Monthly Archives: November 2018

Emma Dalmayne | Quote of the Month | Unite Magazine

Well done, Emma!

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AIM’s Emma Dalmayne has a piece featured in this month’s issue of Unite Magazine, in which she speaks out against J.B.Handley and his new book ‘How To End The Autism Epidemic’.

Our children deserve to grow up and live in a world that is accepting and inclusive, not one where they as autistic people are labelled vaccine damaged, injured, an epidemic, or a holocaust.

Emma Dalmayne

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As Seen On Facebook | ABA Controversy … via ABA Controversy Autism Discussion 

Why the Labour Party Autism Neurodiversity Manifesto includes an Appendix on ABA – please see on our website Annie 😊

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ABA is Heart-breaking:
BBC4 (Iplayer) programme on ABA
‘Autism: Challenging Behaviour’

On 27th February, BBC 4 repeated ‘Autism: Challenging Behaviour’ which explored the controversies around ABA and looked at views of people in favour of ABA (such as parents and ABA therapists and staff) and those against ABA (such as academics, psychologists and teachers). Whilst it is no longer available on iplayer, there is a live link below. The programme features include an independent ABA therapist and Treetops, the first ABA school in England.

We think it is reasonable that a child’s educational experience should strive to make them feel safe, accepted and competent, regardless of neurology. Part of this is for a child to feel the adults around understand them.

Even if you only have the chance to watch the first few minutes, we think the start…

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Anti-Bullying Week 2018

Stand up to bullying of neurodivergent people

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From the 12th – 16th November it is Anti-Bullying Week. Bullying is something that, fortunately, I do not have personal experience of. Nonetheless, it is an important issue to blog about as sadly, research suggests that children and young people with disabilities are more likely to be bullied than those without disabilities. I often hear individuals with dyspraxia talk about being bullied.

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THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: Knowing Why Is Everything: An Interview With Editor Elizabeth Bartmess on Adult-Diagnosed Autistic Perspectives

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There are many problems with the ways in which autism is currently seen and represented in the media and public discussion. When the face of autism is still predominantly white, cisgender, heterosexual, middle or upper class boys, it erases autistic people of color, LGBTQA autistic people, and poor autistic people from the conversation and denies them vital supports and resources. It also ignores the fact that there’s an entire segment of the autistic population that spends their entire childhoods and adolescences not knowing that they’re autistic at all.

Source: THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: Knowing Why Is Everything: An Interview With Editor Elizabeth Bartmess on Adult-Diagnosed Autistic Perspectives

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