Day 30: Acceptance means… Nothing about us, without us. If you wouldn’t do it to a non-autistic person, don’t do it to an autistic person. Different not less. We are not puzzles. Emancipation.
The PDAers are at it again. I just read a write-up of a one-day PDA Mini-Conference. And again am dismayed by the separatist ideas I saw represented. A PDA Conference is about as ridiculous as having an “Aspie” Conference. As I wrote before , I do not believe we should be dividing autistics like this.Continue reading “Divided we fall…”
Day 28: Dealing with meltdowns This is such a personal thing that I can’t really write a general post about how to deal with meltdowns. I suppose try and identify the triggers and signs of an oncoming meltdown and do what you can to about them? Once the meltdown has started, I tend to takeContinue reading “30 Days of Autism Acceptance: Days 28, 29”
1. Describe yourself. I’m Elaine, I’m a 46 year old Irish female diagnosed autistic in 2015 from Dublin living in South Kerry. I am an artist, mosaics are my passion but I also make sound art. I love cats and have 3, love kites, have 5 this relaxes me and can be a great deContinue reading “Autistics of Ireland: Elaine Bounce”
Today my local autism charity had a fundraising Walk in Gold along the seafront. I had mixed feelings about going but decided to just go anyway. My comments about this Walk post are not specific to this charity, however, as I have experienced the same exact same thing in every “Walk” we have done. (IContinue reading “An Autism Walk.”