Four events are coming up in late August and September, the International Day of Protest Against ABA, the International Day of the Stim, and two Neurodivergent Hangouts! Learn more about how to join and get involved below.
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The fourth annual International Day of Protest Against ABA is happening on August 31st, 2021.
Join us online to protest ABA and other abusive "interventions" often used on autistic children and adults.
RSVP and share our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1518611075170759
As in previous years, this event will take place online, primarily through social media. We invite autistic people and allies to share or retweet writings, videos, and art by ABA survivors, neurotypical and autistic parents of autistic children, and former ABA therapists.
Want to submit a piece of writing, art, or other media about ABA to be shared on our @ProtestABA Facebook page? Send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 31!
Previously written/created work is accepted. Please include image descriptions and captions in your submissions, or reach out to us if you need help with them.
As disabled communities renew calls to #StopTheShock at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Massachusetts, United States, following the FDA ban being overturned by a federal appeals court last month, we join global efforts to end sanctioned torture against disabled children and adults in the name of behavioural "treatment".
To learn more about the JRC and what you can do: https://www.autisticsunitedca.org/blog/stoptheshock
Autistics United Canada will again be hosting two Neurodivergent Hangout events in August and September.
These are casual, online events where we come together as neurodivergent people (eg: autistics, ADHDers, people with intellectual/development disability, people with mental health challenges, etc.) to chat and play online board games.
Our August event takes place on August 29, 2021 at 3-5 pm PST / 6-8 pm EST. Click here to find your time zone conversion.
Register here for the August Zoom link:
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/890459878171441/
Starting September, our neurodivergent hangouts will be at a different time. The new time will be at 1-3 pm PST / 4-6 pm EST. Find your time zone conversion for the September event here.
Register here for the September Zoom link: https://forms.gle/s7g8GzjhufuS642F8
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/271203177796248
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International Day of the Stim is on September 17, 2021! This day is a worldwide celebration of stimming, originally started by Autistics for Autistics Ontario.
Members of Autistics United Canada, Autistics for Autistics Ontario, and the wider autistic community will be collaborating for this event.
You can find out more on the International Day of the Stim Facebook page.
We hope to see you at this upcoming events! As always, if you have any questions or are in need of any support, please feel free reach out to us at info@AutistiscUnitedCA.org.