Microaggressions in Autistim Spaces

This began as an admin post in a closed group and I was asked to make a public version. Edits may happen, to add feedback and additional microaggression phrases relevant to the topic. So let's talk (which means NTs should take seats and listen while Autistics discuss this, so you can see our perspectives without… Continue reading Microaggressions in Autistim Spaces

Problematic Representation is Still Problematic, Even When You Cast Autistic Actors in the Problematic Roles

Ok, so Backstage has a listing right now for a casting call for neurodivergent talent. Great, right? That's exactly what we want is more accurate representation! This should be a good thing, right? Screenshot of backstage.com Company Last Resort Productions Gabby Harrison, writer-dir. Production Description Casting "Radio Static," for two actors for a virtual reading… Continue reading Problematic Representation is Still Problematic, Even When You Cast Autistic Actors in the Problematic Roles

Open Letter to Movie Theaters Screening the Film ‘Music’

To whom it may concern: Your theater is set to premiere or is currently showing the movie Music, written and directed by Sia Furler. In this film the title character is an Autistic young woman who is non-speaking, which would have been a great opportunity for the Autistic Community to get some accurate representation in… Continue reading Open Letter to Movie Theaters Screening the Film ‘Music’

Wal-Mart’s “Autism Advocate” Doll Misses the Mark

I'm livid. Absolutely beyond enraged. I will try to stay civil so I still have a piece people can share when I'm done here, but I honestly don't know if that's possible. This came to my attention Before Coffee and I'm still working on my first cup, so bear with me y'all. This might not… Continue reading Wal-Mart’s “Autism Advocate” Doll Misses the Mark

‘Twas the Night Before… YIKES!

This one has been floating around the interwebs for quite a while now, but since it's that time of year, it's making its rounds again. I really wish it would stop. Autism Night Before Christmas written in 2008 by Cindy Waeltermann, founder of the organization¬†Autism Link. (My commentary in bold.) Twas the Night Before ChristmasAnd… Continue reading ‘Twas the Night Before… YIKES!