Mental Health Therapy and the Autistic Client: When Clinicians Don’t See the Autism (It’s All the Autism)
When Clinicians Attribute All Psychiatric Symptomatology to the Autism Autistic people find their way to therapy when symptoms of depression, anxiety, OCD and other diagnoses become problematic to them in their daily lives. When
Mental Health Therapy and the Autistic Client: When Clinicians Don’t See the Autism
A Series on Mental Health Therapy and the Autistic Client by Judy Endow, MSW When Clinicians Don’t See the Autism (Can’t See the Forest for the Trees) Today, autistic people, just like the population at
Mental Health Therapy and the Autistic Client: The Autistic Operating System, Part One
The Autistic Operating System, Part One Mental health diagnosis and treatment has evolved over time according to what makes sense and what works for most people. We have an increasing body of research
Will Chuck forget?
Will Chuck Forget? Chuck is terrified to go to school. He has stuttering. Others laugh when he says something. He has a breakdown at school. Some boys do feel bad but have no courage
Now you know . You cannot unknow .
I told Professor Wurzburg's class in March and April about my life and advocacy for inclusion, communication and civil rights. The class asked me questions and I answered. On April 8 I talked to the
My body movement speed is not average. It is not in the mean. My thinking speed is. My thinking speed is faster than average. My body takes time to agree to cooperate with my mind.
When Disabled Students Are Abused
This is the second in a series of posts about trauma due to criminalization of disabled students by Amy Sequenzia. Content Warning: ableist slurs, description of abuse. I write this post based on the
The Criminalization of Disabled Students
This is the first of a series of posts about trauma due to criminalization of disabled students by Amy Sequenzia. The Trauma Is Real Everyone has heard of the school-to-prison pipeline. It is the system
Autistic, Non-Speaking, and “Intelligent”
Autistic, Non-Speaking, and "Intelligent" by Amy Sequenzia "Being Autistic is not the same as being intellectually disabled". "Non-speaking Autistics are intelligent". "When non-speaking Autistics learn how to type they can ‘prove’ their intelligence'". All
“Speechless”: A Comedy That Includes Disability
"Speechless" has been picked up by ABC. "Speechless”, is a new comedy series about a family with three children, one of whom is a teenager named JJ who is non-speaking and uses a wheelchair. Yes,
Parenting and Caregiving Relationships
Parenting and Caregiving Finding the balance between parenting and caregiving children with disabilities can be challenging -- there's a fine line between hovering and being there to assist when needed. The dynamics of the
Deaf Teen Filmmakers Interpretation of Phillip Phillips’ “Home”
Acceptance, connection, and belonging. Home. Thank you Deaf Film Camp for making such awesome videos!
All children should grow up feeling loved accepted and whole. Not just at home, but in their schools and communities.
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