If Electric Fences are Abusive for Dogs, Why are They OK for Your Autistic Child?

As an autistic parent to autistic kids, a veterinary technologist and a human being, I never thought I would have to write this. In an autistic led parent education group someone posted about elopement and how to help their child. One person suggested an electric fence.   Even A dog Trainer Finds it Horrific A … Continue reading If Electric Fences are Abusive for Dogs, Why are They OK for Your Autistic Child?

Quack Exposed: Dianne Jacobs Thompson

Dianne Jacobs Thompson was a substitute teacher at Sunny Side School District in Washington state. When she wasn't teaching, she was promoting MMS use on children. This was in a secret group on Facebook called Autism Through Their Eyes. Who would want someone like this teaching children, even as a substitute? Dear @sunnysidesd you have … Continue reading Quack Exposed: Dianne Jacobs Thompson

Achievements by Autistic People are Not Amazing just because they are Autistic

Far too many times achievements by autistic people are sensationalized and the recipient is infantilized. This is how inspiration porn is born. Disabled people are put on a pedestal to make non disabled people feel good. This happens often to autistics who have multiple college degrees, been campaigning against mistreatment, have a career, etc. The … Continue reading Achievements by Autistic People are Not Amazing just because they are Autistic

"Autism Parents" Would Learn A Lot from Jackson Galaxy

The majority of "autism parents" I run into want to fix their autistic child with ABA or having them mask. This is usually achieved by operant conditioning, positive/negative reinforcement, etc. As an autistic veterinary technologist, I noticed that Jackson Galaxy from "My Cat From Hell" has a different approach when he works with cats and … Continue reading "Autism Parents" Would Learn A Lot from Jackson Galaxy

Autistic, veterinary professional = complicated feelings about Temple Grandin

One question I get asked a lot is my thoughts on Temple Grandin. I am an Autistic and am in the veterinary field. My thoughts on her are complicated. Let me explain. When I first thought I may be autistic, but not sure, I did some research. I found Temple Grandin. She is autistic and … Continue reading Autistic, veterinary professional = complicated feelings about Temple Grandin