Things I don’t want to hear from allistics: The autism representation was good.

Good representation to me is accurate representation that does not reinforce harmful stereotypes or ideas about a group of people. There is probably more to good representation than this but when I consider if I am well represented this is what I think of. Recently there has been lots of talk about representation of autistic … Continue reading Things I don’t want to hear from allistics: The autism representation was good.

Donate Books to Women in Prison

The Women’s Prison Book Project provides books to women and trans people in prisons. You can find out more information about them here: https://wpbp.org/contact-us/about/ Please send new and used paper back books to: Women’s Prison Book Project c/o Boneshaker Books 2002 23rd Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55404 Some suggestions of books you might want to send: … Continue reading Donate Books to Women in Prison

Donate Books to Prisoners

Prison Book Programme (Prisonbookprogram.org) is an organisation that sends free books to prisoners. You can find more information about them here: https://prisonbookprogram.org/about-us/what-does-prison-book-program-do Books can be sent to: 1306 Hancock Street, Suite 100 Quincy, MA 02169 Please only send paperback books that are either new or gently used. They cannot accept self-published books. Please check out … Continue reading Donate Books to Prisoners

Autistic Books for Autistic People

This Autism Acceptance Month I want to do something positive. I want to get books by autistic authors to autistic people who are otherwise unlikely to be able to access them. Autistic people are over represented in hospitals (including psychiatric wards), prisons, substance misuse services, children’s homes and foster placements, and homeless shelters. Autistic people … Continue reading Autistic Books for Autistic People

How Pro-Vaxxers Harm Autistic People

Anti-vaxxers are harmful on many levels. They are harmful because they put people’s lives at risk by not getting their kids vaccinated and they are harmful because they spread the idea that being autistic is a bad thing. But pro-vaxxers can be pretty harmful to autistic people in the way they respond to anti-vaxxers. If … Continue reading How Pro-Vaxxers Harm Autistic People

Of Course Person First Language Increases Stigma

Research has now shown that person first language increases stigma. I haven’t read the research. I don’t need researchers to tell me what I already know from personal experience. Although I have not read it, I am pleased that it exists. There are many abled people who won’t listen to disabled people but will consider … Continue reading Of Course Person First Language Increases Stigma