Nina Fiore of the Astoria Film Festival interviews some of the autistic contributors to LISTEN.
The UK’s largest autism research project doesn’t align to the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
This article is based on an August 2021 interview by Margaret Waweru-Kihara of Netplus with Nairobi-based autistic activist Karen Muriuki.
“I think we owe it to ourselves and others to be diligent with testing our hypothesis,” writes autistic author Benjine Gerber.
Die Zekwande-Stigting is die enigste organisasie in Afrika wat deur ‘n nie-pratende outistiese persoon gestig is om die regte van nie-pratendes te bevorder.
Where would you like to see autistic people on Arnstein’s Ladder of Participation by the end of 2021?
Prompting helps nonspeaking people develop motor skills for whole-body apraxia. The PROMPT© method is not a good fit.
In February 2021, nonspeaking activist Zekwande Mathenjwa became a member of the newly-formed Special Interest Group (SIG) on Autism established by the Ethics Committee of the SASLHA, the national body for Speech, Language and Hearing professionals in South Africa.
Here are some of our provincial (Western Cape), national (South African) and continental (African) focus areas for 2021.
Tania Melnyczuk discusses the problem of chemical restraint and other school abuses, and what happens when parents fail to alert others.
ABA is a behaviour modification method for the ‘treatment’ of autism. It is used particularly with autistic children who struggle with communication and self-regulation. ABA is touted as being ‘evidence-based’, in spite of there being little evidence of support from the community ABA purports to serve. This article, written for a South African audience, includes perspectives of several non-speaking autistics on their ABA experiences.
In February 2021 we contributed to LISTEN, a short film made by and with nonspeaking autistic people.
This letter followed a meeting between Tania Melnyczuk and academics who are developing an autism awareness programme. It provides an example of how ABA promotors violate the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) and mentions the international #BanABA movement.
Resources for a meeting with academics on autism awareness and training.
Some schools in the Western Cape are allegedly coercing parents into drugging their disabled children.