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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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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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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Fifth Nick’s Crusade Video Blog: “A Seat At The Table” Determining Health Reform, Doesn’t Include People With Disabilities – Nick’s Crusade

May 23, 2009

Fifth Nick’s Crusade Video Blog: “A Seat At The Table” Determining Health Reform, Doesn’t Include People With Disabilities from Alejandra Ospina on Vimeo.

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D-PAN interpretation of Christina Aguilera’s song, “Beautiful”

May 15, 2009
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HealthZone.ca – Mind & Mood – Asperger’s theory does about-face , Rather than ignoring others, researchers think spectrum sufferers care too much

May 14, 2009
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I’m glad someone else said this. I’m tired of being told that I lack empathy… HealthZone.ca – Mind & Mood – Asperger’s theory does about-face , Rather than ignoring others, researchers think spectrum sufferers care too much A groundbreaking study suggests people with autism-spectrum disorders such as Asperger’s do not lack empathy – rather, they […]

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Nick’s Crusade – Guest Video Blog – May 3, 2009

May 7, 2009

I always wish I could talk in such a measured clear voice… and actually say something clear and intelligible. But alas, I cannot. So Aleja can do it for us all.

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Deformed skull of prehistoric child suggests that early humans cared for disabled children

April 1, 2009

Have to go to the site for the picture, but the point is clear: even 500,000 years ago parents and communities took care of children with disabilities. Not shocking, unless you think of social support for people with disabilities now. I bet we’ve gone down hill since then in terms of equity and inclusion. 🙂 […]

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Cartoons ‘could help spot autism’

March 30, 2009

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7966770.stm Watching how a toddler responds to animations could help diagnose autism, research has suggested. Babies usually start paying attention to movement soon after birth, and pick up information from the cues they see but children with autism often do not. A study, published in Nature, where two-year-olds were shown manipulated animations found those with […]

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Emotiv Mind controlled computer interface

March 5, 2009

Emotiv looks insanely amazing. Nick sent me the link. I really think he’d like one of these. It would allow you to drive a wheelchair with your mind, AND interface with a computer. Here’s a short video on the topic. I’ve signed up as a developer and hope I can get a couple of them. […]

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