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.
- Closed captioning improves literacy skills (and makes TV way more comprehensible for those of us with sensory processing issues).
- A newly public recording shows that the police knew behavior tech Charles Kinsey and his autistic client, Arnaldo Rios, were unarmed when they shot Kinsey this summer.
- Despite what the Washington Post says, there aren’t hoards of non-disabled people on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
- Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) is offering paid policy fellowships for self advocates with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
- Autistic owned and operated business Stimtastic is doing an April giveaway — Stim toys, weighted vests, and even an iPad!
- AlterConf is seeking paid neurodivergent speakers and paid speakers from other marginalized groups.
- Julia Bascom, Executive Director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, is on C-Span tomorrow at 8:15 AM. Call in!
- The Autism Acceptance Day blog is publishing interviews with Actually Autistic people during April.
- Sam Crane, Director of Public Policy at the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, weighed in on cameras in segregated special ed classrooms on PBS News Hour.
- #AutisticWhileBlack was founded by Kerima Cevik and is a must-read.
- William Shatner disappointed us all.
- The Trump White House decided to Light It Up Blue, because of course they did. ASAN released a statement.
- If you have a PA, your PA works for you. Don’t forget that, and don’t let your PA forget that either.
- Ruti Regan made a full visual schedule for your Passover seder.
What have you been reading, watching, or listening to?