Each Friday at NOSmag, I post some links relevant to neurodiversity news and culture criticism around the web. This is what I’ve been reading and that I think you should be reading too. Feel free to add links of your own in the comments and email suggestions for future link roundups to firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet us @NOSeditorial.
- The Supreme Court has decided that Texas can’t use Lennie, a fictional character from Of Mice and Men, as a medical standard when determining whether someone should get the death penalty.
- On Tumblr, user Autistic Anna is ready for April.
- There is a new paid fellowship available for disabled playwrights.
- Submissions for the next issue of Deaf Poets Society close on April 6.
- In Canada, the Ontario government has decided to reject supported decisionmaking, leaving many with no choice than to give up their legal personhood to get support.
- Morénike Giwa-Onaiwu was interviewed by Salon about being black, female, and autistic — and hiding in plain sight.
- NOS contributor Kerima Cevik wrote a moving memorial for activist LaVonnya Gardner about her life and work.
- Can people choose to call themselves the R-word?
- Why is Ben Affleck being honored by the Autism Society of America? The Accountant was not a good movie.
- Keah Brown was interviewed for #BlackDisabledGirlMagic. She was also featured in an interview here at NOS a few weeks ago.
- School vouchers are really bad news for disabled students. Unsurprisingly, Trump is a fan.
- Ismail Kaji should not be paid less for having a learning disability, and he is rightfully furious.
- Norway has opened a psych program for people who don’t want to take meds, but who still want help.
- Another week, another autistic person of color brutally murdered by staff. End restraint and seclusion now!
- Beware of junk autism science.
- Sam Dylan Finch is done being a good mentally ill person.
- There is no such thing as “good” eugenics, writes NOS contributor Kit Mead.
- For some reason, everybody who was arrested during the recent ADAPT action, regardless of disability or expense is supposed to come back to DC and pay their $50 fine in person. I’m happy to give the DC police a free PayPal tutorial.
What have you been reading, watching, or listening to?