ADHDers have what has been called an “interest-based nervous system.” We might have difficulty concentrating on something difficult or uninteresting, but we can also hyperfocus on the things that we’re really into. The real experience of ADHD is not a deficit of attention, but an inability to regulate it.
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There were a couple of things that spurred my dive into research regarding facilitated communication (FC) and other methods of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).  One that I have mentioned before is that I watched a few documentaries featuring autistic

Read more “Double Standards: ABA vs.  Facilitated Communication”
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Over the past few months, I was involved in an editing dispute on Wikipedia involving the efficacy of facilitated communication (FC) and Rapid Prompting Method (RPM).

What began with one contentious edit has now resulted in the deletion of the

Read more “FC, RPM, and How Wikipedia Became Complicit in Silencing Non-speaking Autistics”