This episode addresses how autistic people are commodified within the neoliberal capitalistic system. They are made into products within an educational and health care system that includes abusive practices such as Applied Behavior Analysis. I discuss some of the worst examples of this abuse, including the torture of autistic children at the Judge Rotenberg Center.
Today's episode I am going to take a bit of a break from researching new content by doing a compilation of content from my old WordPress blogposts. A huge upside of this is that content warnings won't be needed this week. I am talking to you today about "Perseverance," "Aphantasia," "Sentinel Intelligence," and "Imposter Syndrome."
This episode is about Autistic Masking, and how you can make it easier for Autistic people to unmask. Autistic masking causes anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. Yet it continues to be considered by many to be the ultimate goal for autistic individuals. How can we make classrooms, homes, workplaces and society in general safe places for autistic people to unmask?
In this episode, I explore the vocabulary of the neurodiversity paradigm. This will include a deep dive into Nick Walker's "Neuroqueer Heresies: Notes on the Neurodiversity Paradigm, Autistic Empowerment, and Postnormal Possibilities."