Childism and Intrinsic Interest

October 12, 2013

Being both Autistic and an educator, I’m very interested in how our educational institutions are structured to inure children to accept the heteronomy of adult run institutions. I know that if children are given autonomy to do whatever they want that disaster will ensue, but I also know that we do not help children learn […]

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Thinking autism

July 15, 2012

I was reading Ragga’s post Why Parents of Autistic Kids Get Judged and What to Do About It and I had some thoughts. I’ve not blogged in over 12 months, but I’m really getting into studying sensory integration disorders and Melanie and I are writing a book chapter on autistic semiotics. In response to her […]

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How to think like a child

October 26, 2010

“How to think like a child: Letting go of adult inhibitions can free up our creativity and boost our wellbeing” is a great article about how to get people rethinking who and what they are in order to think about how they engage with the world within and around them.

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Re: Disability-Relevant Movies/Books/etc. GimpGirl Community

November 21, 2009
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My friend RB started a thread on GimpGirl community on Disability-Relevant Movies/Books/etc. It is unusual for a guy to be posting on GimpGirl, but I help them out with some stuff, so I get the postings. And I didn’t think it would be improper for me to comment. I thought I’d add it here as […]

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Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land

November 7, 2009
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Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land is from the days when Disney was cool. They even made math cool. When I saw this, it changed my life. I got math. Now if I just keep watching it over and over and over… I’ll remember math.

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Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables » Room of Ben’s Own

November 2, 2009

From Room of Ben’s Own Anne’s World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables Edited by Irene Gammel and Benjamin Lefebvre Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming in 2010 Synopsis The recent 100 year anniversary of the first publication of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables has inspired renewed interest in one of Canada’s […]

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Learning w/ Anne of Green Gables

October 9, 2009

My slides of my “Learning w/ Anne of Green Gables: Educational Perspectives on New Media 4 Young Girls” talk at #IR10 (2.3meg pdf).

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Over 60 Disability Organizations Condemn Autism Speaks–Hollywood should follow their lead

October 8, 2009
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Over 60 Disability Organizations Condemn Autism Speaks–Hollywood should follow their lead The Autistic Self Advocacy Network Release this Press Release and Protest Advisory.  The Final Letter to Autism Speaks is in the previous blog post.  Celebrities and Actors should show their support of the disability community and condemn Autism Speaks.  If you are an actor […]

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iNudge

September 27, 2009

iNudge Rules. It reminds me of the great leonide.de exploratorium of years ago that I was obsessed with. This is my little version of patterns. You click on the boxes in the right column to see the patterns, and in the lower left is the volume curve. If it is dark but the button below […]

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Video Released By Autism Speaks Outrages Autistics

September 27, 2009

If this video does anything, it makes the autistic child look like a lost victim of a plague that wasn’t caught in time, the parents failures for not ‘catching it in time’ and the autistic community a group of pariahs. It uses scare tactics and I feel veiled threats that feel to me more like […]

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