info for Boston #queer #trans #LGBTQ community about @FenwayHealth:

Content Warning: Suicide, medical abuse, sexual assault, self-harm.

#QTPoC #SDQTPoC #AbleismExists
"I'd like to take a few minutes of your time to warn you about a dangerous psychiatrist at Fenway Behavioral Health, Dr. Howard Hernandez. I apologize for not writing this sooner, but I didn't feel ready to share this until now."
"About thirteen months ago I saw Dr. Hernandez for the first time. It was an initial intake visit, so much of our time was taken up by completing my history."
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