Reminder in the wake of their recent social media push -- the "50kIsNotOk" people are pushing for more ABA funding. Yes, that's the practice protested by #ActuallyAutistic ppl worldwide because it fundamentally misunderstands and mistreats autistic kids. That's what they want.
The "needs based therapy" label was invented by ABA/IBI marketing teams to make parents & politicians feel bad and do what the industry wants.

NO child needs ABA.
No child needs to be behaviorally manipulated until they act how their parents want them to.
No child deserves that.
Nonspeaking kids especially, who are the primary target of the behavioural intervention indu$try, proclaimed to "need" ABA to communicate (simply not true as non-behaviour-based adaptive communication is far more robust and more accessible to autistics), deserve better than this.

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Aug 5
When it's about how I pay extra for stuff bc the system takes advantage of the fact I'm a girl it's the #PinkTax. But when it's about how I pay extra for stuff bc the system is painful to navigate as an autistic, it's "The COST of AUTISM"

I'm so fuckin sick of this framing
Fun fact:
Autism Doesn't Cause Inaccessibility.
Ableists do. Capitalism does. Colonialist individualism does.
Sensationalized crap has set autistic rights and liberation so far backward
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Jul 31
I am *like this* bc i'm so much more afraid of my nephew growing up in schools with ABA-trained teachers than I could ever be of retribution from politicians related to ABA stakeholders who get big mad when i discuss how ABA inherently misunderstands & mistreats autistic kids. 🤷‍♀️
Children deserve better.

People love accusing me of having other motives!
but the only reason i am still here is to work to stop children from being harmed the way they are currently being harmed. It's not just the reason i'm an advocate. It's the only reason i am alive.
I get that others may not have this experience but I had to consciously choose to stay here.
I am living on bonus time. No call to be malicious or greedy, I'm already not even supposed to be here. I realized other people *weren't gonna do it* and stayed to.

Kids deserve better.
Read 4 tweets
Jul 30
Autistics are autistic regardless of who diagnoses them, how, where or with what.

Autistics have been autistic since before psychometric scales and psychology and the DSM, and will keep being autistic long after all those things are dust
I don't care who you are, these are facts that can't be changed.

Autistics aren't autistic because of a label, we're autistic because our brains are wired autistically. If that makes you unhappy, tough.
I wanna pin this but can't sacrifice the utility of the video I have pinned now -_- friggen ableist world
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Jul 29
Excited to get my study done and get some of the research published and everything, working with cool advocates from all over the world, also pretty seriously considering just finding ways to run d&d games all day every day and do nothing else with my brain so. Doing fine
"Lulu how have you been"

"Oh every day is an unbearable struggle against the crushing realities of structural oppression, apathy & denialism, ppl keep making me do paperwork and defend my & others humanity, I'm completely unable to live an authentic life pursuing my passions"
"What was that ?"

"Oh sorry I was muted. I said I got a kitten!"
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Jul 24
Years of work and mostly got a handle on - what's anxiety and what's autism ? -
Now facing the biggest challenge yet, - what's autism and what's [raised by socialist+anarchist punks] ? -
Am I refusing to let [politics staff or whoever] get away with harmful shit because autistic injustice intolerance? Or is it cause my babysitter taught me that authorities are never your friends and we're all gonna die so you may as well stick to your principles out here? 🙃😵‍💫
It's a lifelong mystery!

The punks were also all neurodivergent so I'll realistically never get it all untangled 🤣
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Jul 24
How is it "embarrassing" to wear a mask? I'm so confused

This is coming from people who say they understand why they should wear a mask, but they're embarrassed.

I do not understand. Embarrassed that you're a better person than the others? That you understand basic science?
What is embarrassing for *you* about *other people* not doing what you are doing? I just don't fuckin get it
Like, it would only be embarrassing if you *believed* the far right eugenic talking points of mask as weakness. You have to Believe that bullshit to be embarrassed about it, no?
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