I was going to post just the free ones, but it got quite exhaustive. So, check out this article of 81 Awesome Mental Health Resources When You Can’t Afford Therapy
Month: September 2017
An episode-by-episode review of Netflix's new show, Atypical.
How did I get here? And where is "here" anyway?
So Netflix has a new show, which the main protagonist having Autism. I thought I'd do a review with it as I watched it. I've got high hopes for the show, as it's going to be a fine line between "laughing at the situations autism creates" and "laughing at the autistic person". The problem being, there aren't many (any?) autistic role models in pop culture.
Autism is big and messy and confusing, and no-one really understands it. It’s difficult to make a good summary and description of autistic traits, because generally no-one can agree on what autism actually is. But even taking that into account, I’ve never read a satisfactory article or leaflet summarising and describing autistic traits. Every description I’ve ever read suffered from at least one of these problems:
- Wrongly weighted. So many descriptions of autism written by neurotypical people focus completely on social traits. Often autism is described as an entirely social thing, and any other differences are considered incidental if they’re mentioned at all.
- Vague. The “triad of impairments” is the worst offender here. It divides social traits arbitrarily into “interaction”, “communication”, and “imagination”, but there is absolutely no clear distinction between those categories. They’re meaningless and useless divisions that don’t remotely simplify the description, and so they serve no useful purpose…
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