It's about a month from #Apraxia Awareness Day.

I have a challenge for #ActuallyAutistic people: Raise awareness of apraxia.

Why? Because apraxia is VERY COMMON among autistic people and VERY SELDOM recognised.

The behaviour of apraxic autists is often (mis)treated using ABA.
There are several types of apraxia. Apraxic autistics often call their type of apraxia "the body-mind disconnect" or the "brain-body disconnect".
This type of apraxia is different from just having problems with pronunciation or with accuracy of movement. With autistic apraxia, you may end up doing or saying a COMPLETELY different thing from what you intended.
Ido Kedar suggests the following names for this phenomenon:

Severe Motor Dyspraxia

Mind/Motor Communication Linkage Disorder

Self-Regulatory Motor Control Disorder

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Apraxia is a phenomenon that affects purposeful movement. Some apraxic autistics are sporty and may enjoy running or swimming, yet struggle to execute an instruction that requires a purposeful sequence of movements, like, "Close the cupboard."
Here are the thoughts of four autistic people who have struggles with purposeful movement. They write about ABA, an inappropriate and abusive 'therapy' which they received while nobody recognised their movement difficulty.…
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