dragonborn’s spouse is talked into having a drink with friends and the like one night, drinks a bit too much
somebody asks “what’s it like to bed the dragonborn?”
dragonborn’s spouse, slurred speech and all, hiccups before replying “let’s just say my name’s practically become a thu’um”
everyone around them roars with cheers and laughter
This is it. This is truly the most horrifying image humanity has ever created. This is the downfall of all that we have ever known, all of our hopes and dreams, our very way of life.
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(Image description: A partial screenshot of a blog post. The title reads “How I reduced screaming and verbal stimming in my child with autism”, and below that is a colour photograph of a hand holding a rectangular plastic “clicker” device.)
I think I may have mentioned this blog post, and the sadness and confusion I felt when I came across it, in one of my videos. This screenshot is from the blog of an “autism parent”. Yes, that is a clicker. Yes, she is encouraging the use of animal training methods on Autistic children. Yes, she considers any kind of vocal stimming, not just screaming, to be a “bad behaviour”. To top it all off, her blog banner reads, “Discovering SOLUTIONS to the Everyday Problems of Living with AUTISM”. Here is an excerpt from her tutorial on how to train your disabled child like a dog to have a “Quiet Mouth”:
Third, I sat back and watched my child. Since he was making bad noises, I decided to reinforce Quiet Mouth (i.e., lips together, no sound). Whenever he had a split second of Quiet Mouth, I immediately tagged (made a click-sound with the device) and handed over a treat. Every time his mouth was Quiet, I tagged (clicked) and treated. Soon there was much more Quiet Mouth behavior. When doing this it is important to ignore and pay no attention to vocal stims or screaming. Do not look at the child, do not speak to him/her or explain. Just say nothing, and immediately tag and treat as soon as there is even a split second of Quiet Mouth. You can also tag and treat a child for any appropriate vocalizations. If he/she says a nice word, or makes an appropriate comment, then tag and reinforce that. Your goal is to increase Quiet Mouth and appropriate vocalizations.
And sadly, as bad as this attitude and treatment of Autistic children is, this is a relatively tame example when compared to the other unethical treatments, therapies, and methods of discipline that Autistic children are being subjected to every day (all in the name of making them appear less obviously Autistic). This is why we need Autism Acceptance Month and not the fear-mongering, negative, misinformed “awareness” that Autism Speaks and its allies are pumping out this April.
We need acceptance because Autistic children should be loved and accepted wholly and completely for who they are, not hurt and mistreated in their parent’s frantic search for a “cure”. Because Autistic people deserve to be treated with respect and listened to, not silenced and forced or coerced to conform to an ableist, non-disabled ideal. Because Autistic children need accommodation and understanding to live healthy, happy lives, not sketchy “treatments” and intensive, soul-crushing “therapies” to try to make them appear more neurotypical and less Autistic.
For more information on ASAN’s Autism Acceptance Month, see the about page on the website here: http://www.autismacceptancemonth.com/about/
Oh my fucking god. Are you kidding me?! To your own KID? TO ANY KID? A FUCKING CHILD?!This is absolutely disgusting, is this really how people see autistic people? As, like, not people?!
As an autistic person, I’m not surprised by this AT ALL. When I was a kid, my professors dealt with my stimming by tying, then gluing my hands down so they couldn’t move and not allowing me to use my hands for eating (even fruit or boiled eggs!)
We need to do something about these so-called “autism parents” and guarantee the safety and security of autistic children instead of throwing useless amount of money at an unnecessary “cure”
I can’t. I look at my son and I see the difficulties we have raising him, and never, in a thousand years, would I ever look at this child and think to myself, “We’ll try this thing that works on dogs.” Clicker training a child? Really? This is child abuse. This is just fucking torture. Don’t look at the kid or communicate? I’m shaking, I’m so angry and sad and horrified. These people need their children taken away from them. These kids need to be protected.
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