preventing an autistic person from stimming is abuse
preventing an autistic person from stimming is abuse
- preventing an autistic person from stimming is abuse
i dont care if it “looks weird”
i dont care if you’re embarrassed.
it doesnt fucking matter
the only reason that a stim should be discouraged is if it is causing immediate harm to the autistic person or others.
if you try to shut down stimming in an autistic person, you are an abusive fuck and i hate you.
#DidYouKnow #Deaf #DeafAwareness #education #SignLanguage #advocacy #NMSCares
This is actually sadly relevant. I had a lecture this summer about sign languages and Deaf culture and when I was finished, one hearing girl from the audience stayed behind to ask me some more question.
She asked me: “And your parents use sign language, right?” Like it was the most obvious thing in the world and why is she even asking this, of course my parents must know sign language.
"No… They don’t, actually."
"And how do you communicate, then?"
"But… isn’t that complicated for you?"
"It is, sometimes."
"They probably didn’t have time for it…" she said. And I haven’t the heart to tell her that my father was offered sign language courses several times, that I offered to teach them some signs and that they always refused.
But I did told her: “It is not that rare. Most of deaf people I know have hearing parents who don’t sign.”
It’s the sad truth. People are willing to pay for surgeries to “repair” their children, but they are not willing to learn something to communicate with them.
i’d like to add onto this with my own personal experience, too. i was born hearing, but as soon as i was diagnosed as HoH, my parents didn’t do anything to learn ASL. they were quick to put me in classes, but they wouldn’t when i suggested to them that they take the classes with me so that we could learn.
i’ve tried to teach my mom how to sign numerous times, but she always says that “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” to which i tell her that she can learn, she just doesn’t want to. which is true. neither of my parents want to learn how to sign, but they want me to be able to hear perfectly so they don’t have to repeat themselves.
little do they know that their frustration with me not being able to hear them would be solved if they would just learn how to sign. maybe signing something to me once instead of repeating themselves four times and then getting mad would be more beneficial.
Filed under wow this is so sad i can’t imagine choosing to not communicate with my child mean while hearing parents teach their hearing children to sign because baby signing is the hip new thing not that baby sign is inherently bad but it’s sickening that sometimes parents with a hearing child will do anything they can to fallicitate communication while some parents of deaf children don’t even make an effort ableism
"You can’t teach an old dog new tricks" is bullshit. My mom has a good friend who randomly lost her hearing. This was when they were both adults starting families. My mom tried to TEACH HERSELF sign language so she could help interpret for her friend. And while her ASL wasn’t the best, she studied and took classes and she still tries to better her sign language skills and she’s 62.
It’s heartbreaking to know that some parents won’t even try for their children. At least learn some basic signs or the alphabet to spell.
there are people that use their phone in the bathroom and there are people that lie
It still amazes me that I talk to guys who still think they get harassed just as much as women online. Like even from people who aren’t clearly and totally gross dumbasses. It kinda makes me think that, even in the best cases, it might be hard to really understand the sheer difference in frequency. You see a woman get harassed on a game and you go “Oh well I’ve been harassed” without understanding that there is seldom a session for her where that doesn’t happen or understanding what her inbox might look like…
That is a sort of stunning degree of difference.
"The data’s in! Women were lying about online harassment!”
"Aha! We knew it!"
“Yeah, they’ve been severely underreporting how bad things are for them, turns out.”
like this post if u are queer and tired, reblog if u are queer and tired x10
october is a great month because i can buy a frickton of candy and no one will question it. they’ll just be like “oh you’re stocking up on candy to give out to kids on halloween how sweet” because that seems like the obvious answer. but no. oh no. that candy will not make it to halloween. all that candy is not for children. all that candy is mine
Inside these sealed glass balls live shrimp, algae, and bacteria, all swimming around in filtered seawater. Put it somewhere with some light, and this little ecosystem will chug along happily for years, no feeding or cleaning necessary
you deserve to be in a relationship with a person who doesnt make you compete for their affection and never has you guessing where you stand with them
this is like when you’re sitting with someone that you really like then you like touch knees or something and all of a sudden you feel all this energy going through both of you through this one point of contact
this gif is kinda like that
This will forever be my favorite gif
oh god i can’t handle the colors chosen for this
"im not racist i hate everyone equally" yeah, hey buddy how’s the sixth grade goin
13 and 18. Another 413 art.
Those kids and how they became gods.