Autistic and Killed By Police

Originally posted on Paginated Thoughts:
This post focuses mostly on police reactions  On February 2, 2012, police shot and killed Stephon Watts, a Chicago-area Black Autistic teenager, for panicking while holding a knife, in his home. On Thursday, February 4, 2016, police entered the apartment of Kayden Clarke, an Autistic trans man in Mesa, Arizona, and shot…

Defining Reinforcement and Punishment for Educators

Originally posted on Why Haven't They Done That Yet?:
An Educational Aside I am watching the US education system not very subtly invite punishment back into the mainstream classroom. This appears to be driven by the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). Recently their governing body started to loosen the reins on the therapeutic…

Existing Autistic and Watching the Public Discourse on Autism

Originally posted on Paginated Thoughts:
Existing Autistic and Watching Public Discourse on Autism  (in the United States) On Our Abuse and Murder Issy Stapleton: Blaming the Victim Kelli Stapleton tried to murder her Autistic teenage daughter Issy in September 2013, by locking them both in a van with gas grills under the pretenses of camping.…