#PACLAOWies Double OWie! Autonomous Press/Ink & Daggers

PACLA is excited to reveal our 5th and 6th OWie Awards!  

 

The 5th OWie Award in April goes to:  

Autonomous Press!

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Image: blue/green certificate with green filigree frame.  Top left is stamp of PACLA icon.  Bottom of image is watermarked with an arrow shooting through an open window.   Green text in multiple fonts reads: Honoring Autonomous Press.  In appreciation of your radical activism & shifting the Overton Window toward Autism Acceptance & the Neurodiversity Paradigm.  Thank You!       Parenting Autistic Children With Love & Acceptance

 

From the Autonomous Press website:

Autonomous Press (also known as AutPress) is an independent publisher focusing on works about disability, neurodivergence, and the various ways they can intersect with other aspects of identity and lived experience. We are a partnership of  disabled workers including writers, poets, artists, musicians, community scholars, and professors. Each partner takes on a share of the work of managing the press and production, and all of our workers are co-owners.

 

PACLA loves Autonomous Press and if you are the parent of an Autistic child, you should too.  The book “The Real Experts” from Autonomous Press , which was also edited by PACLA contributor and moderator Michelle Sutton, is the first book that every parent of a child with a new diagnosis needs to read.

 

While most books that are geared toward parents of autistic children promote the tragedy and medical models of disability and autism, “The Real Experts” is different.  It’s a resource for parents who choose to embrace autism acceptance and who celebrate neurodiversity.

 

Autonomous Press is pushing the Overton Window and centering the experience and writing of disabled people, who are far too often denied a voice in conversations about us!  

 

Thank you to Autonomous Press and we can’t wait to see what you do next!

 

Autonomous Press on Facebook

Autonomous Press on Twitter

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Our 6th Special Ally OWie award goes to Ink & Daggers Illustration!

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Image: blue/green certificate with green filigree frame.  Top left is stamp of PACLA icon.  Bottom of image is watermarked with an arrow shooting through an open window.   Green text in multiple fonts reads: Honoring Ink & Daggers .  In appreciation of your radical activism & shifting the Overton Window toward Autism Acceptance & the Neurodiversity Paradigm.  Thank You!       Parenting Autistic Children With Love & Acceptance

 

Congratulations and thank you to  Ink & Daggers for your activism and for pushing the Overton Window toward acceptance.  Even in the face of harsh criticism, Ink & Daggers has held their ground and pushed back against intensive interventions and ABA therapies that harm autistic people.   

 

Through their art, Ink & Daggers celebrates autistic communication, neurodiversity, noncompliance and honoring the stim while also helping to bring attention to therapies that dehumanize and traumatize to show people that there is a better way, based on love, respect and acceptance.  

 

Thank you to Ink & Daggers for your activism as an ally to the autistic community!

 

Ink & Daggers on Instagram

Ink & Daggers on Facebook

Ink & Daggers on Twitter

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About Lei

PACLA is an Autistic friendly space dedicated to guiding parents toward respectful supports and accommodations for their Autistic children through the concepts of gentle parenting and a belief in the value of neurodiversity.

Posted on April 28, 2016, in Parenting Autistic Children with Love and Acceptance. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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