Cole (he/him) (@semispeaking )

Cole (he/him)

Bio mostly nonspeaking trans autistic person. symbol based AAC user. queer, cPTSD, chronic illness
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Account created 04-07-2020 00:15:57
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iPhone : tw: abuse

Teach young autistic people about consent.

Particularly teach them about consent around sex.

Give them the tools to protect themselves and recognise if they are being abused.

But also give them the tools to recognise if their own actions are abusive.

iPhone : If there are no

Non-speaking
Non-verbal
AAC-using
Intellectually disabled
Learning disabled
Self-injurous
Support person needing
Uncontrolled stimming
[other trait/need]

autistics at your autism event, you arenโ€˜t doing it right.

Youโ€˜re only inclusive, if you include ALL of us.

iPhone : -Quality Time: Cats who are always on your lap and sleep on you whenever

-Physical Touch: Cats REALLY into pets that headbutt you

-Gifts: Cats that bring you things they hunted

-Acts of Service: Cats that like to groom you

-Words of Affirmation: CONSTANT MEOWING for minutes

iPhone : My body is good at reminding me to stop and take a break when Iโ€™m pushing myself too hard. Even though those reminders arenโ€™t always pleasant, I appreciate that my body is looking out for me.

iPhone : CW: Food

Todayโ€™s chronic illness mood is standing in the kitchen in the dark, wearing sunglasses, and making a grilled cheese.

iPhone : For all my interactions with people with chronic illness, I have never interacted with a chronically ill hypochondriac -- that is, someone who IS sick but invents additional symptoms or catastrophizes their existing ones. CW/TW: gaslighting. A THREAD. #MedTwitter (1/15) twitter.com/whatcolorbird/โ€ฆ

iPhone : Soon weโ€™ll have a cool new can opener thatโ€™s blue and that isnโ€™t rusted shut, and a functioning whisk that isnโ€™t just a bunch of wires sticking out in random directions! While it is technically possible to whisk with a bunch of wires sticking out, thereโ€™s a decent risk of injury.

iPhone : I keep getting all these gift cards from different events and studies. I got a couple today and was able to get myself some new sweaters and a few kitchen utensils that we really needed, because we mostly had hand-me-downs from my partnerโ€™s grandma that are from the 80s.

iPhone : Cautiously optimistic support update: Iโ€™ve finally been granted a new case manager. Iโ€™ll meet with her sometime in the next week. If all goes well she might be able to help me actually get the support hours Iโ€™m supposed to be getting.

iPhone : Heather Finlay-Morreale MD Availability of information with symbol supports so that I can understand everything more easily and remember what the doctors say. Being able to bring a communication support person without a major fuss. Numbing cream for things like blood draws.

iPhone : As an autistic person I NEVER feel safe when leaving my home.

I KNOW I will at the very least get stares, whispers, and pointing as reactions to my natural autistic existence. I KNOW I will be mistreated in some way.

Thatโ€˜s why I am ALWAYS in distress when leaving my home.

iPhone : All these mental health panels without captioning, transcription and ASL, and mental health photos without description demonstrates how ableism exists in a place trying to abolish sanism

Newsflash, people with multiple disabilities can struggle mentally

iPhone : gem ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿงฌ On top of just seeing ableism directed at autistic people in general, Iโ€™ve faced a lot of interpersonal ableism too, which has definitely jaded my view on it all. In a better program, I probably would have had a much better experience and been able to handle it more.

iPhone : gem ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿงฌ Iโ€™m not in psychology, Iโ€™m in Special Ed, but Iโ€™m also surrounded by Those People and a lot of the same content. And itโ€™s hard, itโ€™s really hard. Itโ€™s definitely important to think about your trauma triggers and whether youโ€™ll can handle being exposed to those all the time