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Wtf?! This goes against the tenets of #disability studies, by critiquing #neurodiversity & making claims like “disability is not a ‘gift’ that anyone w/ an acute moral sense would give, celebrate, or fail to try to change in the direction of greater ability & less disability.”
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Maybe I’m extra salty this AM but I feel compelled to respond. Over HALF of the citations in this article are back to articles published by the lead author. How is that even permissible? How is this original research or thinking & not just inflammatory self-promotional BS?
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Talking about people in their presence hurts, writes non-speaking autist Rami Kripke-Ludwig. jweekly.com/2019/04/03/i-d…
Today's featured non-speaker is Cindi, who writes about the paradoxes of her autism: "This life of mine is hard just because I have autism. The thing is autism makes my life good too. My family wants it cured. I want it channeled for success." cindisblogtwo.weebly.com/blog/poem-and-…
Damon Kirsebom writes about frustration of being autistic and a non-reliable speaker. Do NOT assume that when his mouth repetitively starts chattering away about Thomas the Tank Engine (which happens often) that he is IN ANY WAY obsessed with trains. unitedforcommunicationchoice.org/damon-kirsebom…
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1/10 I am saddened and annoyed at this new position. This is basically a slap in the face to every education assistant in the province. #bced #inclusion #specialeducation #bcpoli #SD43 @CUPEBC @cupenat tricitynews.com/news/new-coqui…
2/10 Supporting all students in the classroom is the role of the education assistant. Many have taken 2-years of coursework to prepare for the challenging work.
3/10 Education assistant work eroded over the 16-year reign of terror unleashed by Christy and her crew. Services were stripped from vulnerable students and EAs had hours reduced.
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Every person exhibits behavior. Everything we do is behavior. Everything we don’t do is behavior. Behavior is a form of communication. For nonverbal individuals diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, behavior may be their only form of communication.
I know this because I communicate with my six-year-old son based on his behavior, every day.
We take a clinical approach to his mental health all day, on a daily basis. We are constantly observing his behavior in hopes to figure out what he is trying to communicate to us.
He attends Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for 2 to 3 hours a day, after his full day of school. There, he is learning to learn, learning to be motivated, learning to follow instruction, learning to toilet himself. This is a list of behaviors that are innate to most people.
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