Tag: autism

Autism Awareness vs. Acceptance. What’s the Difference?

Every year in April, an international tradition is celebrated that autistic people dread, and that’s Autism Awareness Month. In response, autistic people created Autism Acceptance Month, as acceptance promotes action, while awareness is passive.  Autism Awareness Month was created by the Autism Society of America (ASA) in 1970 and became internationally recognized thanks to Autism Speaks…

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LISTEN – Review

In response to Sia’s disaster of a film, Music, CommunicationFIRST have released a video of their own titled LISTEN. Immediately, it evokes memories of the infamous Autism Speaks slogan “it’s time to listen.” This video proves that when it comes to autism discourse, autistic people are the ones who should be listened to first, especially those who are nonspeaking. …

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Rubik’s Cubes and Ableism

A review of The Speed Cubers By: Nicole Klein The Speed Cubers is an unusual documentary. It (at least somewhat) sheds light on the eccentric sport of speed cubing, the sport of solving Rubik’s Cubes at lightning fast speeds. The promise of spectating this unusual activity is in and of itself enough of a draw…

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