Stimming is not just a coping mechanism

realsocialskills:

I see this defense of stimming a lot:

  • It’s wrong to train autistic people not to stim
  • They use it to compensate for overload
  • Or to focus
  • Or to compensate for other problems
  • Or to express distress

All of this is true. But it also misses the point. Stimming isn’t just…

Hence my Finger tapping. Its my small way of keeping my stims despite all the ‘training out’ of stimming ive had

historicaltimes:

Adolf Hitler informs Czech President Emil Hácha of the imminent German invasion of Czechoslovakia on March 15, 1939 in Berlin. Hácha suffered a heart attack during the meeting, and had to be kept awake by medical staff, eventually giving in and accepting Hitler’s surrender terms -
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historicaltimes:

Adolf Hitler informs Czech President Emil Hácha of the imminent German invasion of Czechoslovakia on March 15, 1939 in Berlin. Hácha suffered a heart attack during the meeting, and had to be kept awake by medical staff, eventually giving in and accepting Hitler’s surrender terms -

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youneedacat:

loveacceptautistics:

Image description: woven background with faded spirographText: The murder of an Autistic child, of any child, will never be about lack of services.Pretending it is may be easier to swallow than acknowledging what it is really about. Each and every time.Lack of love. Lack of humanity. Lack of respect for the sanctity of all human life.There is ALWAYS another choice. And lack of services does not override the individual responsibility to make ANY other choice.

Not only that (and I was the first to ever say this) but it’s holding us hostage.  It’s pointing a gun to the head of every autistic person, especially those of us who get or need services, and saying “We will kill them if you don’t give them services.”
Additionally, according to Dick Sobsey Ed.D.„ an expert on the abuse and murder of people with developmental disabilities, they did some research and found that when murders of disabled people are portrayed in the media as understandable for any reason, then the murder rate goes up.  Period.  That in itself should tell anyone who doesn’t want children murdered, that they’d better find some other way to press for services.  Unless they don’t care if some children (and adults, because it happens to us too, including those of us already getting services, whose parents can’t bear the thought of us living away from them) get murdered along the way, in which case… seems fine to them anyway, if not those of us who might actually get murdered or lose friends to murder or care that people get murdered.

youneedacat:

loveacceptautistics:

Image description: woven background with faded spirograph
Text: The murder of an Autistic child, of any child, will never be about lack of services.

Pretending it is may be easier to swallow than acknowledging what it is really about. Each and every time.

Lack of love. Lack of humanity. Lack of respect for the sanctity of all human life.

There is ALWAYS another choice. And lack of services does not override the individual responsibility to make ANY other choice.

Not only that (and I was the first to ever say this) but it’s holding us hostage.  It’s pointing a gun to the head of every autistic person, especially those of us who get or need services, and saying “We will kill them if you don’t give them services.”

Additionally, according to Dick Sobsey Ed.D.„ an expert on the abuse and murder of people with developmental disabilities, they did some research and found that when murders of disabled people are portrayed in the media as understandable for any reason, then the murder rate goes up.  Period.  That in itself should tell anyone who doesn’t want children murdered, that they’d better find some other way to press for services.  Unless they don’t care if some children (and adults, because it happens to us too, including those of us already getting services, whose parents can’t bear the thought of us living away from them) get murdered along the way, in which case… seems fine to them anyway, if not those of us who might actually get murdered or lose friends to murder or care that people get murdered.

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gyarados:

Could you imagine if science was actually governed by public opinion
Imagine having to reject evolution because you’re a scientist in Texas

gyarados:

Could you imagine if science was actually governed by public opinion

Imagine having to reject evolution because you’re a scientist in Texas

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gyarados:

Could you imagine if science was actually governed by public opinion
Imagine having to reject evolution because you’re a scientist in Texas

gyarados:

Could you imagine if science was actually governed by public opinion

Imagine having to reject evolution because you’re a scientist in Texas

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gyarados:

Could you imagine if science was actually governed by public opinion
Imagine having to reject evolution because you’re a scientist in Texas

gyarados:

Could you imagine if science was actually governed by public opinion

Imagine having to reject evolution because you’re a scientist in Texas

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stoleyogirl:

I don’t care if this isn’t your blog type, if you don’t reblog this I’m judg-

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karin-420:

mitsumurata:

genmaonimusha:

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riGHT FUCKIN ON BC PLUTO WAS NOT IN FACT ACTUALLY RECLASSIFIED AS A PLANET GO LOOK IT UP YOU GULLIBLE FUCKING WALNUTS

pluto is a shit rock in the middle of space and its about the size of ten billion other shit rocks in space no amount of 90s kids and ugly ass sun uwu pics will change that

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rocketssurgery:

Decided to make a handy graphic after seeing a lot of misinformation spread around tumblr. Current science isn’t perfect and definitions are bound to change, but I wanted to push back against the hostile attitude against it because it seems like a lot of people are being hostile for the wrong reasons.

Please let me know if there are any factual errors, thank you :)

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simpsons V family guy counterpart

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