Monthly Archives: March 2018

BBC Journalist goes undercover to investigate Autistic Quack Cures & interviews Autistic Activist, Emma Dalmayne | BBC (Video)

Such an important campaign – with especial gratitude and acknowledgements to Emma Dalmayne – and to Fiona in NI – for such amazing, difficult work. An historic moment, a turning-point for autistic adults and children. Emma is truly a #Her-o of the #AutisticRevolution Bravo, Emma 🙂

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Previously:


29351899_1808737812764277_7149658314857732786_oAIM CEO Emma Dalmayne was at UK Parliament today for an interview with lead investigative BBC journalist Guy Lynn and photographer Ian!

Work from Guy here:
https://youtu.be/XPGoO34URx0

And here:
https://youtu.be/XPGoO34URx0


The Fake Cures For Autism Report launch from the Westminister Autism Commission happening tomorrow, Emma will again be at Parliament tomorrow with AIM directors Alex Forshaw and Sara Challinger (subject to child care).

https://westminsterautismcommission.wordpress.com/


Emma will also have advocates

KieranRose_activistKieran Grace of:
https://www.facebook.com/theautisticadvocate/


ryanhendry

Ryan Hendry and Julian Morgan from:
https://autisticuk.org/


Callum Brazzo :
https://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/…/spalding-poet-searches-fo…

Alex Forshaw also has an excellent blog here:
https://myautisticdance.blog/


Emma will be on the BBC news with past work done with Guy Lynn tomorrow at 6.30pm.

She will also be in The Independent tomorrow in an article on autism awareness and just did an interview on the MMS bleach ‘treatment’ with the North East Autism Society

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Autistic Activist, Emme Dalmayne, Was At UK Parliment Today and Chatted With BBC Journalist, Guy Lynn | A TAC Founder & Co-Founders involved too!

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29351899_1808737812764277_7149658314857732786_oAIM CEO Emma Dalmayne was at UK Parliament today for an interview with lead investigative BBC journalist Guy Lynn and photographer Ian!

Work from Guy here:
https://youtu.be/XPGoO34URx0

And here:
https://youtu.be/XPGoO34URx0


The Fake Cures For Autism Report launch from the Westminister Autism Commission happening tomorrow, Emma will again be at Parliament tomorrow with AIM directors Alex Forshaw and Sara Challinger (subject to child care).

https://westminsterautismcommission.wordpress.com/


Emma will also have advocates

KieranRose_activistKieran Grace of:
https://www.facebook.com/theautisticadvocate/


ryanhendry

Ryan Hendry and Julian Morgan from:
https://autisticuk.org/


Callum Brazzo :
https://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/…/spalding-poet-searches-fo…

Alex Forshaw also has an excellent blog here:
https://myautisticdance.blog/


Emma will be on the BBC news with past work done with Guy Lynn tomorrow at 6.30pm.

She will also be in The Independent tomorrow in an article on autism awareness and just did an interview on the MMS bleach ‘treatment’ with the North East Autism Society

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April is Ableism Awareness Month

Erin Human

For several years, autism organizations led by non-autistic parents and professionals have focused on Autism Awareness in the month of April.

Autistic people have pushed back on the Awareness campaigns (and their usual pathologizing, othering frameworks) by asking for less talk of awareness and more acceptance for autistic people of all ages.

This year I was inspired to flip the old script with a new kind of Awareness campaign:

This April is Ableism Awareness Month

Join me in the coming weeks as I roll out some basic information and awareness of this epidemic of ableism, including examples and symptoms, treatments and alternatives, and more.

Part 1: What is ableism?

Part 2: How many people are affected by ableism?

Part 3: What causes ableism?

Part 4: Is there a cure for ableism?

Part 5: Ableism Therapies

Ableism Awareness Wrapup Post

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The Autistic Revolution is Now | #AutisticsRise 2018: We Will Be heard. (video)

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Autistic Activist | I was an Institutionalized, labeled Low Functioning, Non-verbal Autistic Child: Achieved Independent Living At 35.

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Here is the official response from the person who wrote Autism Uncensored, and my response to her response. Why arguments like “you are nothing like my child” are specious and should be rejected by autistics and non-autistics alike.

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The Ideal World for Autistic People

Understanding Autistics

7:29pm: So I’m sat in a café, ready to start my university assignment that is due in 5 days.

I start my usual routine. I turn off all of my devices, I get my infinity cube out and put it on the table, and I get all of the relevant Power Point slides and notes loaded up on my laptop.

Oh wait, music. I can’t concentrate without my music.

I can’t listen to my usual music when I need to concentrate, so I decided to look on YouTube for something appropriate.

I then proceeded to put on one of the most amazing pieces of music I have heard, which inspired me to write this. You can listen to the song here. 

I’m thinking back to Sunday. I went for a carvery with one of my mini mates, a non-speaking autistic boy who I care a lot for…

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Is there too much gate-keeping for autism assessments?

It Must Be Mum

I have heard, one time too many, that a child won’t be referred by a GP for an autism assessment unless school staff ‘agree’ or ‘have concerns’.  Teams that do this and professionals that partake are not, it seems, following their own professional, evidence-based guidance.

A diagnosis of autism is carried out by a multidisciplinary healthcare team.  They have NICE guidance to follow which states the following, firstly about making the referral.  Note there is no reference to ensuring school share the concerns of the parents:

1.2 Recognising children and young people with possible autism

1.2.1  Consider the possibility of autism if there are concerns about development or behaviour, but be aware that there may be other explanations for individual signs and symptoms.

1.2.2  Always take parents’ or carers’ concerns and, if appropriate, the child’s or young person’s concerns, about behaviour or development seriously, even if these are not…

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Autism and Burnout

Yes

Inside The Rainbow

Burnout is a chronic state of stress which leads to physical and emotional exhaustion. It might manifest as anxiety or depression or both.

The Signs Of Physical and Emotional Exhaustion

  • Fatigue: You lack energy and feel more tired than usual.
  • Insomnia: Starts with the occasional bad night and progresses to the inability to sleep or stay asleep every night.
  • Concentration: Lack of sleep affects concentration and the ability to complete tasks.
  • Physical Symptoms: Palpitations, chest pain, chills, stomach aches, headaches and hundreds of other physical symptoms that make you worry that you are gravely ill which in turn forces you even further down the wormhole.
  • Illness: Your body becomes more susceptible to immune related illness.
  • Appetite: You may lose your appetite or go the other way and over-eat, especially sugary or high-carb foods.

Alongside the physical signs, there are emotional signs.

  • Loss of enjoyment about things you love.
  • Negativity: You…

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