Hi and welcome to my blog. This is my first one so please bare with me. The purpose of this is to share my experiences with other parents to try to raise awareness and also I hope it brings comfort or support. I hope to offer reassurance and I will be happy to hear your […]
Research into thinking-feeling involves taking seriously the ways that our bodies—sensations, affects, and intuitions—structure experience, often before and outside of our minds. Erin Manning, one of my favorite writers in this field, provides the analogy of having to walk through a grassy field after you have been told is filled with snakes. With this knowledge […]
S4-E2 A New World – Part 1 (To Listen, visit the links at the end of this page) We went long on this episode so please join Dud Gramley and Vickie to discuss the first half of Season 4, Episode 2, A New World (part 2 will be published next week) “The gang returns from […]
I was always a scientist. At school I did science and other ‘sensible’ subjects; I wanted to do art as well but that wasn’t allowed, either at school or at home. It was blocked by bureaucracy. It was knocked out of me. Whenever I could I arted. I went to galleries. At sixth-form I spent […]
How we are failing autistics through autism hiring initiatives: Using and misrepresenting a marginalized minority. Creating a disabled people campaign to increase a company’s brand awareness and appeal to investors and clients. Repeatedly depicting stereotypical autistic Caucasian male who is tech savvy, and not depicting autistics of color, LBGTQ autistics, and autistics across the gender […]
Brisk/Risks: Go on – what’s the worst that can happen? (15-minute film with BSL) from kaisyngtan on Vimeo. Freeze frame shows participants Jaye Braithwaite with BSL interpreter Jacqui Beckford. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is popularly associated with being easily distracted. Its other features, such as out of the box thinking, hyperfocus or risk-taking seem […]
The search for a cure or prevention should never overshadow the need for acceptance and accommodation of people already living with those conditions.
By Michelle Rogers As they move their bodies to neurodiversity from all components of schizophrenia, their life shake like a Divine being internal labyrinth. They challenge unequivocally that they make from the push out of their souls and through deep assessment and exercise about crafted by medically introverted bodies and bodies. Inside their outside facade […]
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I. In my undergrad I wrote a film theory term paper in which I attempted to adapt Apparatus Theory to the Internet. I titled it, with what I probably thought was ironic hubris, “Internet/Ideology/Algorithm” (a not-so-subtle reference to Comolli and Narboni’s “Cinema/Ideology/Criticism”). Apparatus Theory, for those who don’t know, was a brand of film theory […]
Today, June 18th, is Autistic Pride Day. It’s a day created by autistics and for autistics to stand in contrast against all of the negativity and stigma surrounding autism and celebrate our differences, neurodiversity, and awesome autistic uniqueness. It sounds awesome, and Autistic Pride Day is something I’ve supported for several years now. The only […]
Recently, I went to a day-long neurodiversity seminar. Here are 3 things that particularly stuck in my mind… 1. What does it say on the label? Neurodiversity is a term that has gained wider usage since its beginnings in the late 1990s. Neurodivergence is typically experienced on a spectrum; forms include ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, […]
The CIPD Manchester Branch #NeurodiversityAtWork campaign aims to highlight the challenges for people, as well as the approaches organisations can take to be more inclusive. The campaign was inspired by the CIPD’s Neurodiversity at Work report, published in 2018. Mike Shaw launches the first in a series of blog posts for the campaign.
Autistic Pride Day, on the 18th June, is a growing grassroots initiative by the Autistic community. It is a day initiated and led by Autistics individuals themselves to celebrate their neurodiversity. It is distinctly separate from the Autism Awareness Day / week held in April each year, which tends to mainly focus on Autism from […]