Cyber-lynching

Most important message: This is my blog. These are my thoughts. I don't represent any other person or organisation. This relates to an earlier post Why I don't want to be part of the 'autistic activism' scene and the fallout from it. What happened when I dared to criticise an…

Why I don't want to be part of the 'autistic activism' scene

Why I don't want to be part of the 'autistic activism' scene For the context of this article, please see this accompanying post. Disclaimer (that really shouldn't be necessary, but evidently is): Although I have been involved in Autscape for a long time, Autscape has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do…

Catatonia vs. inertia

I held another discussion group at Autscape. I forgot to put a 'non-confidential activity' sign on the door, so I can't refer directly to anything said there. Last year's group had about 45 people. That was fine because at that point I was looking to get a good breadth of…

Autism diagnosis in south London

There has been a bit of a stir in the media about autism diagnosis being restricted in south London. Headlines range from saying that autism diagnosis will be radically reduced (BBC) to implying that there will be no autism diagnosis there at all any more (Wimbledon Guardian). No more autism…

Catatonia links

Terms If you're doing internet research about catatonia, particularly milder forms, you may also want to try some of these terms: initiation deficit parkinsonism abulia avolition adynamia asthenia Links Childhood catatonia, autism and psychosis past and present: is there an ‘iron triangle’? - E. Shorter and L. E. Wachtel An…