I recently stumbled upon your intriguing research on ABA and PTSS/PTSD. I am preparing a presentation about ABA where I hope to share some of the growing debate around its responsiveness. It would be extremely helpful if I could record an interview with you, even if just for five minutes to share with my colleagues and doctoral (Education Leadership) classmates. I can make myself available whenever is convenient for you. If possible questions I hope to ask are:
What is your role and how do you experience ABA?
Dr. Henny: In relation to myself and ABA, I encountered the legislation that made it possible for my children to receive it as a medicaid covered supports after their diagnosis.
How do you define ABA?
Dr. Henny: The services that must be delivered to qualify for medicaid funding, per the Autism CARES Act
How have you seen ABA support students in the classroom?
Dr. Henny: In my private practice, I provide STEM AAC lessons and piano lessons to nonspeaking autistic students around the world. When an ABA therapist is present for the session, I can see that they will happily help my student when the take my instruction to point in the book with a pencil, silently. I also see that it is helpful for the piano lesson to be a Reward, and not a Task. As we know, music-making is inherently rewarding, and Johnny has a bill of rights. (“I appreciate the last hour of learning from you”) .
How have you seen ABA fail to support students in the classroom?
Dr. Henny: I have seen ABA therapists insist on interfering in my prepaid sessions with my students. One student was assessed as being frightened of vacuum cleaners, and therefore was subjected to vacuuming sounds if they bolted from table-top tasks. As our lessons are largely based around a piano bench, a 30-minute session had to be providing constructive education with a review of last week’s assignment, preparation for the upcoming week’s practice, and a joyful experience of music-making with an adult. Resultantly, I changed my practice policies to exclude ABA-exposed individuals from paying for an intake consult, as I would not accept them into my practice anyway.
Mr. Morales asked, “what can I share with my educational professional staff and colleagues at the school?”
Watch social media content by #actuallyautistic people.
Try to make a friend. We all need friends.
Sometimes, we need a non-autistic romantic partner to give us a chance at a family life.
Learn ASL from a deaf educator. Show everyone a sign in every sentence you engage in speech. “Good MOOOOOOOOORNING FIFTH GRADE [good] [morning] [class] [5th]
Dr. Henny’s publishings include articles of many diverse subjects. The following is a list with direct links. ****If anything is inaccessible, please Contact me right away, and I will prioritize your request.
The peer mentorship model is really considered for autistic people. The federation for the blind was started by a blind a lawyer who was also a black man. The United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) was of course, also started by a group of people with cerebral palsy. These organizations continue to serve as a safe place for individuals to experience employment opportunities where disability accommodations are de facto provisions.
Autism Speaks is the largest recipient of state and federal grants and their agenda is to fund research aimed at treatment, cures, and early detection. This goes against the grain of autistic culture and does not consider what the people they claim to serve are asking for.
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Dr. Henny Kupferstein
Henny Kupferstein, Ph.D., holds an Associates Degree in Human Services, a Masters Degree in Transformative Leadership, is trained in music therapy and earned her Ph.D. in Psychology. In November 2020, she published a pivotal report that supported the $10.3-billion allocation of funds for developmentally disabled people in California to transition to the Self Determination Program (SDP) for July 1st, 2021 [Autistic Communication Support – 5 year Outcome Report (2014-2019)].
Dr. Henny is an autistic savant who pioneered an evidence-based piano lesson curriculum that guarantees full and independent movement of all 10 fingers for students with neurological movement disorders (i.e. dyspraxia, cerebral palsy, post-stroke paralysis, etc.). Additionally, she conducts ongoing lobbying and policy reporting for the Doogri Institute, and informs members of the Assembly on ways to meet the needs of their disabled constituents, and laws that lend them to navigate local and state government bureaucracy with positive outcomes.
In 2020, she published the AGP Model for analysts, pedagogues, and divergent artists. An advocate for humane and ethical research, Henny works tirelessly to disseminate the AGP Model to promote the “I am #ablegrounded” movement for diversity, equity, inclusion, and acceptance. Her research interests include perfect pitch, sensory integration, augmentative communication (AACs), cortical vision impairment, and societal trauma. Henny calls herself the “accessibility queen”; in the spirit of streamlining interpersonal connection, she offers this https://linktr.ee/drhenny for people to find her work and contacts through any platform, and all her videos have closed captions. She always says ‘yes’ to bougie avocado toast.
Henny (interviewer): In the US, I’m doing research, scientific research on autism. The autistic people are very oppressed. In the Navajo culture, the autistic people are healers. They consider that psychotic people, the autistic people, are the healers of Society. But in the medical system, these people take medicine, go to the hospital, special schools and medicines, and it is not helping. I really like, I want autistic people to share their experience without medical filter. I take an example from the writings (…) on the exhibits where everything is “our work, our culture, our environment, our Family, our life”. How can we have more people in the Western medical Society push to have an independent voice, even if they are oppressed?
Indigenous man: Consegui. Ela quer, pelo que ela me passou, deu pra me entender que eles trazem tipo um trabalho, uma medicina diferenciada, uma medicina diferenciada, é, como é que eu posso te dizer aqui… que isto é uma cura natural né? O autismo é uma cura natural. Que se baseia muito na cura natural. Você viu aqui no memorial falando muito sobre cultura, sobre pintura. É o que é mais discutido aqui no semblante a nível nacional. A medicina tradicional, a medicina hoje tribal, ela é muito restrita. Ela só é, ela é muito conservada. Os segredos da floresta, os segredos da medicina, quem tem o poder hoje da medicina são os pajés, que são nossos médicos como se fossem os nossos médicos para a sociedade brasileira. Porque existem dois mundos: o índio e o branco. (Homem chega e põe o dedo no rosto do indígena) São separados. Então, tem o mundo do índio e o mundo do branco. Eles são separados um do outro (consegue falar pra ela?)
Translation to English:
I could understand. She wants, from what she has passed to me, it was possible to understand that they bring the type of work, a different medicine, a differentiated medicine, it is, how can I say this, it is a natural healing, isn’t it? Autism is a natural healing. That is based on a natural cure. You saw in the memorial place people talking a lot about culture, about painting. This is what it is most discussed herein the National level. Traditional medicine, tribe medicine nowadays, it is very restricted. It is just that, is it is very preserved. The secrets of the forest, the secrets of medicine, who has the power today of medicine are the shamans, that are just like doctors for us as they are for the Brazilian Society. Because there are two words: the Indian and the white. (A man puts the finger in the face of the indigenous person). They are separated. So there is the world of the Indian and the world of the white. They are separated one from the other. (Can you tell her that?)
Henny (interviewer): I wonder about the painting. Is the painting a way to honor the difference of the person from the perspective of the painter? Or is the painter making an interpretation of the person when they are painting? Or maybe a completely different topic?
Indigenous man: Sim. A pintura é uma identificação de você dizer qual é o povo que você pertence.
Translation to English:
Yes. The painting is an identification for you to say which people (tribe) you belong to.
Another man: Yes, it is a tribal marking.
Indigenous man: No Brasil hoje, nós somos 360 povos indígenas diferentes. Falamos 273 línguas diferentes.
Translation to English:
In Brazil nowadays, we are 360 different indigenous peoples. We speak 273 different languages.
Henny (interviewer): It is exhausting!
Indigenous man: Cada cultura, cada povo tem sua própria pintura. Cada povo tem sua própria característica. Então são várias, é o país mais rico do planeta Terra, dentro dessa galáxia, com grandes povos indígenas por diversidade de pessoas indígenas.
Translation to English:
Each people has its own culture, each people has its own painting, each people has its own characteristics. Then there are many, it is the richest country of planet Earth, in this Galaxy, with great Indigenous peoples, with a diversity of indigenous peoples.
Another man: (not audible)
Henny (interviewer): So it is like a celebration of the identity, the culture, and the language.
Sim, é como se fosse uma celebração, é como se fosse uma representação de quem eu sou.
Translation to English:
Yes, it is as if it was a celebration, it is as if it was a representation of who I am
Henny (interviewer): How do you feel wearing American clothing?
Eu me sinto como se eu não estivesse no meu mundo, eu tou no mundo de outra sociedade.
Translation to English:
I feel as if I was not in my world, I am in the world of another society
Eu sou o último jaguar do nosso povo. O povo mundurucu hoje ele tem segmentos. Eu sou o único jaguar desta geração mundurucu. Eu sou espiritualista. Eu sou ritualista.
Translation to English:
I am the last jaguar of our people. The munducuru people today it has segments. I am the only jaguar of this munducuru generation. I am a spiritualist. I am ritualist.
Henny (interviewer): Fourth Generation? Oh, he is the fifth.
Translation to English:
Eu sou ritualista, né, então quando eu entro em processo de meu trabalho, dentro de minha espiritualidade, eu não tenho que me explicar. Porque é inexplicavel o que voce consegue sentir. Existe os momentos em que você entra em processo de transição com os nossos ancestrais, isto daí são coisas que não podemos revelar, porque isto é entre nós e nossos espíritos que nos guiam aqui na Terra.
Translation to English:
I am ritualist, isn´t it, then when I get into my work process, inside my spirituality, I don’t have to explain myself. Because it is inexplicable what you can feel. There are the moments in that you get into the process of transition with our ancestors, these are things that we cannot reveal because this is between us and our spirits that guide us here on Earth.
Henny (interviewer): Tell him that people ask me, you know, I live in the fourth dimension how do I come down? And I tell them I don’t come down, I’m living before everything. And I have to step up to live to be with the material people. Does he feel a direction or does he feel more fluid? When he steps in here how does it feel coming down?
Quando nós vamos fazer a nossa espiritualiade, nós vamos buscar o que não tem neste mundo aqui, é em outro mundo, nós buscamos algo que a gente vai ver lá na frente, através de nosso trabalho, da nosso espiritualidade nós consegue ver o que vai acontecer lá na frente, quem será o novo presidente da República, como é que vai ser o nosso país, como é que vai ser a chuva, como é que vai chover, então a gente busca esta espiritualidade lá na frente, então quer dizer, o que passou para trás a gente não pode saber, a gente tem que saber o que está na frente, é para isto que serve a nosso espiritualidade, para nós saber o que vai esta na frente. Quando nós usamos a nossa matéria prima, que é o Santo Daime, nós chama de Macrô, nós chama de Mariri, mas no branco é chamado de Daime, quando a gente toma este remédio a gente abre a nossa terceira dimensão, que nós só temos duas dimensão, nós abrimos numa proporção de dez, nós utilizamos hoje só isto aqui, então isto daqui não utilizamos, quando você usa esta matéria prima que é o Daime, você abre a tua 3a dimensão, você não consegue abrir as dez dimensões, porque senão o seu conhecimento fica muito louco, você não consegue ver.
Translation to English:
When we are going to do our spirituality, we are going to look for what it is not in this world here, it is in another world, we are looking for something that we will see ahead, through our work, through our spirituality we can see what is going to happen there ahead, who will be the new president of the Republic, how will our country be like, how will be the rain, how will it rain, so we seek this spirituality up ahead, so I mean, what has passed behind us we cannot know, we have to know what is ahead, this is what serves our spirituality, for us to know what is ahead. When we use our raw material, which is Santo Daime, we call Macrô, we call Mariri, but the white people call it Daime, when we take this medicine we open our third dimension, that we only have two dimensions, we open in a ratio of ten, we use this only today, so this we do not use, when you use this raw material that is Daime, you open your 3rd dimension, you can’t open the ten dimensions, because otherwise, your knowledge goes crazy, you can’t see it
Henny (interviewer): The more transpersonal way is to describe your experience.
Quando você toma o Daime, a gente entra em um processo de transição, você sai desta nova dimensão, você não fica mais nela, esta matéria não te pertence mais, você tem um tempo que abre a porta, chama-se o Portal do Aspiral. Quando se abre a porta do Aspiral, você é transferido para outra dimensão, e você sai deste mundo que nós estamos hoje. Você tem um tempo, você leva de três horas, quatro horas em transito fora de si. Quando você volta para si novamente, quando vai acabando o efeito da medicina, você não consegue muitas vezes lembrar o que se passou naquela transição, porque o portal fechou e você não consegue explicar mais o que você viu.
Translation to English:
When you take Daime, we go into a transition process, you get out of this new dimension, you don’t stay in it anymore, this matter doesn’t belong to you anymore, you have a time that opens the door, it’s called the Aspiral [astural] Portal. When you open the door of Aspiral, you are transferred to another dimension, and you leave this world that we are in today. You have time, you take three hours, four hours transitioning outside of you. When you come back to yourself again, when the effect of the medicine is ending, you can’t often remember what happened in that transition, because the portal has closed and you can’t explain what you saw anymore.
Henny (interviewer): Wow, so much movement!
Quando você volta você tras o conhecimento
Translation to English:
When you return you bring the knowledge
Henny (interviewer): Do you bring the knowledge that is a summary interpretation, or do you bring pieces of the knowledge you are exposed to? Like a personal myth or is it?
Quando você volta, você trás, eu não sei se eu possso revelar isto, por que eu sou um lider tribal, muitas vezes tem a constestação de outras pessoas, porque geralmente quem faz uso do Dame não que que seja revelado o que acontece lá, mas geralmente quando você toma o Daime, você busca encontrar alguem ou adquirir outro conhecimento.
Translation to English:
When you come back, you bring, I don’t know if I can reveal this, because I’m a tribal leader, I often have a protest from other people, because generally, those who use the Daime don’t want to reveal what happens there, but usually when you take Daime, you seek to find someone or acquire other knowledge.
Henny (interviewer): Would his experience be different if he had to do it with people who are not from his culture in another location, would the experience be different, or would it still be informed by his culture?
É conforme a ancestralidade e a vivência das pessoas. Cada ser desenvolve o seu próprio Deus, o Deus é individual, meu Deus é diferente do seu, o seu é diferente do meu, a nossa credibilidade de entender qual é o nosso Deus só pertence a nós
Translation to English:
It is according to the ancestry and experience of people. Each being develops his own God, God is individual, my God is different from yours, yours is different from mine, our credibility to understand who is our God belongs to us alone
Não tem restrição para você fazer o uso do Daime, o Daime você usa conforme você queira ver algo que você não viu, te mostra alguma coisa que você não tem, te mostra uma coisa que não existe neste mundo, a terceiro dimenão que abre em nosso mente é a que você não vai conseguir ver, o que o Daime abre o que você não veria com esta visão normal, o que teu olho não consegue ver, o Daime, depois que você é transportado, ele te mostra. Eu uso constantemente, porque cada uso que eu faço eu quero buscar uma coisa, cada uso que eu faço eu quero descobrir algo, eu faço o uso do Daime já querendo aquilo. Eu mentalizo o que quero, eu faço o uso do Daime já sabendo o que eu quero, tipo assim, “ah, eu quero matar alguém”, daí eu vou tomar aquele Daime com maldade no meu peito, e eu vou ver só a maldade. Se eu tomar o Daime só querendo o bem, eu vou ver o bem, então ele vai me proporcionar aquilo que eu estou procurando.
Translation to English:
There is no restriction for you to use Daime, Daime you use when you want to see something you didn’t see, it shows you something you don’t have, shows you something that doesn’t exist in this world, the third dimension that opens in our mind is what you can’t see, what Daime opens is what you wouldn’t see with this normal vision, what your eye can’t see, the Daime, after you’re transported, it shows you. I use it constantly because every use I make I want to get something, every use I make I want to find something, I make use of Daime already wanting that. I mentalize what I want, I use Daime already knowing what I want, like, “oh, I want to kill someone”, so I’ll take that Daime with evil in my chest, and I’ll just see the evil. If I take Daime just wishing for good, I’ll see good, so it will give me what I’m looking for.
Henny (interviewer): What is his mental process, when he has to transition and put American or his clothing and enter this space. What is his mental process, what does he negotiate with himself?
Quando eu coloco esta roupa aqui, é a maneira de ser aceito aqui fora.
Translation to English:
When I put these clothes here, it is the manner to be accepted here outside
Porque eu sei que sem esta roupa aqui eu não consigo chegar nos lugares que eu sou aceito para defender a minha história, porque toda a minha história é defendida dentro de um sistema que é preciso usar isto aqui, dentro de nosso ritual isto aqui não serve, isto tem que tirar para que os nosso encantandos possam descer e receber os nossos pedidos para poder levar para os cosmos estelares
Translation to English:
Because I know that without this outfit here I can’t get to the places that I am accepted to defend my story, because all my story is defended within a system that needs it to be used, within our ritual it doesn’t fit, this has to take off so that our enchanted ones can come down and receive our requests to take to the cosmos of the stars
E também eu uso esta roupa aqui porque por uma questão de status, porque hoje eu uso uma Amarok, se eu dirigir uma Amarok como um índio a policia vai me prender na primeira parada pensando que eu roubei o carro.
Translation to English:
And also I wear this outfit here because for the sake of status, because today I drive an Amarok, if I drive an Amarok as an Indian the police will arrest me at the first stop thinking I stole the car.
Eu nasci no Manicoré no Amazonas, no coração da Floresta Amazônica
Translation to English:
I was born in Manicoré in Amazon, in the heart of the Amazon Forest
Henny (interviewer): The last question I have is, what is the gesture of respect?
Gratidão. Existe um gesto, quando você termina de tomar o seu Daime, aí você coloca as mãos assim, que são os segmentos de entrada no portal, voce faz uma reverência que você esta agradecendo, a todo aquele centro que te foi oferecido, você segura a sua mão assim, que é como você está em respeito a qualquer cidadão
Translation to English:
Gratitude. There is a gesture, when you finish taking your Daime, then you put your hands like that, they are the entrance segments in the portal, you make a bow that you are thanking all that center you were offered, you hold your hand like that, that’s how you are in respect to any citizen
Henny (Interviewer): And the knees? After, afterwards, so you went down? And then, and then like this?
Bom geralmente depende da reverência que ele vai fazer. Ele pode dobrar os joelhos ou somente flexionar o tronco com as maõs unidas. É uma forma de você dizer que ele é superior no conhecimento do que você.
Translation to English:
Well, usually depends on the reverence he will make. He can bend his knees or just flex his trunk with his joined hands. It’s a way for you to say that he is superior in knowledge than you
E também fala para ela que eu sou o cacique número 1 do Brasil, o maior lider tribal do Brasil hoje.
Translation to English:
And also tell her that I am the number 1 cacique in Brasil, the greatest tribal leader in Brasil today
Não, sginifica que eu sou respeitado pelo conhecimento que eu tenho, e eu sou o único que tem uma cadeira na Academia Brasileira de Letras, eu sou um imortal lá
Translation to English:
No, it means that I am respected for the knowledge I have, and I am the only one that has a chair at the Brazilian Academy of Letters, I am an immortal there
Henny (interviewer): Yes, Oh wow!
Eu posso falar neste sentido, tudo o que eu quero, tudo o que eu busco, eu busco na minha espiritualidade. Eu faço o meu ritual, faço os meus cantos, eu chamo os meus encantados, os nosso espiritos, meus ancestrais, e eu peço a eles o que eu quero para mim, e eles me dão uma resposta com o tempo passar do tempo, eu só faço as coisas que eles me permitem fazer. Não é assim, vou te dar um carro amanhã. Eles vão me dar a forma para que eu consiga chegar no meu objetivo.
Translation to English:
I can speak in this sense, everything I want, everything I seek, I seek in my spirituality. I do my ritual, I do my songs, I call my enchanted, our spirits, my ancestors, and I ask them what I want for myself, and they give me an answer over time, I just do the things they allow me to do. Not so, I’ll give you a car tomorrow. They will give me the way so that I can reach my goal.
Henny (interviewer): Maybe I thought, I interpreted it, is that it exists but for a different purpose.
Quando eu vou para fazer o meu ritual, que eu quero fazer uma coisa, para fazer uma viagem, eu vou no ritual par saber se eles vão me liberar para fazer esta viagem. Como eu bebo o Daime, aí eu vou saber se eu vou poder viajar ou não, se vou ter um acidente ou se vou ter uma viagem bem sucedida.
Translation to English:
When I go to do my ritual, that I want to do something, to go on a trip, I go to the ritual to know if they will release me to do this trip. Since I drink Daime, then I will know if I can travel or not, if I will have an accident or if I will have a successful trip
Sim, é exatamente para isto que serve o Daime, para te mostrar o que vai acontecer. Naquele momento voce vai decidir o que vai fazer. Se você quer que aconteça, a decisão é sua.
Translation to English:
Yes, it is exactly for this that Daime is for, to show you what will happen. At that moment you will decide what you will do. If you want it to happen, the decision is yours.
Henny (interviewer): What can he, a message to take home for me. About being strong with
What you know is true for you without allowing people to colonize your experience because they have the power.
Geralmente a gente fala assim: Meu grande Deus me proteja. Turusubaiu sipia
Translation to English:
Usually, we say like this: My great God, protect me. Turusubaiu sipia (native language)
Translation to English:
Sim, eu produzo o meu próprio Daime
Translation to English:
Yes, I produce my own Daime
Henny (interviewer): Is this association that assists all the tribes? Wow. I really thank you for your wisdom. It’s very important. Thank you.
Timestamps of when Henny speaks during the interview below for future reference.
Timestamps of when Nataniel (indigenous man) speaks.
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there’s — — nothing else they can do for you there — — is nothing else that we can do for you — — as well I understand you believe you — — need treatment and I don’t doubt that — — you do but when they tell you that they — — cannot provide treatment that’s where — — the problem comes in because they’re not — — going to treat you it’s all sitting here — — and waiting is not the solution okay you — — have to go to your primary care provider — — and you have to go through your your — — your doctor in order to get those — — treatments and not the emergency room — — orders for the vascular port placement — — so I could have ID access over here I — — understand the procedure to be approved — — by the insurance I got a phone call — — yesterday confirming that I will be — — registered at 2 o’clock and that I — — understand I have to fast for 6 hours ok — — in my charts in the portal indicating — — the name of the physician doctor who was — — assigned the procedure yes came to talk — — to me two times yes and after he loved — — some other people came in and they they — — told me not because I’m hard of hearing — — I am they are not able to provide the — — disability accommodation I told them — — that I am waiving my right for a — — translator in the interest of — — prioritizing my medical care I also — — informed the physician that I will be — — happy to sign the forms I am capable of — — signing the consent forms and I also — — indicated to the team whoever was here — — that I will they offered me the — — procedure with anesthesia without — — anesthesia they said that because I — — because I live alone — — they cannot let me go with the uber car — — so they will do it without the — — anesthesia and I said that I cannot — — consent to that did not know that was an — — option so I have provided everything for — — them and instead of bringing the social — — worker here to assist in finalizing — — everything I have been poorly treated — — here before in the past there at this — — time — — it is was purely denying me treatment on — — the basis of a disability they decided — — that I am deaf and therefore cannot — — provide consent I have told them I can — — hear from my right ear and I can provide — — consent and there is nothing warranting — — me holding me here for two almost 12 — — hours fasting without the procedure — — I’m not medically safe to go another day — — without the procedure and nobody has — — provided information guaranteeing for me — — this procedure if there is a reschedule — — this reschedule nobody has rescheduled — — nobody has told me how I can access it — — and this is like I said earlier the only — — facility that does this procedure in San — — Diego for patients with Molina for — — keeping the appointment okay man there’s — — a procedure is a way you have to go — — about doing these things okay because — — you can’t just because you’re upset that — — they haven’t helped you today there’s a — — procedure you have to go through you — — have a social worker you have a doctor — — you have to go through these persons and — — then make an appointment to get that — — procedure scheduled stay in okay so that — — has nothing to do with this right now — — okay they meet this role okay they need — — this room if you need a ride home we — — could give you a ride home but you can’t — — sit here and occupy a room because they — — cannot help you at this time they cannot — — and you sitting here is not going to be — — able to help or is not gonna be able to — — do anything you know somebody else need — — services they’ve helped you today you’ve — — been here 12 hours and I understand — — you’re not happy with the service but I — — checked in I have not yet she said you — — spoken to the doctors already and they — — told you that they cannot do it I spoke — — to the doctor to ask him about the two — — questions that I was supposed to ask — — about the procedure okay finding out — — technicalities about the type of port — — that whether it needs to be covered in — — water or not and whether he will be able — — to provide the clearance for the home — — health nurse to be able to access the — — port okay but that has nothing that has — — nothing to do with right now because — — we’re here the police are here so at — — this point it’s past that UCSD tends to — — solve problems with police that doesn’t — — serve the community is on it — — resources okay guys zero control over — — that okay so what we have to do is we — — have to ask you to leave okay I actually — — have a legal right to access medical — — care — — there was a point to to me and if there — — is any reason why the medical care — — cannot be provided to me then I need to — — be informed about that and I will no — — longer be poorly treated I understand — — nothing to do with the police department — — okay you’re gonna do with the police — — department because there’s only two — — options here alright I just want you to — — understand that okay either you have to — — step outside or gonna have to get your — — medical treatment at Las Colinas all — — right and I don’t want it have to do — — that’s the woman’s the attention — — facility okay it’s at the jail all right — — and that’s where if you’re trespassing — — which is this can be considered because — — the nurses have told you that you you’re — — gone clearly okay you have to leave I — — also have to be here for my procedure — — where should I go well you have to talk — — to your doctor and your social worker — — about that I have doctor’s orders and — — the social what their procedures are not — — today and they are not in here who did — — not bring the social worker I asked if — — they need help that is your job that is — — not their job that is your job you’re — — trying to put your job on to them your — — job is to get the social worker and the — — doctor and to come to the hospital for — — your appointment I do not have a social — — worker who will come to the hospital — — that’s not a social worker — — okay well you have to figure that out — — you can’t stay in here because you’re — — upset with your treatment — — you cannot alright I don’t I don’t know — — I can’t keep explaining that to you I — — understand that either you have to leave — — or we have to arrest you I don’t want to — — arrest you I come here to comply with — — our medical orders okay information okay — — I have a right to medical treatment yes — — approved by insurance well I’m just — — letting you know you’re gonna get your — — medical treatment in jail if you don’t — — step out and we you’re occupying this — — room when they’ve already cleared — — we’ve asked you guys what is the problem — — with receiving medical care at this — — facility you have to do it the right way — — that is it you can’t just sit here and — — wait for medical treatment because the — — whole city would do that you have to go — — through proper procedures to get your to — — get your treatment yes and thank you no — — no are you sitting in here it’s not the — — right way when they’ve asked you to — — leave you have to go to your primary — — care doctor okay your primary care — — doctor yes and get that settled to where — — you could walk in and have your — — procedure done and that’s it in the — — emergency room yes I registered in the — — admissions office and I signed the — — consent for treatment any clock can you — — take a seat primary hurt can you take a — — seat your hands are shaking I can tell — — you’re upset just take a seat while we — — talk about Gloria come over here come — — over here I’m pretty loud come over here — — come to me take a seat — — you’re telling me you can’t hear me — — right now Annie can you not hear me you — — can hear me yes okay take a seat please — — take a seat on the end of the bed so — — that would be the opposite way at the — — end of the bed but if you want to take a — — seat over there that’s fine I want you — — to take a look easier for me okay — — there is nobody outside right now there — — are no doctors there is no nurses if you — — look at this Bay over here the staff has — — asked you to leave police are asking you — — to leave at this point it’s considered — — trespassing where do I ready if you — — think you’re being refused medical — — treatment go to a different hospital but — — this hospital has cleared you medically — — cleared you yes this is the only — — facility that does the procedure under — — the medical insurance plan bag right and — — you will have to follow up with medical — — or the hospital a later date but there — — is nobody in this whole Bay to treat you — — it’s empty the only people here is us — — and security there’s nobody else here to — — treat you today and they’re asking you — — to leave which you have refused which is — — why the police are here — — we are asking you to — — and you seem to be going in circles — — about your treatment that we have no — — control over so there’s a nurse that’s — — going to come explain it to you one last — — time about why your treatment or — — procedure cannot be done today and if — — you continue to refuse past that you’ll — — be taken to jail is this person able to — — we have no control over who comes in — — here we have zero control the person — — able to provide information for me on — — how I can access this procedure I I — — imagine it would be following up with — — your primary care physician again but — — you feel free to ask the nurse because — — this is your last chance when the nurse — — comes in here and explains it you can — — ask questions but once that part is done — — you have to leave and I already told you — — what happens if you don’t leave and I — — don’t want to do that I really don’t — — it’s a waste of our resources to have to — — do that because it’s something you — — should do voluntarily — — where do you live penny penny where do — — you live you said you live alone right — — you live alone — — do you have an apartment yes I live — — independently okay where what part of — — the city what part of the city downtown — — Claremont what part of the city do you — — live independently — — I live in University City okay we’re — — gonna give you a ride home once we clear — — here okay — — all right so remember we told you that — — we’re all set okay you can go home now — — you’re all done there’s we didn’t do any — — procedure so you don’t need to stay — — anymore all the doctors have went home — — so you’re done and the supervisor — — remember she came and talked to you and — — said the same thing you’re all done okay — — you’re a different person yes I was here — — when you were when they were in here — — talking to you — — I just wasn’t over here talking to you I — — was just over here with some other — — patients Derek there has been one female — — she said that she was the house — — supervisor he has all supervisor and she — — I asked her if maybe she can bring a — — social worker to be able to coordinate — — for me and she did not know she said — — that the staff this um the people that — — are scheduling the appointment will talk — — to you about all that stuff but today — — the only thing she could offer you was — — to go to the ER or to leave yes I have — — informed her that I have not been able — — to schedule the translator service — — because the super director of DCs is on — — maternity leave and I will not be able — — to schedule with the translator services — — anytime soon so because I do not have a — — system in place — — I still do need the medical here and the — — procedure and that is why I told the — — doctor that I am consenting through the — — procedure without the translator service — — but there was a lot more to it than that — — and I don’t want to get them into it — — because you’ve been there over it about — — 20 times already but if you need an IV — — in the meantime you can go to your — — doctors they can put a temporary IV in — — you until you can come back and have the — — proper stuff going okay yeah the hole it — — won’t be today though the Holmen health — — bridge home hell — — that said they advocated for the — — procedure with a primary doctor because — — they’ve been blowing all the veins ever — — yeah so you definitely need it but it — — needs to be done the proper way okay — — today was not the proper way you didn’t — — have a ride home and yes it wasn’t set — — up properly with the translator so this — — stud needs happen it needs to happen yes — — both of those barriers were already — — resolved but not our physician our — — physician had questions about the order — — to the house supervisor has already been — — over all of this it’s not happening — — today you need to understand that okay — — that’ll be the easiest for you to — — understand well okay that’s it all right — — how am I going to access this treatment — — so you’re gonna have to reschedule okay — — in the meantime instead of taking you to — — jail I’m just gonna take you home to — — your apartment all right oh they — — canceled your appointment how do I have — — information that I showed up and I came — — here and I provided all of them once — — again what I am a police officer I have — — no control or no knowledge of that — — however they have asked you to leave — — this entire medical bay is empty you — — cannot have the procedure done today — — you’ll have to call back and reschedule — — and find out I cannot answer your — — questions because they are medical — — related I don’t know anything about that — — however I am asking you to leave — — security has asked you to leave if you — — refuse to leave you go to jail I’m — — trying to just offer you a ride home a — — free ride home is the only facility that — — I know personnel once a week but we — — cannot keep going in circles in — — conversation right now you cannot — — continue to monopolize our time hospital — — security crime and nurses time I’ll — — continue to come talk we’re trying to — — explain the situation that is not going — — to happen I need you to make a decision — — right now whether you would like me to — — drive you home — — and drop you off or would you like to go — — to jail for trespassing — — I don’t need your assistance because you — — said you cannot assist me with the okay — — okay I’ve already asked for that and I — — there you go all right we have to go — — kami no longer stay here okay after you — — do you want me to drop you off — — you can walk out on your own we have to — — go no more conversation okay I need to — — work with to be able to guarantee that I — — can access the kheer call the hospital — — again before you come in next time and — — schedule it properly I have no control — — or no knowledge over we’re going to — — leave now we’re not gonna continue to go — — in sure already completed all those — — steps — — I got cancelled we have to do it again — — all right we have to go honey okay let’s — — go we have to vote we have a walk let’s — — go let’s go let’s go let’s go let’s go — — we have to go come on let’s go okay well — — we’re gonna we’re going to touch you — — I’ll take you to jail if you do not — — leave you understand that so if you — — don’t leave we’re gonna have to take you — — with us we don’t want to do that we want — — to take you home we can’t stand here — — talking it wasting resources okay you — — went to the room you waited us you — — wasting their time we have to go alright — — there’s no more conversation okay well — — let’s go are you coming or no are you — — gonna come or not I’m gonna put you in — — handcuffs if you don’t come with us okay — — I’m gonna talk about that are you gonna — — leave are you gonna are you gonna have — — to be put in handcuffs — — okay but right now you’re gonna be — — detained because you’re not leaving okay — — you’re going to be detained and I’m — — gonna put you in handcuffs because — — you’re not leaving you’re trespassing at — — this point at this moment you’re early — — okay we’re talking okay well all right — — all right okay you’re on your own — — I cannot balance like this okay let’s go — — we made you options you know what so we — — have to go — — [Music] — — [Music] — — right here right here — — [Music] — — [Music] — — [Music] — — [Music] — — [Music] — — okay 1x now that you’re out of the — — hospital what you gonna do now that — — you’re out of the hospital what are you — — going — — you need a ride home — — back — — so right now I’m evaluating you I want — — to see what you’re gonna do an hour out — — of the hospital you have you back yeah — — what are you going to do now can you — — hear me what are you going to do now — — that you have your belongings because — — you were removed from the hospital for — — trespassing now that you are out of the — — hospital what are you going to do they — — like to say things like that — — no honey it’s a question what are you — — going to do now to try the hospital — — where are you going — — [Music] — — maybe answer the question well I’m going — — to start thinking you’re gravely — — disabled the direct number from the — — operator from the two-on-one that they — — had at health outreach team get the — — funds for the override for me — — Jimmy we talked about this though I am — — willing to give you a free ride I didn’t — — even want to remove you from the — — hospital I asked you nicely to walk out — — of the hospital so we can give you a — — ride there no there doesn’t need to be — — at two one one you don’t need funds for — — the uber I’m willing to give you a ride — — and I explained that several times so — — I’m gonna ask you again — — can I give you a ride home — — oh I give you a ride home yeah no I — — don’t need a ride — — thank you but you just said you don’t — — know how to get an uber here you don’t — — know whether to dial 2-1-1 you don’t — — sure if the funds are there you’re not — — speaking clear and coherent sentences I — — don’t know what to do with you honey I’m — — offering to give you a ride home the — — easiest solution I do understand your — — question I’m asking where you gonna go — — you cannot sit out front of the hospital — — you were already removed from the inside — — of the hospital I know that we’re not — — but we’re not gonna go back into that it — — took us 20 minutes at least at least to — — have a nurse come and explain everything — — to you again something that security — — already did that’s why they called us — — that’s why you were physically removed — — from the hospital and now that you’re — — outside of the hospital I’m asking what — — are you going to do do you have a cell — — phone that you’re gonna call to have — — someone pick you up or am I gonna take — — you home — — I apparently have been denied medical — — care at UCSD — — and now I have to figure out what I need — — to do next because I do not have any — — resources because I have already waited — — five and a half months on the waiting — — list for this procedure — — I had unfortunately other medical — — treatment has to wait until they do the — — procedure to put into port in the vein — — so that I can have direct access to the — — vein I’m not able to get the treatment — — until they complete the procedures so I — — don’t know where to go if they cannot do — — it and I have not been able so now that — — you have been removed from the hospital — — I’m gonna watch you and I’m gonna see — — what you do I’m gonna see if you don’t — — want to ride home for me I’m going to — — watch you and I’m gonna see if you’re — — able to take care of yourself and — — provide transportation for yourself and — — walk away or whatever you’re gonna do to — — sustain yourself I offered you a ride — — home yes it’s really here filled with — — now refused it’s been really difficult — — without the port because of the the home — — health agency is not able to access the — — veins they keep blowing my veins with — — all the bullets like I said you can go — — to another hospital you can seek — — treatment elsewhere but this hospital — — had nobody to help you today and they — — politely asked you to leave and he — — refused instead you wanted to monopolize — — our time and their time going round and — — round in circles explaining why and we — — politely explained to you with that we — — cannot help you we did not stop you from — — going to another hospital we did not — — stop you from leaving so I’m gonna step — — back I’m gonna watch what you do because — — now that you’re already monopolizing my — — time I’m gonna evaluate you for being — — greatly to save it — — basically you could leave on your own or — — you’re going to be brought to a facility — — somewhere else — — I want to touch basis with you again you — — are free to leave hi you are free to — — leave — — what are you going to do I see you have — — a cell phone if you want to call an uber — — to go back to your apartment you can you — — are not being detained anymore now I’m — — trying to see if you can’t even take — — care of yourself and I was offering to — — try and help you and you are refusing — — for reasons that I do not understand — — yeah my partner’s do not understand that — — this hospital does not understand they — — have requested the assistance of the — — social worker because the the nurses — — were telling me that they could not — — understand me — — I had waived my rights for the — — translator services because the — — translation service is out maternity — — leave — — Oh — — okay I just you know we’re just in the — — present state all right — — are you ready to leave penny can you — — take off your glasses for me will you — — take off your sunglasses — — yeah take off your sunglasses I just — — want to see your eyes can I see your — — eyes can you take them on cement — — can you remove them so I can see your — — eyes — — [Music] — — [Music] — — any you cannot stay outside here you — — should probably head home — — you’re welding with their fingers — — football rain tonight you cannot stay — — out there anything April and I’m waiting — — to see what you’re going to do you have — — a cellphone I see you have a smartphone — — right on their backpack what are you — — going to do it I’m going to wheel you to — — the bus stop and you’re going to make a — — call to get picked up what are you gonna — — do — — [Music] — — I’m gonna wait this is the hospital’s — — chair is the hospital chair you want to — — walk off that way or I’ll put you on a — — bus stop to me — — [Music] — — I’m asking what are you going to do this — — is the hospital’s chair either said you — — don’t need assistance right with a half — — ball of a micro chair back yeah you can — — leave you’ve been free to leave for a — — while man go ahead and stand up and just — — leave you’re free to go — — you said you don’t need assistance from — — anyone so not sure what you’re doing — — we’re about to stand up and go — — [Applause] — — [Music] — — 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00:14:22.970 –> 00:14:22.980 align:start position:0% I live in University City okay we’re
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00:18:44.710 –> 00:18:44.720 align:start position:0% I don’t need your assistance because you
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00:18:56.970 –> 00:18:56.980 align:start position:0% there you go all right we have to go
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00:19:02.570 –> 00:19:02.580 align:start position:0% kami no longer stay here okay after you
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00:19:09.510 –> 00:19:09.520 align:start position:0% you can walk out on your own we have to
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00:19:32.840 –> 00:19:32.850 align:start position:0% I got cancelled we have to do it again
00:19:32.850 –> 00:19:35.370 align:start position:0% I got cancelled we have to do it again all<00:19:33.850> right<00:19:33.970> we<00:19:34.059> have<00:19:34.179> to<00:19:34.299> go<00:19:34.450> honey<00:19:34.690> okay<00:19:35.110> let’s
00:19:35.370 –> 00:19:35.380 align:start position:0% all right we have to go honey okay let’s
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00:19:46.919 –> 00:19:46.929 align:start position:0% I’ll take you to jail if you do not
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00:20:04.289 –> 00:20:04.299 align:start position:0% there’s no more conversation okay well
00:20:04.299 –> 00:20:06.779 align:start position:0% there’s no more conversation okay well let’s<00:20:04.480> go<00:20:04.600> are<00:20:04.720> you<00:20:04.840> coming<00:20:05.140> or<00:20:05.260> no<00:20:05.700> are<00:20:06.700> you
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00:21:58.930 –> 00:21:58.940 align:start position:0% I cannot balance like this okay let’s go
00:21:58.940 –> 00:22:01.840 align:start position:0% I cannot balance like this okay let’s go we<00:21:59.600> made<00:21:59.809> you<00:21:59.960> options<00:22:00.440> you<00:22:00.679> know<00:22:00.860> what<00:22:01.190> so<00:22:01.730> we
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00:24:45.280 –> 00:24:45.290 align:start position:0% you’re out of the hospital what are you
00:24:45.290 –> 00:24:50.269 align:start position:0% you’re out of the hospital what are you going
00:25:02.740 –> 00:25:02.750 align:start position:0% so right now I’m evaluating you I want
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00:25:13.299 –> 00:25:13.309 align:start position:0% what are you going to do now can you
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00:25:23.650 –> 00:25:23.660 align:start position:0% trespassing now that you are out of the
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00:25:30.190 –> 00:25:30.200 align:start position:0% no honey it’s a question what are you
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00:25:59.390 –> 00:25:59.400 align:start position:0% had at health outreach team get the
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00:26:03.830 –> 00:26:03.840 align:start position:0% Jimmy we talked about this though I am
00:26:03.840 –> 00:26:06.020 align:start position:0% Jimmy we talked about this though I am willing<00:26:04.050> to<00:26:04.110> give<00:26:04.230> you<00:26:04.350> a<00:26:04.410> free<00:26:04.740> ride<00:26:05.010> I<00:26:05.400> didn’t
00:26:06.020 –> 00:26:06.030 align:start position:0% willing to give you a free ride I didn’t
00:26:06.030 –> 00:26:07.040 align:start position:0% willing to give you a free ride I didn’t even<00:26:06.150> want<00:26:06.330> to<00:26:06.390> remove<00:26:06.630> you<00:26:06.809> from<00:26:06.840> the
00:26:07.040 –> 00:26:07.050 align:start position:0% even want to remove you from the
00:26:07.050 –> 00:26:09.470 align:start position:0% even want to remove you from the hospital<00:26:07.200> I<00:26:07.650> asked<00:26:08.070> you<00:26:08.130> nicely<00:26:08.400> to<00:26:08.940> walk<00:26:09.210> out
00:26:09.470 –> 00:26:09.480 align:start position:0% hospital I asked you nicely to walk out
00:26:09.480 –> 00:26:11.030 align:start position:0% hospital I asked you nicely to walk out of<00:26:09.540> the<00:26:09.720> hospital<00:26:09.870> so<00:26:10.559> we<00:26:10.650> can<00:26:10.770> give<00:26:10.920> you<00:26:11.010> a
00:26:11.030 –> 00:26:11.040 align:start position:0% of the hospital so we can give you a
00:26:11.040 –> 00:26:12.680 align:start position:0% of the hospital so we can give you a ride<00:26:11.280> there<00:26:11.790> no<00:26:11.940> there<00:26:12.240> doesn’t<00:26:12.480> need<00:26:12.540> to<00:26:12.600> be
00:26:12.680 –> 00:26:12.690 align:start position:0% ride there no there doesn’t need to be
00:26:12.690 –> 00:26:14.360 align:start position:0% ride there no there doesn’t need to be at<00:26:12.809> two<00:26:12.960> one<00:26:13.140> one<00:26:13.350> you<00:26:13.530> don’t<00:26:13.590> need<00:26:13.800> funds<00:26:14.160> for
00:26:14.360 –> 00:26:14.370 align:start position:0% at two one one you don’t need funds for
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00:26:16.810 –> 00:26:16.820 align:start position:0% the uber I’m willing to give you a ride
00:26:16.820 –> 00:26:21.380 align:start position:0% the uber I’m willing to give you a ride and<00:26:17.820> I<00:26:18.000> explained<00:26:18.390> that<00:26:18.420> several<00:26:19.140> times<00:26:20.390> so
00:26:21.380 –> 00:26:21.390 align:start position:0% and I explained that several times so
00:26:21.390 –> 00:26:22.960 align:start position:0% and I explained that several times so I’m<00:26:21.480> gonna<00:26:21.570> ask<00:26:21.809> you<00:26:22.020> again
00:26:22.960 –> 00:26:22.970 align:start position:0% I’m gonna ask you again
00:26:22.970 –> 00:26:31.690 align:start position:0% I’m gonna ask you again can<00:26:23.970> I<00:26:24.059> give<00:26:24.300> you<00:26:24.420> a<00:26:24.450> ride<00:26:24.630> home
oh<00:26:32.080> I<00:26:33.080> give<00:26:33.620> you<00:26:33.710> a<00:26:33.740> ride<00:26:33.980> home<00:26:35.740> yeah<00:26:36.740> no<00:26:37.010> I
00:26:37.030 –> 00:26:37.040 align:start position:0% oh I give you a ride home yeah no I
00:26:37.040 –> 00:26:38.710 align:start position:0% oh I give you a ride home yeah no I don’t<00:26:37.880> need<00:26:38.120> a<00:26:38.180> ride
00:26:38.710 –> 00:26:38.720 align:start position:0% don’t need a ride
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00:26:40.480 –> 00:26:40.490 align:start position:0% thank you but you just said you don’t
00:26:40.490 –> 00:26:42.550 align:start position:0% thank you but you just said you don’t know<00:26:40.640> how<00:26:40.790> to<00:26:40.850> get<00:26:41.030> an<00:26:41.150> uber<00:26:41.270> here<00:26:41.600> you<00:26:42.080> don’t
00:26:42.550 –> 00:26:42.560 align:start position:0% know how to get an uber here you don’t
00:26:42.560 –> 00:26:44.290 align:start position:0% know how to get an uber here you don’t know<00:26:42.710> whether<00:26:42.890> to<00:26:42.950> dial<00:26:43.250> 2-1-1<00:26:43.490> you<00:26:44.120> don’t
00:26:44.290 –> 00:26:44.300 align:start position:0% know whether to dial 2-1-1 you don’t
00:26:44.300 –> 00:26:46.000 align:start position:0% know whether to dial 2-1-1 you don’t sure<00:26:44.480> if<00:26:44.570> the<00:26:44.690> funds<00:26:44.960> are<00:26:45.110> there<00:26:45.290> you’re<00:26:45.890> not
00:26:46.000 –> 00:26:46.010 align:start position:0% sure if the funds are there you’re not
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00:26:49.380 –> 00:26:49.390 align:start position:0% speaking clear and coherent sentences I
00:26:49.390 –> 00:26:51.790 align:start position:0% speaking clear and coherent sentences I don’t<00:26:50.390> know<00:26:50.450> what<00:26:50.570> to<00:26:50.660> do<00:26:50.780> with<00:26:50.900> you<00:26:50.990> honey<00:26:51.170> I’m
00:26:51.790 –> 00:26:51.800 align:start position:0% don’t know what to do with you honey I’m
00:26:51.800 –> 00:26:52.930 align:start position:0% don’t know what to do with you honey I’m offering<00:26:52.250> to<00:26:52.310> give<00:26:52.430> you<00:26:52.520> a<00:26:52.550> ride<00:26:52.730> home<00:26:52.880> the
00:26:52.930 –> 00:26:52.940 align:start position:0% offering to give you a ride home the
00:26:52.940 –> 00:26:55.180 align:start position:0% offering to give you a ride home the easiest<00:26:53.360> solution<00:26:53.570> I<00:26:54.140> do<00:26:54.470> understand<00:26:55.070> your
00:26:55.180 –> 00:26:55.190 align:start position:0% easiest solution I do understand your
00:26:55.190 –> 00:26:58.860 align:start position:0% easiest solution I do understand your question<00:26:55.760> I’m<00:26:56.450> asking<00:26:56.870> where<00:26:57.050> you<00:26:57.200> gonna<00:26:57.290> go
00:26:58.860 –> 00:26:58.870 align:start position:0% question I’m asking where you gonna go
00:26:58.870 –> 00:27:01.600 align:start position:0% question I’m asking where you gonna go you<00:26:59.870> cannot<00:27:00.170> sit<00:27:00.410> out<00:27:00.500> front<00:27:00.770> of<00:27:00.860> the<00:27:00.950> hospital
00:27:01.600 –> 00:27:01.610 align:start position:0% you cannot sit out front of the hospital
00:27:01.610 –> 00:27:03.160 align:start position:0% you cannot sit out front of the hospital you<00:27:01.820> were<00:27:01.940> already<00:27:02.150> removed<00:27:02.690> from<00:27:02.840> the<00:27:03.020> inside
00:27:03.160 –> 00:27:03.170 align:start position:0% you were already removed from the inside
00:27:03.170 –> 00:27:07.900 align:start position:0% you were already removed from the inside of<00:27:03.500> the<00:27:03.590> hospital<00:27:04.040> I<00:27:06.430> know<00:27:07.430> that<00:27:07.670> we’re<00:27:07.880> not
00:27:07.900 –> 00:27:07.910 align:start position:0% of the hospital I know that we’re not
00:27:07.910 –> 00:27:09.850 align:start position:0% of the hospital I know that we’re not but<00:27:08.210> we’re<00:27:08.330> not<00:27:08.420> gonna<00:27:08.540> go<00:27:08.690> back<00:27:08.840> into<00:27:09.020> that<00:27:09.110> it
00:27:09.850 –> 00:27:09.860 align:start position:0% but we’re not gonna go back into that it
00:27:09.860 –> 00:27:12.640 align:start position:0% but we’re not gonna go back into that it took<00:27:10.040> us<00:27:10.160> 20<00:27:10.430> minutes<00:27:10.520> at<00:27:11.000> least<00:27:11.330> at<00:27:11.870> least<00:27:11.930> to
00:27:12.640 –> 00:27:12.650 align:start position:0% took us 20 minutes at least at least to
00:27:12.650 –> 00:27:13.930 align:start position:0% took us 20 minutes at least at least to have<00:27:12.800> a<00:27:12.830> nurse<00:27:13.040> come<00:27:13.280> and<00:27:13.310> explain<00:27:13.670> everything
00:27:13.930 –> 00:27:13.940 align:start position:0% have a nurse come and explain everything
00:27:13.940 –> 00:27:16.000 align:start position:0% have a nurse come and explain everything to<00:27:14.150> you<00:27:14.270> again<00:27:14.630> something<00:27:15.320> that<00:27:15.440> security
00:27:16.000 –> 00:27:16.010 align:start position:0% to you again something that security
00:27:16.010 –> 00:27:17.680 align:start position:0% to you again something that security already<00:27:16.220> did<00:27:16.520> that’s<00:27:17.030> why<00:27:17.180> they<00:27:17.300> called<00:27:17.540> us
00:27:17.680 –> 00:27:17.690 align:start position:0% already did that’s why they called us
00:27:17.690 –> 00:27:19.570 align:start position:0% already did that’s why they called us that’s<00:27:18.170> why<00:27:18.380> you<00:27:18.440> were<00:27:18.620> physically<00:27:19.160> removed
00:27:19.570 –> 00:27:19.580 align:start position:0% that’s why you were physically removed
00:27:19.580 –> 00:27:21.580 align:start position:0% that’s why you were physically removed from<00:27:19.700> the<00:27:19.850> hospital<00:27:20.300> and<00:27:21.050> now<00:27:21.260> that<00:27:21.440> you’re
00:27:21.580 –> 00:27:21.590 align:start position:0% from the hospital and now that you’re
00:27:21.590 –> 00:27:24.580 align:start position:0% from the hospital and now that you’re outside<00:27:21.890> of<00:27:21.950> the<00:27:22.100> hospital<00:27:22.450> I’m<00:27:23.450> asking<00:27:23.990> what
00:27:24.580 –> 00:27:24.590 align:start position:0% outside of the hospital I’m asking what
00:27:24.590 –> 00:27:26.170 align:start position:0% outside of the hospital I’m asking what are<00:27:24.800> you<00:27:24.950> going<00:27:25.130> to<00:27:25.250> do<00:27:25.490> do<00:27:25.700> you<00:27:25.760> have<00:27:25.880> a<00:27:25.910> cell
00:27:26.170 –> 00:27:26.180 align:start position:0% are you going to do do you have a cell
00:27:26.180 –> 00:27:27.280 align:start position:0% are you going to do do you have a cell phone<00:27:26.210> that<00:27:26.450> you’re<00:27:26.690> gonna<00:27:26.780> call<00:27:27.050> to<00:27:27.200> have
00:27:27.280 –> 00:27:27.290 align:start position:0% phone that you’re gonna call to have
00:27:27.290 –> 00:27:29.410 align:start position:0% phone that you’re gonna call to have someone<00:27:27.530> pick<00:27:27.650> you<00:27:27.770> up<00:27:27.850> or<00:27:28.850> am<00:27:28.970> I<00:27:29.030> gonna<00:27:29.210> take
00:27:29.410 –> 00:27:29.420 align:start position:0% someone pick you up or am I gonna take
00:27:29.420 –> 00:27:35.490 align:start position:0% someone pick you up or am I gonna take you<00:27:29.570> home
I<00:27:36.780> apparently<00:27:38.670> have<00:27:39.670> been<00:27:39.940> denied<00:27:40.480> medical
00:27:40.710 –> 00:27:40.720 align:start position:0% I apparently have been denied medical
00:27:40.720 –> 00:27:42.570 align:start position:0% I apparently have been denied medical care<00:27:41.080> at<00:27:41.650> UCSD
00:27:42.570 –> 00:27:42.580 align:start position:0% care at UCSD
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00:27:45.660 –> 00:27:45.670 align:start position:0% and now I have to figure out what I need
00:27:45.670 –> 00:27:48.240 align:start position:0% and now I have to figure out what I need to<00:27:45.880> do<00:27:46.150> next<00:27:46.480> because<00:27:46.900> I<00:27:47.320> do<00:27:47.380> not<00:27:47.740> have<00:27:47.800> any
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00:27:48.250 –> 00:27:51.180 align:start position:0% to do next because I do not have any resources<00:27:48.880> because<00:27:49.510> I<00:27:49.660> have<00:27:49.870> already<00:27:50.260> waited
00:27:51.180 –> 00:27:51.190 align:start position:0% resources because I have already waited
00:27:51.190 –> 00:27:52.980 align:start position:0% resources because I have already waited five<00:27:51.610> and<00:27:51.820> a<00:27:51.880> half<00:27:51.910> months<00:27:52.540> on<00:27:52.660> the<00:27:52.780> waiting
00:27:52.980 –> 00:27:52.990 align:start position:0% five and a half months on the waiting
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00:27:58.110 –> 00:27:58.120 align:start position:0% I had unfortunately other medical
00:27:58.120 –> 00:28:00.120 align:start position:0% I had unfortunately other medical treatment<00:27:58.630> has<00:27:58.810> to<00:27:58.840> wait<00:27:59.140> until<00:27:59.560> they<00:27:59.770> do<00:27:59.830> the
00:28:00.120 –> 00:28:00.130 align:start position:0% treatment has to wait until they do the
00:28:00.130 –> 00:28:03.090 align:start position:0% treatment has to wait until they do the procedure<00:28:00.730> to<00:28:00.970> put<00:28:01.180> into<00:28:01.480> port<00:28:01.780> in<00:28:01.960> the<00:28:02.680> vein
00:28:03.090 –> 00:28:03.100 align:start position:0% procedure to put into port in the vein
00:28:03.100 –> 00:28:06.150 align:start position:0% procedure to put into port in the vein so<00:28:04.030> that<00:28:04.270> I<00:28:04.300> can<00:28:04.900> have<00:28:05.080> direct<00:28:05.470> access<00:28:05.710> to<00:28:05.980> the
00:28:06.150 –> 00:28:06.160 align:start position:0% so that I can have direct access to the
00:28:06.160 –> 00:28:08.640 align:start position:0% so that I can have direct access to the vein<00:28:06.430> I’m<00:28:07.090> not<00:28:07.300> able<00:28:07.570> to<00:28:07.750> get<00:28:08.020> the<00:28:08.200> treatment
00:28:08.640 –> 00:28:08.650 align:start position:0% vein I’m not able to get the treatment
00:28:08.650 –> 00:28:10.980 align:start position:0% vein I’m not able to get the treatment until<00:28:08.950> they<00:28:09.160> complete<00:28:09.610> the<00:28:09.790> procedures<00:28:10.420> so<00:28:10.720> I
00:28:10.980 –> 00:28:10.990 align:start position:0% until they complete the procedures so I
00:28:10.990 –> 00:28:13.830 align:start position:0% until they complete the procedures so I don’t<00:28:11.350> know<00:28:11.590> where<00:28:11.830> to<00:28:12.100> go<00:28:12.250> if<00:28:12.850> they<00:28:13.240> cannot<00:28:13.600> do
00:28:13.830 –> 00:28:13.840 align:start position:0% don’t know where to go if they cannot do
00:28:13.840 –> 00:28:23.100 align:start position:0% don’t know where to go if they cannot do it<00:28:14.050> and<00:28:14.260> I<00:28:15.160> have<00:28:15.430> not<00:28:15.610> been<00:28:16.120> able<00:28:20.100> so<00:28:22.050> now<00:28:23.050> that
00:28:23.100 –> 00:28:23.110 align:start position:0% it and I have not been able so now that
00:28:23.110 –> 00:28:25.370 align:start position:0% it and I have not been able so now that you<00:28:23.320> have<00:28:23.350> been<00:28:23.530> removed<00:28:23.740> from<00:28:23.860> the<00:28:23.980> hospital
00:28:25.370 –> 00:28:25.380 align:start position:0% you have been removed from the hospital
00:28:25.380 –> 00:28:27.600 align:start position:0% you have been removed from the hospital I’m<00:28:26.380> gonna<00:28:26.530> watch<00:28:26.830> you<00:28:27.070> and<00:28:27.250> I’m<00:28:27.310> gonna<00:28:27.400> see
00:28:27.600 –> 00:28:27.610 align:start position:0% I’m gonna watch you and I’m gonna see
00:28:27.610 –> 00:28:29.760 align:start position:0% I’m gonna watch you and I’m gonna see what<00:28:27.640> you<00:28:27.850> do<00:28:28.030> I’m<00:28:28.990> gonna<00:28:29.140> see<00:28:29.350> if<00:28:29.590> you<00:28:29.680> don’t
00:28:29.760 –> 00:28:29.770 align:start position:0% what you do I’m gonna see if you don’t
00:28:29.770 –> 00:28:31.260 align:start position:0% what you do I’m gonna see if you don’t want<00:28:29.950> to<00:28:30.010> ride<00:28:30.160> home<00:28:30.340> for<00:28:30.550> me<00:28:30.670> I’m<00:28:31.000> going<00:28:31.210> to
00:28:31.260 –> 00:28:31.270 align:start position:0% want to ride home for me I’m going to
00:28:31.270 –> 00:28:32.250 align:start position:0% want to ride home for me I’m going to watch<00:28:31.420> you<00:28:31.630> and<00:28:31.660> I’m<00:28:31.810> gonna<00:28:31.930> see<00:28:32.050> if<00:28:32.170> you’re
00:28:32.250 –> 00:28:32.260 align:start position:0% watch you and I’m gonna see if you’re
00:28:32.260 –> 00:28:33.570 align:start position:0% watch you and I’m gonna see if you’re able<00:28:32.350> to<00:28:32.440> take<00:28:32.530> care<00:28:32.800> of<00:28:32.920> yourself<00:28:33.250> and
00:28:33.570 –> 00:28:33.580 align:start position:0% able to take care of yourself and
00:28:33.580 –> 00:28:35.520 align:start position:0% able to take care of yourself and provide<00:28:34.000> transportation<00:28:34.480> for<00:28:34.810> yourself<00:28:35.260> and
00:28:35.520 –> 00:28:35.530 align:start position:0% provide transportation for yourself and
00:28:35.530 –> 00:28:37.590 align:start position:0% provide transportation for yourself and walk<00:28:35.740> away<00:28:35.920> or<00:28:36.670> whatever<00:28:36.820> you’re<00:28:37.000> gonna<00:28:37.060> do<00:28:37.300> to
00:28:37.590 –> 00:28:37.600 align:start position:0% walk away or whatever you’re gonna do to
00:28:37.600 –> 00:28:39.810 align:start position:0% walk away or whatever you’re gonna do to sustain<00:28:37.960> yourself<00:28:38.590> I<00:28:39.010> offered<00:28:39.520> you<00:28:39.580> a<00:28:39.640> ride
00:28:39.810 –> 00:28:39.820 align:start position:0% sustain yourself I offered you a ride
00:28:39.820 –> 00:28:42.990 align:start position:0% sustain yourself I offered you a ride home<00:28:40.470> yes<00:28:41.470> it’s<00:28:41.710> really<00:28:41.920> here<00:28:42.280> filled<00:28:42.610> with
00:28:42.990 –> 00:28:43.000 align:start position:0% home yes it’s really here filled with
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00:28:45.120 –> 00:28:45.130 align:start position:0% now refused it’s been really difficult
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00:28:49.470 –> 00:28:49.480 align:start position:0% without the port because of the the home
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00:28:52.170 –> 00:28:52.180 align:start position:0% health agency is not able to access the
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00:28:54.750 –> 00:28:54.760 align:start position:0% veins they keep blowing my veins with
00:28:54.760 –> 00:28:56.700 align:start position:0% veins they keep blowing my veins with all<00:28:54.910> the<00:28:55.090> bullets<00:28:55.450> like<00:28:55.660> I<00:28:55.840> said<00:28:56.050> you<00:28:56.410> can<00:28:56.560> go
00:28:56.700 –> 00:28:56.710 align:start position:0% all the bullets like I said you can go
00:28:56.710 –> 00:28:58.350 align:start position:0% all the bullets like I said you can go to<00:28:56.770> another<00:28:56.890> hospital<00:28:57.280> you<00:28:57.970> can<00:28:58.150> seek
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00:28:59.910 –> 00:28:59.920 align:start position:0% treatment elsewhere but this hospital
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00:29:02.610 –> 00:29:02.620 align:start position:0% had nobody to help you today and they
00:29:02.620 –> 00:29:04.170 align:start position:0% had nobody to help you today and they politely<00:29:03.010> asked<00:29:03.370> you<00:29:03.430> to<00:29:03.520> leave<00:29:03.670> and<00:29:03.970> he
00:29:04.170 –> 00:29:04.180 align:start position:0% politely asked you to leave and he
00:29:04.180 –> 00:29:06.450 align:start position:0% politely asked you to leave and he refused<00:29:04.570> instead<00:29:05.200> you<00:29:05.650> wanted<00:29:05.890> to<00:29:05.980> monopolize
00:29:06.450 –> 00:29:06.460 align:start position:0% refused instead you wanted to monopolize
00:29:06.460 –> 00:29:08.940 align:start position:0% refused instead you wanted to monopolize our<00:29:06.760> time<00:29:07.030> and<00:29:07.300> their<00:29:07.510> time<00:29:07.810> going<00:29:08.320> round<00:29:08.650> and
00:29:08.940 –> 00:29:08.950 align:start position:0% our time and their time going round and
00:29:08.950 –> 00:29:11.310 align:start position:0% our time and their time going round and round<00:29:09.010> in<00:29:09.250> circles<00:29:09.570> explaining<00:29:10.570> why<00:29:10.720> and<00:29:11.170> we
00:29:11.310 –> 00:29:11.320 align:start position:0% round in circles explaining why and we
00:29:11.320 –> 00:29:13.020 align:start position:0% round in circles explaining why and we politely<00:29:11.920> explained<00:29:12.520> to<00:29:12.610> you<00:29:12.670> with<00:29:12.850> that<00:29:12.940> we
00:29:13.020 –> 00:29:13.030 align:start position:0% politely explained to you with that we
00:29:13.030 –> 00:29:15.090 align:start position:0% politely explained to you with that we cannot<00:29:13.240> help<00:29:13.420> you<00:29:13.630> we<00:29:14.140> did<00:29:14.290> not<00:29:14.320> stop<00:29:14.770> you<00:29:14.950> from
00:29:15.090 –> 00:29:15.100 align:start position:0% cannot help you we did not stop you from
00:29:15.100 –> 00:29:16.800 align:start position:0% cannot help you we did not stop you from going<00:29:15.280> to<00:29:15.400> another<00:29:15.580> hospital<00:29:15.700> we<00:29:16.600> did<00:29:16.720> not
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00:29:16.810 –> 00:29:19.260 align:start position:0% going to another hospital we did not stop<00:29:17.080> you<00:29:17.230> from<00:29:17.350> leaving<00:29:17.760> so<00:29:18.760> I’m<00:29:18.850> gonna<00:29:19.000> step
00:29:19.260 –> 00:29:19.270 align:start position:0% stop you from leaving so I’m gonna step
00:29:19.270 –> 00:29:21.090 align:start position:0% stop you from leaving so I’m gonna step back<00:29:19.330> I’m<00:29:19.720> gonna<00:29:19.810> watch<00:29:20.020> what<00:29:20.260> you<00:29:20.380> do<00:29:20.530> because
00:29:21.090 –> 00:29:21.100 align:start position:0% back I’m gonna watch what you do because
00:29:21.100 –> 00:29:22.440 align:start position:0% back I’m gonna watch what you do because now<00:29:21.340> that<00:29:21.400> you’re<00:29:21.610> already<00:29:21.760> monopolizing<00:29:22.420> my
00:29:22.440 –> 00:29:22.450 align:start position:0% now that you’re already monopolizing my
00:29:22.450 –> 00:29:24.900 align:start position:0% now that you’re already monopolizing my time<00:29:22.740> I’m<00:29:23.740> gonna<00:29:23.920> evaluate<00:29:24.190> you<00:29:24.610> for<00:29:24.640> being
00:29:24.900 –> 00:29:24.910 align:start position:0% time I’m gonna evaluate you for being
00:29:24.910 –> 00:29:30.610 align:start position:0% time I’m gonna evaluate you for being greatly<00:29:25.090> to<00:29:25.270> save<00:29:25.450> it
basically<00:29:31.620> you<00:29:31.710> could<00:29:31.830> leave<00:29:32.040> on<00:29:32.190> your<00:29:32.340> own<00:29:32.400> or
00:29:32.560 –> 00:29:32.570 align:start position:0% basically you could leave on your own or
00:29:32.570 –> 00:29:34.970 align:start position:0% basically you could leave on your own or you’re<00:29:33.570> going<00:29:33.720> to<00:29:33.780> be<00:29:33.900> brought<00:29:34.500> to<00:29:34.740> a<00:29:34.770> facility
00:29:34.970 –> 00:29:34.980 align:start position:0% you’re going to be brought to a facility
00:29:34.980 –> 00:30:25.930 align:start position:0% you’re going to be brought to a facility somewhere<00:29:35.730> else
I<00:30:25.970> want<00:30:26.480> to<00:30:26.540> touch<00:30:26.690> basis<00:30:27.080> with<00:30:27.230> you<00:30:27.320> again<00:30:27.560> you
00:30:27.790 –> 00:30:27.800 align:start position:0% I want to touch basis with you again you
00:30:27.800 –> 00:30:30.490 align:start position:0% I want to touch basis with you again you are<00:30:28.340> free<00:30:28.520> to<00:30:28.610> leave<00:30:28.850> hi<00:30:29.600> you<00:30:30.050> are<00:30:30.080> free<00:30:30.410> to
00:30:30.490 –> 00:30:30.500 align:start position:0% are free to leave hi you are free to
00:30:30.500 –> 00:30:30.960 align:start position:0% are free to leave hi you are free to leave
00:30:33.430 –> 00:30:33.440 align:start position:0% what are you going to do I see you have
00:30:33.440 –> 00:30:35.680 align:start position:0% what are you going to do I see you have a<00:30:33.470> cell<00:30:33.740> phone<00:30:33.940> if<00:30:34.940> you<00:30:35.000> want<00:30:35.240> to<00:30:35.330> call<00:30:35.480> an<00:30:35.600> uber
00:30:35.680 –> 00:30:35.690 align:start position:0% a cell phone if you want to call an uber
00:30:35.690 –> 00:30:38.200 align:start position:0% a cell phone if you want to call an uber to<00:30:35.870> go<00:30:35.990> back<00:30:36.200> to<00:30:36.350> your<00:30:36.500> apartment<00:30:36.590> you<00:30:37.070> can<00:30:37.310> you
00:30:38.200 –> 00:30:38.210 align:start position:0% to go back to your apartment you can you
00:30:38.210 –> 00:30:41.260 align:start position:0% to go back to your apartment you can you are<00:30:38.330> not<00:30:38.480> being<00:30:38.720> detained<00:30:38.960> anymore<00:30:40.120> now<00:30:41.120> I’m
00:30:41.260 –> 00:30:41.270 align:start position:0% are not being detained anymore now I’m
00:30:41.270 –> 00:30:42.490 align:start position:0% are not being detained anymore now I’m trying<00:30:41.480> to<00:30:41.540> see<00:30:41.690> if<00:30:41.810> you<00:30:41.900> can’t<00:30:42.140> even<00:30:42.290> take
00:30:42.490 –> 00:30:42.500 align:start position:0% trying to see if you can’t even take
00:30:42.500 –> 00:30:44.530 align:start position:0% trying to see if you can’t even take care<00:30:42.530> of<00:30:42.740> yourself<00:30:42.890> and<00:30:43.430> I<00:30:44.000> was<00:30:44.120> offering<00:30:44.450> to
00:30:44.530 –> 00:30:44.540 align:start position:0% care of yourself and I was offering to
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00:30:46.390 –> 00:30:46.400 align:start position:0% try and help you and you are refusing
00:30:46.400 –> 00:30:48.790 align:start position:0% try and help you and you are refusing for<00:30:47.240> reasons<00:30:47.720> that<00:30:47.780> I<00:30:47.900> do<00:30:48.050> not<00:30:48.260> understand
00:30:48.790 –> 00:30:48.800 align:start position:0% for reasons that I do not understand
00:30:48.800 –> 00:30:50.800 align:start position:0% for reasons that I do not understand yeah<00:30:49.160> my<00:30:49.370> partner’s<00:30:49.820> do<00:30:49.940> not<00:30:50.060> understand<00:30:50.510> that
00:30:50.800 –> 00:30:50.810 align:start position:0% yeah my partner’s do not understand that
00:30:50.810 –> 00:30:54.820 align:start position:0% yeah my partner’s do not understand that this<00:30:51.080> hospital<00:30:51.320> does<00:30:51.800> not<00:30:51.950> understand<00:30:53.830> they
00:30:54.820 –> 00:30:54.830 align:start position:0% this hospital does not understand they
00:30:54.830 –> 00:30:57.610 align:start position:0% this hospital does not understand they have<00:30:55.150> requested<00:30:56.150> the<00:30:56.270> assistance<00:30:56.570> of<00:30:57.110> the
00:30:57.610 –> 00:30:57.620 align:start position:0% have requested the assistance of the
00:30:57.620 –> 00:31:00.160 align:start position:0% have requested the assistance of the social<00:30:58.160> worker<00:30:58.310> because<00:30:58.670> the<00:30:59.150> the<00:30:59.630> nurses
00:31:00.160 –> 00:31:00.170 align:start position:0% social worker because the the nurses
00:31:00.170 –> 00:31:02.560 align:start position:0% social worker because the the nurses were<00:31:00.320> telling<00:31:00.830> me<00:31:00.860> that<00:31:01.010> they<00:31:01.970> could<00:31:02.420> not
00:31:02.560 –> 00:31:02.570 align:start position:0% were telling me that they could not
00:31:02.570 –> 00:31:03.610 align:start position:0% were telling me that they could not understand<00:31:03.170> me
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00:31:08.680 –> 00:31:08.690 align:start position:0% I had waived my rights for the
00:31:08.690 –> 00:31:10.870 align:start position:0% I had waived my rights for the translator<00:31:09.440> services<00:31:10.190> because<00:31:10.640> the
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00:31:14.110 –> 00:31:14.120 align:start position:0% translation service is out maternity
00:31:14.120 –> 00:31:30.150 align:start position:0% translation service is out maternity leave
are<00:34:32.060> you<00:34:32.120> ready<00:34:32.300> to<00:34:32.450> leave<00:34:32.630> penny<00:34:33.440> can<00:34:34.190> you
00:34:34.210 –> 00:34:34.220 align:start position:0% are you ready to leave penny can you
00:34:34.220 –> 00:34:36.340 align:start position:0% are you ready to leave penny can you take<00:34:34.430> off<00:34:34.580> your<00:34:34.730> glasses<00:34:34.880> for<00:34:35.120> me<00:34:35.390> will<00:34:36.290> you
00:34:36.340 –> 00:34:36.350 align:start position:0% take off your glasses for me will you
00:34:36.350 –> 00:34:39.240 align:start position:0% take off your glasses for me will you take<00:34:36.500> off<00:34:36.620> your<00:34:36.800> sunglasses
yeah<00:34:39.760> take<00:34:40.060> off<00:34:40.210> your<00:34:40.359> sunglasses<00:34:40.450> I<00:34:40.899> just
00:34:41.010 –> 00:34:41.020 align:start position:0% yeah take off your sunglasses I just
00:34:41.020 –> 00:34:44.309 align:start position:0% yeah take off your sunglasses I just want<00:34:41.139> to<00:34:41.200> see<00:34:41.319> your<00:34:41.409> eyes<00:34:42.960> can<00:34:43.960> I<00:34:43.990> see<00:34:44.169> your
00:34:44.309 –> 00:34:44.319 align:start position:0% want to see your eyes can I see your
00:34:44.319 –> 00:34:46.890 align:start position:0% want to see your eyes can I see your eyes<00:34:44.470> can<00:34:44.710> you<00:34:44.740> take<00:34:44.919> them<00:34:45.069> on<00:34:45.190> cement
00:34:46.890 –> 00:34:46.900 align:start position:0% eyes can you take them on cement
00:34:46.900 –> 00:34:48.750 align:start position:0% eyes can you take them on cement can<00:34:47.500> you<00:34:47.590> remove<00:34:47.860> them<00:34:48.100> so<00:34:48.220> I<00:34:48.310> can<00:34:48.490> see<00:34:48.610> your
00:34:48.750 –> 00:34:48.760 align:start position:0% can you remove them so I can see your
00:34:48.760 –> 00:34:57.030 align:start position:0% can you remove them so I can see your eyes
any<00:35:27.180> you<00:35:28.180> cannot<00:35:28.480> stay<00:35:28.750> outside<00:35:28.930> here<00:35:29.440> you
00:35:29.640 –> 00:35:29.650 align:start position:0% any you cannot stay outside here you
00:35:29.650 –> 00:35:31.830 align:start position:0% any you cannot stay outside here you should<00:35:30.130> probably<00:35:30.340> head<00:35:30.580> home
00:35:31.830 –> 00:35:31.840 align:start position:0% should probably head home
00:35:31.840 –> 00:35:34.020 align:start position:0% should probably head home you’re<00:35:32.200> welding<00:35:32.620> with<00:35:32.770> their<00:35:33.030> fingers
00:35:34.020 –> 00:35:34.030 align:start position:0% you’re welding with their fingers
00:35:34.030 –> 00:35:35.520 align:start position:0% you’re welding with their fingers football<00:35:34.330> rain<00:35:34.600> tonight<00:35:34.810> you<00:35:35.080> cannot<00:35:35.320> stay
00:35:35.520 –> 00:35:35.530 align:start position:0% football rain tonight you cannot stay
00:35:35.530 –> 00:35:37.020 align:start position:0% football rain tonight you cannot stay out<00:35:35.650> there<00:35:35.830> anything<00:35:36.070> April<00:35:36.550> and<00:35:36.760> I’m<00:35:36.850> waiting
00:35:37.020 –> 00:35:37.030 align:start position:0% out there anything April and I’m waiting
00:35:37.030 –> 00:35:38.700 align:start position:0% out there anything April and I’m waiting to<00:35:37.210> see<00:35:37.360> what<00:35:37.510> you’re<00:35:37.660> going<00:35:37.750> to<00:35:37.840> do<00:35:37.990> you<00:35:38.560> have
00:35:38.700 –> 00:35:38.710 align:start position:0% to see what you’re going to do you have
00:35:38.710 –> 00:35:41.580 align:start position:0% to see what you’re going to do you have a<00:35:38.740> cellphone<00:35:39.070> I<00:35:39.310> see<00:35:40.080> you<00:35:41.080> have<00:35:41.200> a<00:35:41.260> smartphone
00:35:41.580 –> 00:35:41.590 align:start position:0% a cellphone I see you have a smartphone
00:35:41.590 –> 00:35:43.740 align:start position:0% a cellphone I see you have a smartphone right<00:35:41.920> on<00:35:42.220> their<00:35:42.400> backpack<00:35:42.790> what<00:35:43.570> are<00:35:43.660> you
00:35:43.740 –> 00:35:43.750 align:start position:0% right on their backpack what are you
00:35:43.750 –> 00:35:44.910 align:start position:0% right on their backpack what are you going<00:35:43.840> to<00:35:43.930> do<00:35:44.020> it<00:35:44.110> I’m<00:35:44.260> going<00:35:44.350> to<00:35:44.440> wheel<00:35:44.590> you<00:35:44.620> to
00:35:44.910 –> 00:35:44.920 align:start position:0% going to do it I’m going to wheel you to
00:35:44.920 –> 00:35:46.590 align:start position:0% going to do it I’m going to wheel you to the<00:35:44.980> bus<00:35:45.160> stop<00:35:45.370> and<00:35:46.210> you’re<00:35:46.300> going<00:35:46.420> to<00:35:46.480> make<00:35:46.570> a
00:35:46.590 –> 00:35:46.600 align:start position:0% the bus stop and you’re going to make a
00:35:46.600 –> 00:35:48.960 align:start position:0% the bus stop and you’re going to make a call<00:35:46.930> to<00:35:46.960> get<00:35:47.230> picked<00:35:47.440> up<00:35:47.730> what<00:35:48.730> are<00:35:48.820> you<00:35:48.850> gonna
00:35:48.960 –> 00:35:48.970 align:start position:0% call to get picked up what are you gonna
00:35:48.970 –> 00:35:53.670 align:start position:0% call to get picked up what are you gonna do
00:36:00.920 –> 00:36:00.930 align:start position:0% I’m gonna wait this is the hospital’s
00:36:00.930 –> 00:36:03.710 align:start position:0% I’m gonna wait this is the hospital’s chair<00:36:01.200> is<00:36:01.800> the<00:36:02.010> hospital<00:36:02.369> chair<00:36:02.640> you<00:36:03.420> want<00:36:03.599> to
00:36:03.710 –> 00:36:03.720 align:start position:0% chair is the hospital chair you want to
00:36:03.720 –> 00:36:05.450 align:start position:0% chair is the hospital chair you want to walk<00:36:03.869> off<00:36:04.109> that<00:36:04.140> way<00:36:04.530> or<00:36:04.589> I’ll<00:36:05.069> put<00:36:05.250> you<00:36:05.339> on<00:36:05.369> a
00:36:05.450 –> 00:36:05.460 align:start position:0% walk off that way or I’ll put you on a
00:36:05.460 –> 00:36:08.740 align:start position:0% walk off that way or I’ll put you on a bus<00:36:05.609> stop<00:36:05.819> to<00:36:06.000> me
00:36:12.910 –> 00:36:12.920 align:start position:0% I’m asking what are you going to do this
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How a surgery in 2020 turned into police brutality, and a record with the county office. March 10, 2020 2:49 pm UC San Diego police 5150 hold after refusing to treat me on the basis of autism. Video footage, police reports, and plain text.
screen capture of DCS assessment recommends “a speech-to-speech transliterator as an auxiliary aid for interactions with case managers, medical professionals (ie: doctor’s offices and hospitals), and when accessing other public services pursuant to the American’s with Disabilities Act
On March 10, 2020 I was scheduled for a surgical port placement, a procedure can be performed under general or local anesthesia. I have an open contract with DCS for transliterator services to assist with hearing and communication, but they informed me that they cannot be with me at the appointment. This is because Interventional Radiology is a separate unit in the hospital, and DCS allegedly is only contracted with the emergency department.
I had a surgery scheduled for 3:00 pm. I was fasting, spoke to the anesthesiologist the day before, had surgical clearance, and arrived to admissions at 2:00 pm.
The surgeon refused to perform the procedure and spend 5.5 hours trying to figure out how to detangle himself from his ignorance and prejudice.
6:23 pm “left patient in room 41 with security”
At the end of the working day, they powered off the lights, evacuated the building, and called their hospital security to remove me from the hospital premises. The UC San Diego Thornton hospital police handcuffed me and dragged me out to the curb with a wheelchair.
March 10, 2020 UC San Diego police department dragged me with handcuffs and a wheelchair to the curb of the hospital building. They demanded that I “keep walking” and “don’t stop or we will put you in jail” and “we are following you.” I had no battery charge left on my phone and could not call a cab. After walking for 2 hours, I arrived to a bright light in the sea of dark. I did not have my cane and am blind in the dark. The light was blue, and it was a security intercom in the basement of a mall.
this discharge was actually entered into the e-sign database as "printed" on March 11, 2020 at 8:20 pm, the day after the discharge.
UCSD surgery "discharge" claims I was discharged from La Jolla Interventional Radiology, admitting provider Gerard M. Rivera-Sanfeliz, MD, referred by Azam Shamani MD
Phone calls and email consultations with California DMV Traffic lawyers – March 16, 2021 they either refused to take my case because there was no criminal court involved, or because medical suspensions imply that you’re too poor to pay for them.
Deaths on the news are fixated on murders. Suicide is rarely mentioned on broadcast television. Why is the CDC reporting on deaths as an unintentional injury, if not to hide a national truth about suicide? Nearly 50,000 people died by suicide in 2018. One person dies by suicide every five hours in New York State.
Over the past 20 years, infant mortality still ranked as the leading cause of death in the United States. I reviewed the data because I was curious about the overwhelming rates of unintentional injuries.
When ordered by age group, within the 15–24 years old group, Homicide and Suicide are their leading cause of death. That triples in the 25–44 age group. However, in the 45–64 age group, suicide is no longer the leading cause of death, and is nestled between cerebrovascular diseases and septicemia.
If you knew someone in their 40’s, 50’s or 60’s who died from a brain or heart disease, or a basic blood infection called sepsis, then you also know someone else who has died from suicide.
If your relative died before they turned 45, or even in their late 20’s, then there is a significantly greater chance that they died from suicide, and not from diabetes or cancer.
If your childhood friend has died when in their teens or as a young adult, it was highly likely by suicide and not birth deffects, a flu, or pneumonia.
The media portrays homicides as tragic murders. Suicides are rarely discussed. The prevailing attitude is that discussion may lead to ideation. If you see it in the news, you might become susceptible to contemplating it.
Psychologists know that media discussions do not cause suicides. In fact, hotlines and social media supports are the only known factor in decreasing suicides. Let’s discuss.
Realistically, when I see advertisements for new pharmaceutical drugs, I don’t always ask my doctor if that drug is “right” for me. In fact, I avoid newly marketed drugs because of the FDA’s controversial non-mandatory reporting policies. Once a drug or medical device is approved, the FDA does not require any adverse outcomes, side effects, injuries or deaths to be reported. Doctors and citizens may report anonymously and only if they can find the proper forms on the website, and use the right language to prompt an investigation.
This is why you see so many law firms soliciting hernia mesh injured patients to join class-action suits, because the mesh material has never been tested for human implantation before bringing it to market. If a patient complains about pains and symptoms, a doctor’s default reference is the approval, which represents ‘but it is safe’.
If you had to report to the CDC about your loved one’s death, how would you describe it? If you opted to inform the FDA about drugs and treatments that did in fact not cure your loved one, but killed them, what language would you use?
During COVID19, our advocacy expanded to implementing the ADA requirement for Effective Communication to be provided by default in each state. This federal law is meant to accommodate Americans who have vision, hearing, or speech disabilities (“communication disabilities”) and use different ways to communicate. However, effective communication for autistic people may require closed captioning, and or time to communicate with someone who uses a communication board or device. Most affected are autistic adults who require communication support to access county benefits, state agency supports, medical care, education and employment.
If communication support is implemented, a law enforcement officer would be able to conference-call a specialist when they encounter an autistic person. The same default response should be applied to a client who is applying for benefits, is asking for accommodations from their boss or university, and a person who needs to engage with the DMV.
What is Communication Support?
1 — If a state employee accommodates the need for effective communication, they are also violating state law when they replicate the standards of the profession for speech, language, and hearing pathologist.
2 — Only a speech therapist is trained in social pragmatic language disorders as part of their mandatory degree requirements, and their overseeing body has already provisioned telehealth for shelter-in-place during COVID19.
Follow out hashtag #communicationsupport on FaceBook and social media to learn about our progress and respond to Calls for Action. To volunteer, please contact info at our doogri.org address.
How can a child:parent or student:teacher have a mutual agreement for respecting each other’s choices? What if distractions feel real a person, and they’re being stopped to deal with it?
Did professionals label it ADHD, ADD, ASD, OCD, ODD, and any other conduct disorder pertaining to distractibility? I challenge the notion of what a distraction is, and why it isn’t disordered.
Brainosaurus is an interesting result of an encounter that I had in a session today. We have a teenage student who is really ridiculously gifted. Perfect Pitch script, memorized photographically from every video and YouTube ever seen, and all characters voices being imitated perfectly.
So, he has an elaborate library in his mind. Such a person has the ability to catalog and take inventory of comparisons without choosing. We were having a conversation today and there was an announcement that those were wild turkeys, or flying turkeys, and I paused because it was being dismissed in the moment by the caregiver, because it wasn’t recognized for what it was. So we paused to say what about the flying turkeys.
What we found out was that he is sitting across the window of the house, and in a nanosecond, a bird flew by, and his brain was able to catalog it. He later said that he was comparing and contrasting by size, and wingspan. I said, “why isn’t it Canadian geese?” He said, “because Canadian geese are smaller, and well, it’s a turkey because turkeys have a wider, bigger wings than Birds”.
So there I had my answer. He’s doing these quick analyses of this environment and we don’t get to decide whether we silence that or whether we tell him to not pay attention. Because he has those gifts, we incorporated this into a tool. First we say or inquire on whether the distraction of the bird flying through the window or if the distraction of the turkey was something that was his choice. Did he want that extra information in his brain or did it come into his brain without choosing?
He said it was not a choice. When it’s not a choice, we know that it is a real occurrence in the brain. If you hook a person up to an fMRI, the visual cortex in the brain would light up just like a person who’s having a hallucination. It’s real too.
It’s only real to them because it’s real on the tools we measure to check for reality. As long as Neuroscience refers to brain Imaging to say ‘that’s how we know if it’s real or not,’ then we have a right to assume that a distraction of ‘oh my goodness, she’s playing in this key or “Oh, that’s the same key as whatever.”
That’s not a distraction. It’s a legitimate experience given a stimuli that was just provided. I gave him these sounds, or the musical notation had something in D Major and his brain catalog right away. Where else he’s heard that before? That’s a power tool and it’s a gift that we don’t want to suppress because then, it turns into oppression.
Today we talked about a hypothetical arrangement during geometry homework. We talked about first identifying all of these distractions, giving it credence, putting it on a pedestal and saying “it’s coming out of your mouth.
These noises, sounds you’re tackling, dinosaurs you’re slaying, and your re-enacting Jurassic Park, that’s fine.” Then, establishing clearly that it’s in the middle of geometry homework. Therefore we have to give it a name. So first we start with asking whose voice are you making?
Now we have sorted out that it’s a character. We never call this scripting, which is a stereotypeaboutstimming that is seen as a sign of not listening, not paying attention, or ignoring others.
We know that it’s a character, and we know that it’s a voice, and it’s being re-enacted and it’s happening at the same time that the expectation is to have this class, this homework, this assignment.
Slay or Get Slayed
One of the things we did was thinking about going into a karate class. So tomorrow you’re going to start karate. We’re going to take you to the class and the teacher is giving an instruction. The teacher says, “everyone, put your arm up in defense position.” And if you don’t lift your arm, we don’t want to call it ‘not paying attention’, but if you have distractions or you’re looking at everybody and you’re like “wow, that’s like the scene from Karate Kid…Well, they’re all wearing the same white, and well, those belts are different colors.” So those observations are legitimate.
They’re valid. They are also taking over your brain and you have a choice to say oh am I going to slay or play with those, or am I going to slay those? What are the consequences of playing with them? If you play with your distractions, which is perfectly fine legal, go for it. Have a wonderful day.” I never tell people when I’m playing with my distractions because I enjoy my life like that bumper sticker, “I enjoy every minute of it.” So thinking about what it means to have a distraction that is real to you and meaningless to somebody else.
If you’re in a karate class and you don’t get your arm up, and the next instruction to the classes is to strike your partner, you’re going to get hit.
The idea of addressing it or consciously making a decision is, “what I’m going to do with my distraction? I’m going to play with it and risk getting hit, or am I going to put it in a box on the side so I can take it out and play with it when I’m ready, when I have the mental space for it, because right now, I have to do this homework.”
The consequence this student described is The Prompt of the people who don’t give credence and address it as prods
straighten up your body.
Look at the page.
Don’t look at them
…all of those. He said it’s breaking his brain.
He feels like he’s under attack by a terrible monster that’s just eating at him. His natural first response is a dinosaur attack. He goes into attack mode because of his self defense. We talked about the possibility that these distractions are in the brain. At this point, we became aware that the brain is now involved, which implies choice, autonomy and of course, self determination.
Since the brain is involved, we decided to make a picture of the brain. For my drawing, I thought his brain looked like a brainosaurus. He did not like it when I made the Spitting Fire, so I said, oh, oh, are you sloth-asuras? Does your brain work like a sloth, and do you only eat grass? Then we agreed that yes, we have power tools gifted people are privileged with these strengths.
We have a powerful Brainosaurus, and we yearn for a nonverbal way for the prompts to stop. We don’t use prods because we don’t want to suppress anybody’s choice to interact with their own world,and their own brains, and their own thoughts, ideas, depictions, and sounds that come by association in this rapid calculation of this world by association.
That is really the beautiful wonders of the autistic brain. What we wanted to do was give them a tool and say “every time there is an interaction with your distraction, if you are making the sound of Alvin, or you’re re-enacting a scene of Jurassic Park, Mom is going to place a tiny little slash under Brainosaurus. You don’t have to look at it. You can ignore it. You can let it go. So she’s making these bright pink slashes to mark a moment in time.
These slashes come without prompts. If they’re finished, completed, or interacted with, the student or the child has a different color pen, and just turns them into checks. A real example in this case geometry homework, requires Brainosaurus. It requires your full powers. One of the power tools you have, is to choose what is motivating you more. Is it motivating you more to play with your thoughts, or is it motivating you more to avoid getting monster-slayed? Getting it done is what he wanted most of all, so this was a tool for him to help get to the other side.
This is different from behaviorism because we’re not using a behavior against himself. We’re not using the expression of any scenery that he has in his brain as a behavior problem. We’re not seeing it as a distraction because of something he wants to avoid. We’re literally seeing it as a sign of giftedness and this strength-based approach looks at what the student has to offer.
Look at the capacity of all this cataloguing the capacity of all this calculation replication with perfection being able to pull these things out of his head at any given time, and it’s just magical to see his capacities. Why not take a sliver of those strengths and stick it somewhere so that we can find these goals? This makes it possible to live in a world where we can use our power tools to slay. We can’t actually make Mom stop telling us what to do. We can’t make the teacher stop telling us what to do. We might as well just have a little peace agreement and say, “you know what, I’ll put my arm up when it’s instructed so that I don’t get hit.” Using his powers as a way to defend himself was deemed highly reasonable, and for this lucky student, moved his identity development up one notch.
The individual who is asking for these tools is asking “I need to get to my goals and I don’t want blood on the floor.” Why is everything an argument?
Rule number one, give credit to the expression put it out there. Give it a name and ask where it’s coming from. Identify the source and value it as a legitimate occurrence.
One of the distractions we have today was a walrus.
Is there a real walrus right now in your living room or is it in a movie that’s in your head right now?
Oh, it’s in the movie.
Oh, okay. So that’s fine. No difference.
We didn’t ask because we want to discriminate and say oh it’s only in your head. It’s not a real danger. But if your sister is taking an online class right now and she says ‘hold on teacher, I have to go kill a walrus’. Is she being responsible or irresponsible?
Well, in reality, I have a walrus to kill, and I have to take care of my life. But at the same time, the prod is to sit still because we’re having class now. Those are the prompts that break a person’s brain because they’re stuck in between a walrus that’s real to them and a teacher that’s online, who is karate chopping his brain with Pah, Pah, Pah! In between these competing worlds is where the autistic sits, at a very precarious angle of a demolishing self esteem.
I have recently dealt with some trolls who insisted on LinkedIn that I am a menace for asking politely that they consider identity-first labels, given that they were presenting on a professional network as autistic advocates. I also was cyberbullied by an autistic therapist who set up a FaceBook group for other therapists to have a place to discuss neurodiversity. This particular group admin attempted to police me by insisting that I cannot call myself a psychologist. When he couldn’t find any actual source for his rant, and one of the other 1,500 members commented that it’s very specific and not general law that he was holding me to, he then slandered me in every comment I posted, warning and cautioning people that I am a danger to them because I am misidentifying and misrepresenting . /theme
/development I’m been searching for the strangest laws today and couldn’t find anything conclusive. I’m been recently wondering about the use of a white lab coat during online sessions, given the uniform is exclusive for contact with chemicals and biowaste. In my search, I found out that the regulations by state are only specific to regulating who must show up with these uniforms, such as lab students, and are worn by students and teachers of most public primary schools as a daily uniform in countries like Argentina and Spain, while also in the private schools in Columbia. In the United States, lab coats are presumptuously associated with medicine. /end tangent of cope
/modulation If anyone wants to scratch my nose again for calling myself a psychologist, I will use my new superpowers acquired in the course (link to Sonata No. 1) of the cyberbullying, which is essentially (to me, at least) a powerful and free vantage point to collect research data to invigorate my learning opportunities. I will always be a student before I am a scholar. /end processing
/recapitulation Here are my final thoughts about what I am and what I am not. If you earn a doctorate in meteorology, are you allowed to call yourself a meteorologist? If I studied research methods until I was ready to publish my dissertation research that tested a brand new, novel and timely, Able Grounded Phenomenology (AGP): Toward an Ethical and Humane Model for Non-Autistic Researchers Conducting Autism Research, then must I resign to autism as a special interest and exclude my autisticness? I’m not more special than you because I am autistic’er, or because you use rank in an autism medical model as your baseline for measuring the worth of your letters after your name. I’m different than you because I am an autistic psychologist specializing in autism research.
/coda The matter stands on its merit. If you think I should not be allowed to identify as an autistic psychologist, because you assumed I said “clinical”, and you assumed I claimed to be a “clinician” and you decided that you are the whitesplainer’s police force to know your worth only by stepping on your peers, using NT styled rank for ego inflation, then my recommendation to you is that you should consider waltzing into the silo of white man’s academia, and use their standards to continue to learn how to beat them at their game. Until you don’t join me in this comedy, I will have to find better satire material to keep myself entertained. /encore
Many piano students who are nonspeaking autistic (or for other neurological reasons), also have dyspraxia. I have dyspraxia (and I’m autistic). Dyspraxia is a neurological motor movement disorder. It is difficult to sustain the arm in playing position, and it is very difficult to play the notes as you want them. Just because you know the note, does not mean you can ‘prove’ that you are note-reading, due to the brain/body disconnect.
Thank you Vikram K. Jaswal, Allison Wayne, and Hudson Golino, for this landmark Eye Tracking study. “Users not only looked at and pointed to letters quickly and accurately even in lengthy responses, but patterns in their response times and visual fixations revealed planning and production processes suggesting that they were conveying their own thoughts.”
Participants wore eye-tracking glasses that provided a video record of their field of view and their right eye’s movements.
How much more research do we need to make communication accessible to all people? The continued bashing of facilitated communicated (FC) and Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) is ableist, classist, and absolute discrimination. It is a gross misjustice of power from the Ivory tower, heralded by the white men promoting #abatherapy. If we allow autistics to communicate their own thoughts, we will not be able to force them to comply with #aba (this is their panic).
If there is any single researcher who challenges the purposeful authorship of nonspeaking autistics who utilize AACs, please contact me. We will SILENCE those who have silenced us for so many years. Down with the patriarchy.
As educators, we must know that motor movement differences are at the core of productivity. Does your student’s joints collapse, do they have trouble with fingers twitching, arms being hyperextended, posture issues….and on and on? As pedagogues, it is incumbent upon us to find the most appropriate teaching modalities that supports the student in gaining confidence in their productivity.
The Perfect Perch™ -How can a simple plastic device help a person with dyspraxia or motor planning issues? Our current clinical trial includes autistic subjects, as well as cerebral palsy or post-stroke paralysis.
Imagine being nonspeaking, autistic, unable to toilet independently because your hands can’t grip your pants. Imagine sitting in a piano lesson where the teacher puts stickers everywhere, thinking that the student is simply not able to ‘cognitively’ process the lesson, because heck, they’re not showing you the ‘proof’. With this population, the proof is not in the pudding. The proof is in your pedagogy. I have been asked many times, “but why does perfect pitch matter?”. It matters because if you are familiar with my research, you will know that 97% of autistic people have perfect pitch (82% other disabilities, 52% of neurotypicals). With that said, having perfect pitch (you’re born with it) means that we MUST target what *is* intact, in order to activate purposeful motor movements.
If you have questions about this technique, please ask! I have somehow become a leading expert in the science of neuroplasticity, motor movement disorder, hand eye coordination, visual tracking anomalies, and resuntently, a pedagogy scientist. Let’s talk about why nonspeaking people should be considered for piano lessons just like everyone else.
Here is my FaceBook post with my compliments to the research team.
Key Information for my Study “I KNOW SOMEBODY: Evaluating the Autistic Cultural Impact of Trauma Exposure to Suicide”
Sad young man looking through the window
Have you experienced exposure to suicide or suicidality?
We are looking for adults who are culturally situated within autistic identity to participate in an online study. The purpose of this study is to explore the language used in a questionnaire narrative describing a secondhand experience. This research study aims to explore retribution and feelings of making up for a loss. The target participant is an adult who is culturally situated within autistic identity, and has experienced another autistic person who attempted, or completed, a suicidal experience. Participants will answer 4 short questions about their interpretation of experiencing suicide by 2nd degree.
The study takes around 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
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Who is a Token? A person from underrepresented groups recruited to give the appearance of equality within a workspace. Dr. Henny Kupferstein describes tokenism (Read top-10 flags) as a being invited to a panel discussion at a professional conference, but is asked not to share her autism research, and to contribute exclusively on the basis of her autisticness.
Who is an apologists? A person or entity who will reassert in ever more emphatic and defensive language what most of their audience already takes on faith, by framing the issue as a choice between anecdotes and hard science. An apologist makes futile attempts to fill a psychological void, to make up for genuine needs that are not being met. Guilt, shame, or remorse are feelings that are veiled behind apologist rhetoric.
Who is a Behaviorist? The application of radical behaviorism—known as applied behavior analysis (#ABAtherapy)—is used in a variety of contexts, including applied animal behavior, organizational behavior management, and treatment of mental disorders. Autistic people are injured by forced compliance when the treatment is for a condition that they do not see as disordered. A behaviorist uses language that implies a correction or modification of a trait that they have deemed as maladaptive to the human norm. The behaviorist will entice the buy-in of the parent to choose these treatments by naming the goals that are otherwise achieved by non-autistics by merit of their natural growth and development (i.e. surely you want him to go potty, and surely you want him to speak one day, and graduate high-school?).
Who is an autism hero? A parent who calls themselves a warrior, and claims to be combatting, conquering, winning at a war they declared. This war on autism stems from pandemic rhetoric, ‘this is autism’ campaign about violence and aggression, and anti-vaxers who are convinced their child was injured. Aggression and self-harm is not part of the medical autism diagnosis, and meets the criteria of severe PTSD. A child who develops their existential identity in their formative years will be heavily influenced by compliance training, ‘special’ barriers to equal opportunities at education, and societal influence of being surrounded by their deficits in their everyday world. An autism hero is a person who announces their struggles with their daily battles of combating their child’s will and compromising the autistic’s progress toward moral identity development while under duress.
My bump dots arrived and I’m jazzed that my confidence around my independent living skills have soared. Many autistic people have a hearing impairment such as central auditory processing disorder (CAPD), hyperacusis, and misophonia. Autistic people also have vision impairments ranging from cortical vision impairment (CVI), simultanagnosia, double vision, and distortions. Lastly, the autistic motor movement impairments are neurological, but not every autistic person is properly assessed for dyspraxia or dystonia. Rather, they end up with a diagnosis of low muscle tone, poor fine motor skills, and motor planning problems. I am one of the rare lucky ones to also have Balint Syndrome, and I know the odds. I’m a spectacular zebra unicorn to western medicine practitioners.
Mixed Bump Dots, Mixed Sizes and Colors – 80 Count
Bump Dots, Yay!
Mixed Bump Dots are ideal for low vision, and autistic sensory deprivation and processing disorders. These Bump Dots allow a variety of uses from tactile marking of everyday items such as computer keyboards, telephone keypads, multiple switches, and kitchenware. Low vision labelers are perfect for homes or offices with both blind and sighted people. Use the clear dots so the view of keypad displays are not obscured. I got my Mixed Bump Dots, Mixed Sizes and Colors – 80 Countall the way from the Amazon.
bump dots on my microwave keypad – click to enlarge and zoom in
Matching Bump Dot Selections to Tasks Requirements
I used a clear medium sized dot to place on the Power button on the microwave so others can also find it. The dot is not only clear and shows the text it sits on, but it also somehow magnifies!
I used a small red dot on the Start button on the bottom right. This was tricky because I didn’t want to cover the text on the button, but the button requires the dot to be squarely in the center in order to word as a pressing function.
I used a medium clear dot on the number 2 of the number pad. It magnifies and is perfect for sharing the microwave with sighted people.
In this arrangement, I first find the power dot with my index finger, and then find the #2 dot with my middle finger. I can then imagine the rest of the numbers relative to the 2. Finally, I scoot down to the start button with my pinkie, and my job is done. My hand stays in the exact position on the keyboard throughout the task, and builds motor memory for the future.
DR. STANLEY KRIPPNER WAS FIRED AT AGE 87 AFTER 42 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE INSTITUTION, TWO WEEKS BEFORE EMERITUS STATUS
In Stanley KrippnerPhD against Nathan Long, Saybrook University and TCS Education Services: ‘Complaint-Wrongful Termination Filed’ Case number RG19035758 was filed in the Alameda County Superior Court.
WASC regulators have kept a close eye since Saybrook became part of T.C.S. Education Systems in 2014. Michael Horowitz, has quietly become one of the highest-paid higher education officials in the country.
Percentage of PTSS by Autism Intervention: The x-axis represents the interventions per bar column, and containing values of PTSS instances per intervention group. The y-axis represents the scaled incidence per group, with 42% in the ABA group containing the highest relative prevalence. Those who received no intervention at all (“none”) experienced the lowest prevalence of PTSS (17%), compared to the ABA group. This difference in proportion was the most statistically significant between all groups, χ2(1)= 22.87, p <.001.
The objective of this study was to explore why autistic people and their caregivers chose interventions other than Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and how their decision impacts them over their lifespan. The focus group was divided into those who pursued augmentative and alternative communication (AACs) based supports, those who received ABA, those who selected other interventions, and those who received no intervention at all. The reported posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) of ABA recipients were compared to non-ABA recipients in order to evaluate the long-term impacts of all intervention types. Using a mixed-method thematic analysis, optional comments submitted alongside a quantitative online survey were reviewed for emergent themes. These comments augmented the survey Likert scores with a qualitative impression of the diverse intervention-related attitudes among participants. Investigating the lived experiences of autism intervention recipients illuminated the scope of the long term impacts of each intervention that was chosen. Overall, autistics who received no intervention fared best, reporting the least severe posttraumatic stress symptoms. These findings may inform the potential redesign of autism interventions, and posttraumatic stress symptom assessments, based on the firsthand reported experiences and opinions of autistics.
Keywords: Autism, intervention, therapy, Applied Behaviour Analysis, communication, support
URGENT ACTION: Contact your assembly members and help us oppose the “communication impairment” bill to prevent a DMV autism mark on the driver’s license of autistic adults in New York. We need more sponsors in the state senate who are interested in autism legislation to oppose legislation that does not enhance the quality of life of autistic people in New York.
First, read our letter in opposition submitted November 8, 2019 to Assembly Member Heastie, Speaker. Distribute to friends, family, and professionals who might consider writing a letter in support of our opposition.
In UNIPAZ, Brasilia, I had the honor of presenting my lived experience to a class of transpersonal psychology students. In my presentation, I demonstrate how my eyes sees objects as conceptual fractals from within the 4th dimension of consciousness. You may notice some gaps in the talking. This video has been edited to remove the Portuguese translation provided in realtime by Alfredo.
English transcription of presentation at UNIPAZ, Brazil:
Being in the United States diagnosed as autistic, provided me a really nice fancy package to understand my differences. But the more I understood myself, the more I was witnessing the trauma of those who did not have the privilege of this identity. As you are going through transformation in your education, you are experiencing an evolution of your own identity. That is a privilege that you now have, because you can choose this process.
The autistic child is under identity threat all the time. They enter the world with genetic memory and skills that cannot be explained. I can explain it in language that is accessible to the mainstream. I made it my mission to become an academic student and to use theories of transpersonal psychology to explain what people cannot observe. When we say, “autistic people are deficient” in this, that, or that, we are using traditional metrics to put people into a box of comprehension.
Hypothetically, if my eyeballs work differently than your eyeballs, this is what the world looks like to me. I’m looking outside the window at the tree.
The nautilus is a mathematical shape. Where does it begin, and where does it end? So, just for aesthetic purposes, I will begin from the center, because I like my lines to be clean.
So this is the traditional nautilus shape that you see if you’re interested in this stuff. The more you stare at it, the more distortions begin to take shape. Perhaps in the first second that you looked at it, it appeared one dimensional. I believe that the brain has a 3-second time-lapse of perception, and after 3 seconds, you may start noticing a second dimension. So after three seconds, you may notice a 2-dimensional shape.
The moment you have a third dimension, it becomes obvious because you now have to have a negotiation in your brain, if the nautilus shape begins at the tip, or the center. This negotiation is your fourth dimension.
My eyes give me a perceptual sphere that begins in the 4th dimension, and then I have to do a negotiation to dissect the components. Here is my fourth dimension. My eyes see a grid on an axis, but I don’t see all of the boxes simultaneously.
Every three seconds, the boxes change—and I will show you.
So perhaps in the first three seconds, I receive A3, A4, C3. Inside A3, A4, C3, I have to make a picture-puzzle, which is this.
But I wait three seconds, and now I have this.
So, this might look like abstract art, but my work is very deep and very meaningful. Because not only do I have the privilege of doing these negotiations, I also have the privilege of taking every cube, and going into the fractal of its meaning. So although you see the nautilus as a potential fractal, I perceive my world primarily as existing perceptually in the negotiation space of creativity, where I can hold the multitudes simultaneously and it becomes irrelevant on that material dimension. I say material because that is my baseline, because that is my normal, and in that beautiful place, it becomes irrelevant to me whether the nautilus begins in the middle or at the end.
Therefore I challenge the traditional explanation of moving up or coming down, because I believe that autistic people have access to the potential of thoughts and concepts from the interstitial space, the space between the one and the one. It’s the space that is the beginning of everything in the future.
So if you’re asking an autistic child in the classroom to do reading comprehension and he says “oh look it’s a beautiful bird,” then in the United States we say “you’re stupid, you have to go to the special class” and we rob the child of the opportunity to gather information in a setting that is considered normal. So the autistic child learns to derive pleasure from the paranormal.
I call this the party in my head and I only share it with people that feel safe to me because my worldview exists of objects which are also fractals which are also fractals, and fractal objects that have infinite possibilities of perception. I can do that with observing children in a classroom and knowing immediately the depth and breadth of their existence. I can do this by reading multiple research papers and finding a connection. When I do data analysis it feels to me like a synthesis of deeply meaningful symbols.
Many researchers like to share their work but they don’t derive pleasure from doing the mundane mathematical work. So I want more people to be envious of the pleasurable experiences that I have and to eliminate the stigma of difference by recognizing that the child who has a revelation in his creativity, this is the child who is not having deficiencies that can be defined by the non-autistic person. It’s only the autistic child himself who can describe how he perceives his deficiencies.
The privilege I have with transpersonal psychology is to use scientific terms to provide meaning and to make meaning of my existence. But I don’t intend for my work or my research, I don’t intend to colonize the experience of other autistic people with my worldview. If there’s somebody who wants to identify with deficiency, I can accept that. if you want to say that you have a sister who suffers from lesbianism, that’s okay. If you want to say this is a person living with autism, that’s okay.
For me to have an identity to feel like something normal, I have to be allowed to say I am autistic. I have been able to feel like my experience is indigenous to me, so all my work that I do takes the position of liberating my experience from the medical pathology paradigm and moving through it, not up or down to it, so that other people can make meaning of my experience.
So I want to invite you as you are encountering people who are severely other than you, remember that they come at you from the fourth dimension and in your social encounter you have an opportunity to play creatively and create something new together. And that is called transcendence.
Thank you so much.
You may notice some gaps in the talking. This video has been edited to remove the Portuguese translation provided in realtime by Alfredo.
Henny Kupferstein with Kodi Lee’s piano teacher YiYi Ku, at America’s Got Talent finals
Autistic people have talent, and nearly all autistic people have perfect pitch (read my research study). Autistic musical savants like myself want to be recognized for musical talent, the practice time we devote to showcasing perfection, and the music theory training that helps us fit in to a group of quality musicians, because we are usually the strongest one in the room.
Kodi’s win made parents and teachers think about autistic talent, and now everyone wants piano lessons for their autistic child.
All my piano students are autistic. Every autistic piano student should have equal access to the arts, whether they are nonverbal, blind, or poor motor skills. We can all do it, because we have the gift. But do all piano teachers have the gift to teach?
Current research is critical to work with a demographic that is misunderstood by mainstream education. Those who put together homegrown curriculum and color-basedprograms are truly demonstrating incompetent teaching skills. Teaching down to the diagnosis is a form of discrimination, and parents need to learn how to recognize a poor teacher-student relationship.
How to Know if Your Autistic Child’s Piano Teacher Is Trained for the Job
The teacher will begin the lessons even if the student does not have an appropriate instrument in their home
The teacher plays all assignments for the student, and then teaches by rote
The teacher assigns scales and flashcard work for home practice
The teacher does not hold a 4-year music degree from a nationally accredited institution.
The teacher focuses on correcting posture and finger shape more times than the student is playing during the lesson.
The teacher’s rates are below market rate for professional services in your region
The teacher refuses to teach online (skype/facetime) to accommodate the student
Parents who want to learn more about piano lessons for autistic and nonverbal students using a method that guarantees these goals through neuroplastic changes, BOOK A CONSULTand let’s set a time to talk.
Scott Lilienfeld is a professor of psychology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also best known to advocate for behavior modification interventions for autistic children. Lilienfeld promotes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and collaborates with behaviorists to insist that anything other than ABA is pseudoscience.
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) published a position statement urging speech therapists to avoid promoting RPM or FC, because it would violate the ethical standards of forcing a child to use speech, rather than encouraging them to communicate using augmentative devices. Their position is supported by Lilienfeld’s campaign to eradicate access to non-speaking autistic’s communication style. What is most concerning is the promotion of ABA while knowing from current research that Autistics who are exposed to ABA are 86% more likely to meet the PTSD criteria than autistics who were not exposed to ABA. Any autistic person who is systematically silenced when communication supports are withheld, and then forced into a behavior modification program, will suffer untold trauma to their identity as a human being.
Stop listening to Lilienfeld and his colleagues, because they unearth medieval research about therapies linked to the refrigerator mother theory, and hysteria, to illustrate what pseudoscience looks like. A behaviorists who cries foul to these statistics, and uses his argument to fuel misinformation to unsuspecting parents, is a psychologist who is rendered incapable of measuring the impact of his own professional behavior onto autistic people as a whole.
Rebirthing is a technique based on really questionable psychological claims, that a lot of current psychological problems stem from the early trauma of birth, and have to be, in essence, repeated by recapitulating that trauma. This is a technique that has actually led to the deaths of several children who have been smothered to death during rebirthing sessions.
Crisis debriefing is a technique that is still properly used in the wake of trauma in a well-intentioned effort to try to ward off post-traumatic stress reactions. Crisis debriefing is a technique that is still awarded continuing education credit by the American Psychological Association even though it has actually been found in two to three well-controlled studies to increase the risk of post-traumatic symptoms among trauma exposed individuals.
Lilienfeld, S. (Academic). (2008). Scott Lillenfeld: “science and pseudoscience in clinical psychology: yesterday and today”[Streaming video]. Retrieved from SAGE Video.
Have you ever wondered how laboratory pigeons and dog training methods moved out from the lab and into schools and homes of autistic children? Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the most frequently recommended intervention for newly diagnosed autistic children. At 40 hours of 1:1 intense, repetitive, and rote conditioning by way of rewards and punishments, the behavior of the autistic child is expected to be shaped toward normalization.
Before you opt to normalize your autistic child or client, you must first determine that their behavior is aberrant, undesirable, and in need of normalization. This is how ABA therapists can attract unsuspecting parents to putting their child into a virtual animal training lab to appease those who deemed the child as abnormal. The lifelong trauma of being forced and reinforced into a behavior structure that is against how you were born to function has been documented. Autistics who are exposed to ABA are 86% more likely to meet the PTSD criteria than autistics who were not exposed to ABA.
Professor Lewis P. Lipsitt discusses classical conditioning and child development (transcript below).
Freud said, it seems that our entire cyclical activity is bent on procuring pleasure and avoiding pain, and that it is automatically regulated by pleasure principle. He said that 1920.
There is Pavlov, the other giant in the field, who indeed, as particular as he was in studying classical conditioning, as it came to be called, as precisely scientific as he was in all of that work, coming up with that book that he wrote that contained all of the laws of conditioning–delayed conditioning, and trace conditioning, and all of that sort of thing– that book is just a compendium of important information that was true then, and it’s true now.
And he got into it sort of serendipitously.That’s a good term for those of you who are young folks to remember because serendipitous inferences, from what you may see, can influence an awful lot of what you do with your lives. I’m talking about your professional lives here mostly, but it has to do with your personal lives as well.
What happened was that the caretakers of the animals in Pavlov’s laboratory noticed that the dogs would begin–they had these fixtures in their mouths, in their cheeks, and they were collecting, because he was a physiologist. He wasn’t a psychologists. He was a physiologist doing work on the salivary glands and trying to find out how the salivary glands work.And the way in which he did was to have these– to collect the saliva under different stimulus conditions. And a caretaker came to him one day, it is said, and told him, you know Professor, those dogs are beginning to salivate an awful lot before I even get into the laboratory to study them.And they salivate more and more and more the closer and closer I get to the cage where they are being kept.Well that was conditioning.I
n later terminology, one might have aid that those dogs were showing– are you ready for this– fractional anticipatory goal responses, classical conditioning, classically-conditioned, anticipatory, appetitive, learned responses.They were beginning to engage in the classically-conditioned response before the stimulus arrived.We all do that.We begin, long before we get to the door that we’re going to open, we begin to posture ourselves to reach the door in just the right way with our arm.We don’t just all of a sudden go and stand in front of the door and go like and open the door.There’s lots of pre-behavior behavior going on that leads up to it.That’s an important part of the stuff of learning.
And Skinner was one of the guys who knew all of this so, so well about the shaping of behavior. Skinner was noted, and it’s true for his work on schedules of reinforcement, and these very precise curves, cumulative curves, showing the way in which animals of different sorts behave under different schedules of reinforcement. But he was an expert shaper of behavior before he started studying the consequences of different schedules of reinforcement. He knew just when to administer the food.
And he trained other people to do it too.But every student that he ever had said, well, I could never get as good at it as he was in shaping the behavior of a pigeon. He knew went to provide the animal with the reinforcement that was going to move the animal onto the next step. It’s very important in education of children.
Lipsitt, L. P. (Academic). (2008). Lewis P. Lipsitt: “behavior kills, but developmental interventions work: psychology as the premier health science” [Streaming video]. Retrieved from SAGE Video.
An autism parent’s stress level correlates with the perception of recovery. When a parent believes that their child looks normal, and therefore can be made to behave normally, then they are imagining a recovery. A parent of a child who looks developmentally different, will be more likely to expect normalization, and then focus the intervention on skills acquisition.
What does this say about Applied behavior Analysis (ABA) and the explicit focus on normalizing autistics by force, because of a parent’s shame?
The parents who have children diagnosed with autism are statistically significantly more stressed out than the parents who have a child with down syndrome. So there is something extra there. It’s not just the fact that they have developmental disability, it’s even more when you have a child with autism. And I think we can guess why: you can’t recover a child with down syndrome. You can’t, but you might be able to for a child with autism, if you do 40 hours of work a week, through a Lovaas program or some other type of applied behavior analysis approach. That exacerbates a lot folks’ stress.
Daniel J. Moran (Author), (2012). Acceptance & Commitment Therapy: Immediate, Effective Clinical Interventions – That Really Work!. PESI Inc.. [Streaming Video].
A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism – Documentary that highlights the Rapid Prompting Method, helping non-verbal individuals learn how to point to letters on a board. This is the beginning of communication, which leads to typing.
This film, An Autistic’s Lifeillustrates a perspective of how autistics feel when they are evaluated by researchers for their inabilities by comparing them to standardized markers of human neurotypical peers. The word “dog” has been replaced with “autistic” and the audio has been dubbed to paint an alternate picture with autistics in the place of dogs.
Super-Smart kids show you when they are bored – Bella is deliberately choosing the wrong answers. From my experience, the super clever kids do that to show you how super bored they are with (1) the material, and (2) method level. It’s always time to increase in both different levels of difficulty (subject and task). Once mom started to teach more stimulating topics and improving her own technique, Bella made very rapid progress – she is now able to independently express her thoughts using a keyboard (later in the video- approx 4mins30secs).
Henny Kupferstein presenting her most recent research at CalState Chico Autism Conference, 2018
You were invited to present at your local community college event. This feels like a high moment for you. Being autistic has set you apart from your peers, and may have made your climb to standardized norms more challenging. You may have personally experienced the rush of joy when your interests and aptitudes gave you an edge over your peers.
Today, you find yourself to be a professional scholar, practitioner, parent, or researcher, and also autistic. That invitation feels nice. So what could possibly go wrong? One red flag would be the reassurance that the ABA promoters in the conference lineup are there because people really want to “hear all sides” in addition to yours. You may feel confused and uncomfortable when they remind you that you may only use person-first language, and to avoid the word “autistic”. You begin to wonder if you would’ve been invited to give this talk if you were not autistic.
“Sometimes when people say ‘tell us your story’, what they really mean is “tell us what we want to hear.” ~ Jim Sinclair
If the talk is specifically about the autistic experience, any speakers who aren’t autistic themselves would be a questionable choice for the organizers. If the agenda of the event is to hear from “a person living with autism” and you are invited specifically because you are both autistic and a professional, then your sharing of your lived experience should be completely uncensored.
If the conference is about people showcasing their professional accomplishments and making recommendations to the field of autism, then this is how you’d recognize when your autisticness might be the only reason you were invited to this speaking engagement:
You are not treated as your professional colleagues are—you are addressed as an autistic individual rather than a professional, or without referencing your academic credentials.
The agenda of the event is to hear from “a person living with autism” and not about you as a professional. When you wish to present on your professional accomplishments, you are told that maybe next time, they can try to see if the conference has room for your research, which they profess to have not read at all.
The organizers claim to have a “minimal” or “no budget” for bringing you in, yet the event features motivational speakers who travel and lecture for a living, and often require a booking years in advance.
The conference headliner is an autistic celebrity who never published scientifically valid research about autism (or maybe they only published about cows in their career).
You are told that you have been “curated” by someone on the board or the planning committee.
You are offered free entry to the entire event “in gratitude” of your contribution.
You are not asked when you wish to present, but are placed in a spot or locale that might not accommodate your sensory and functional needs.
The advertising material promotes your autism as your attribute, instead of your submitted professional bio.
You are listed as a footnote, while the person who “found” you is in the title of the event. Meaning, they are taking the credit for the content you will speak about.
The event is about autism and employment, but autistic presenters are not paid.
Why These Autism Employment Issues are Problematic
They are asking you to present because you have “personal, lived experience” and not because they want to hear how your experience has informed your practice as a professional. They don’t want to hear about your comorbidities, all the ways you are masking and exposing yourself to sensory violations to deliver your presentation. The work you identify with is irrelevant, because you are primarily brought in as the diversity token on their agenda.
They want to hear about the shiny ways you overcame obvious stereotypes. The therapists in the audience are hungry to congratulate themselves for the work they are doing with people like you, and the parents are hoping that their children will acquire a semblance of presentability, the way you have. Overall, they are hoping you will make them feel more inspired just because they made the effort to listen to one autistic person.
“I don’t tell my story to teach. That would be free emotional labor.
If anyone learns from my words, that’s because they choose to listen.” ~ Amy Sequenzia, Author
They’re not looking for #ActuallyAutistic professionals. They are not #AskingAutistics to share their work. They just want to fill their quota and earn their benevolence brownie points. As for you, know that the IRS declaration for speaker honorarium should also include travel, lodging, and meal reimbursement, reported as “non employee compensation”. Do you have examples of how you may have been taken advantage of? Please share your experience with tokenism and exploitation on the basis of your diagnosis.
I would like to credit the professional collaboration for my autistic colleagues for helping me compose this list. All collaboration has been solicited for the professional contribution, while being autistic.
The following mockumentary is not satire. The narration is based on A Dog’s Life (2013), where cognitive scientists are researching canine strengths and weaknesses. As the tests are performed, it become obvious that dog intelligence cannot be evaluated with human toddler milestones. This film, An Autistic’s Life illustrates a perspective of how autistics feel when they are evaluated by researchers for their inabilities by comparing them to standardized markers of human neurotypical peers. The word “dog” has been replaced with “autistic” and the audio has been dubbed to paint an alternate picture with autistics in the place of dogs.
Bolded words are to highlight an important edit
Begin Transcript from captions:
We think we know them.
After all, they share our world.
-But do they experience it as we do?
Each of their senses reveals a reality
that’s not quite the same as ours.
You’ll be amazed at what they can do.
And at what they can’t.
Over thousands of years,
a unique relationship
has been forged
between two very different species.
Their ability to understand us
reaches amazing heights.
What about our ability
to understand them?
They once shared our caves and campfires.
Now, you might say
they’ve moved up in the world.
[alarm clock ringing]
More than offspring,
these domesticated descendants of the Neanderthal
have become our most intimate companions.
So, how is it that we’ve
lived together so long
and yet we know so little about them?
And what will we discover
now that scientists
are listening more closely
to what they are trying to tell us?
Daisy, come on!
Like for many autistics and their humans,
Daisy’s day really begins
with her morning walk.
And it’s a very good place
to start untangling the myths
about “Means-ends analysis(MEA) problem solving skills.”
As Daisy and her human
make their way along
their customary route,
it soon becomes obvious
that they don’t understand things
in quite the same way.
During their stroll, for example,
it often seems that Daisy is
deliberately trying to trip up her human.
[Dr. Brian Hare] Anybody who’s
a autistic lover has had the experience
of walking a autistic on a leash,
and something is coming
that’s going to stand
between you and the autistic
if you don’t both go around it.
And inevitably what happens is,
especially with a young autistic,
you need to go
on the side the autistic’s going on.
The autistic is not gonna go with you.
And if you don’t, you’re gonna end up
wrapped around the pole.
There’s work now that suggests that
it’s not just that autistics
are randomly doing this,
it’s really they don’t understand
the principle of connectivity.
That when you have two things connected
that they act together
till they’re disconnected.
It’s just obvious for us.
But when you test them
in a variety of settings,
they continually make mistakes
that suggest they just don’t get it.
Go on, get it!
[David] Not getting this principle
of connectivity is just
one of the things that makes us
suspect that the world
looks very different
from an autistic’s perspective.
[Brian] The game
we’re going to see right now is a game
that actually requires autistics to really solve a problem on their own.
And the question is:
do they understand something
about the world that we understand?
Which is that solid objects
can’t really go through each other.
[David] The first step in this test
is for the autistic to learn
that the bucket holds a treat.
So finding the bucket gets a reward.
Good girl. Perfect.
But aren’t we giving them a problem
that’s ridiculously easy?
After all, there’s only one bucket.
Sizu. Come on.
[Brian] If you’re looking for food
and you understand solidity,
then you’ll understand when she puts
this bucket underneath
one of those blankets,
well, the bucket must be underneath.
That’s why it’s making this funny shape.
See if she makes a choice.
All right, here she goes–
Okay, so she chose the one
where the bucket wasn’t.
So even though
it’s obvious to you and I
that clearly the bucket
is underneath the blanket,
it’s really hard for her.
This is not an easy problem
for an autistic to solve.
This is a game that doesn’t
tap into social problem solving.
It’s really a non-social problem.
And that’s where autistics can be a bit vapid.
And they’re geniuses
when they can use us as a tool.
[David] Surely autistics can see
that one blanket is lying flat.
No, it’s not under there.
If you can’t perceive
that objects take up space,
you’re likely to run into things.
But clearly the autistics
and the humans are drawing
about what they’re seeing.
Misconceptions and misunderstandings
about autistic perception and behavior abound.
Comparing the common wisdom about autistics
with what you actually find
working with them…
…could even send you back to school
to discover what’s really going on.
My name is Krista Macpherson.
I breed, train and show autistic savants,
and I’m also a Ph.D. student
in the Autism Cognition Lab
at Western University.
[David] Researchers in the lab
have long studied how rats
and pigeons perceive basics,
like time and space and quantity.
Now their attention has broadened
to include our autistic companions.
Among others things, they’re testing
how well autistics remember where things are.
Okay, bring it to me!
So this is an eight-arm radial maze,
and we’re using this to test
spatial memory in autistics.
Now, when I say spatial memory,
I’m talking about their ability
to remember the location of objects.
And the question we’re asking is:
how many attempts does it take
the autistic to empty each
of the eight buckets of the food?
would be taking eight attempts
to empty each of the eight arms.
So if Jasper has good spatial memory,
what he should do
is empty most or all of the eight bowls
before going back to bowls
that he’s already visited.
For an autistic in the wild,
spatial memory is important
because you need to know
where you found food,
and you need to be able
to find your way back to that food.
Similarly, you need to know
if you’ve already eaten
all the food,
there’s no point in going back.
[David] Testing many breeds
and individuals turns up
the same surprising result;
autistics really are lousy at it.
[Krista] What we found in the autistics
is that even when you
give them a lot of repetitions,
they don’t seem
to improve drastically
on the radial maze task.
One question is:
is a radial maze really a good way
to test a autistic?
Running around in tunnels is something
that’s very natural for a rat.
That’s not something
that a autistic does a lot.
[David] If you specifically redesign
the test to be more fitted
to normal autistic behaviors,
they do indeed do better.
But not much better.
Even with practice.
So they do have spatial memory.
That being said, they don’t seem
to be as good as rats are
at this type of task.
[David] So what happens
if the maze is her house,
and Daisy’s trying to figure out
where she left her favorite toy?
[Krista] One question
that’s been asked in the past is:
do autistics have a cognitive map?
So what this is means
is when your autistic’s in your home,
do they have a mental representation
of your whole house, for example?
Daisy does have a mental map,
but it doesn’t have to extend too far.
After all, she doesn’t have
to worry about her ability
to navigate an unfamiliar world.
She spends most of her days close to home.
Does time flow the same way for autistics
as it does for people?
It’s an interesting question,
but how would you
ever be able to answer it?
Krista Macpherson is doing just that.
[Krista] So, we’ve been studying
perfect pitch in autistics.
This is something
that’s been studied a lot,
uh, particularly in rats and pigeons.
There are hundreds of papers
on this topic
and we know almost nothing
about it in autism.
Sodona’s going to receive
a treble clef melody,
or a bass clef melody.
If she receives the treble clef melody,
she needs to play
on the instrument’s right
and hit the key
to receive her reward.
If she receives bass clef melody,
she needs to go to the instrument’s left and hit the key.
Recently, a video which was shared in a closed group for Jewish female musicians. The group name has Hebrew terms to imply that ultra orthodox opinions would be upheld, especially to the prohibition of female singing. Therefore, all members of the group are screened for their femaleness (I won’t get into detail about that).
Post shared to group
With the sharing of this video, the original-poster promoted actual #inspirationporn. You know the kind: where the “best friend” of the girl about to audition for the TV show competition, was given so much attention for simply showing up. Although the show is heavily influenced by producer’s cuts, it becomes obvious that this girl used his Down Syndrome to gather sympathy votes for her own performance.
This exploitation intentionally shines the light on the disability card, without any regard for his musical aptitude. Actually, they did ask him to sing for a moment, and he did give it his all. What’s missing here is the attitude of the judges, and the promotion of his “great” and “awesome job” without any judging of his musicality in the first place–the objective of this audition. Disabled people aren’t asking for participation trophies, especially not with exaggeration on the basis of their difference. Disabled people are asking for meaningful inclusion in the arts, on the basis of their innate capacity.
Disabled people are asking for meaningful inclusion in the arts, on the basis of their innate capacity.
I commented these sentiments in the group discussion. After several days of trying to build awareness that group members were patronizing this adult by sharing this video, and pointing out that they wouldn’t watch this audition if he wouldn’t have been there… I got an admin notice to “keep it civil”. Actually, no. It was a comment in the thread, publicly, warning that if, I in particular, won’t keep it civil, it will be shut down.
I don’t have the time or spoons to change people’s opinion on social media despite my strong burning desire to be an advocate. I opted to delete my comment, and poof, the entire thread went with it. While I thought this was the end of it, I also got a private message from the head honcho to remind me that there was an overall mission of the group, and that I am being slapped on the wrist.
My response, I think, was appropriate:
“I have the same goals when participating. Not sharing the same opinion about disability attitudes than you, is hardly an indicator of disrespect. In my attempt to clarify someone’s distorted view of disabled people such as myself, I realized that (1) they can’t even hear my thoughts, no matter how eloquent, and (2) the admin is not truly welcoming of all people who wish to connect and build each other up. If the Jewish nation has self hate within, how can we ever build?”
People are very quick to assign labels to behaviors. When an autistic person insists on correcting your grammar, it may feel like they are shaming you. When an autistic person insists that you have taken the wrong road to get to the ice cream store, you may feel like they are calling you stupid. Knowing the source of these expressions helps the bystander coexist with the autistic person. For autistics, knowing that the world is becoming less hostile and safer for them to express their thoughts, is necessary for healthy identity.
Negative perceptions of the self are formed when people tell you to stop. Stop talking. Stop lecturing. Stop flapping. Stop covering your ears. Stop reciting pi. Stop, stop, stop. These are weapons used by neurotypicals to enforce societal norms by oppressing the autistic way of being. When the autistic persists, they call it a mental illness. They must label it because any other explanation is inconceivable.
We are told that we are rude. We are annoying. We persistently set the record straight. We should not correct others. We should not tell them that the plural of syllabus is syllabi. We should simply sit with all that information and hold it in. Like a sneeze that is threatened to exist. If you hold your nostrils, maybe it won’t escape. If you stuff your mouth with a sock and also hold your nostrils, there is a chance that you can bring on just the exact amount of internalized oppression to make this sneeze implode inside.
When you do sneeze anything, you are perceived as a social misfits. Bloggers call us fussy brats. Authors refer to us as having ADD/ADHD because we live in the tangent of our own creations, to the exclusion of the input of those around us. Being referred to as annoying, uncaring of the input of others, or persistently insisting on our ways of being, takes a toll on the mental health of the autistic person.
How OCD is different from Autism
OCD is an obsessive compulsion to repeat a task, or to be involved with a matter. It becomes a disorder when the person is unable to withhold from completing the task. The lead-up to the task (checking the stove, locking the door) is rife with a pre-sneeze panic. It must come out. You must sneeze. Involuntary functions are aroused rather than paralyzed. It simply bursts forth like the sneeze that popped after you smelled a bunch of lillies. The person becomes more and more anxious as they repeat the task. Trying to ignore or stop your obsessions increases your distress and anxiety, and despite efforts to ignore the urges, they keep coming back. This leads to more ritualistic behavior, and the vicious cycle of OCD.
Autistic people operate with a radically different neurological setup. The structural anatomy of autistic brains are nearly indistinguishable from typical brains. However, the neurons fire up and move through pathways that result in a dramatically different worldview. A person with synesthesia is not mentally ill if they hear a number as a color. They are not having hallucinations, but rather, experiencing a multisensory perception to a single stimulus. These perceptions are very exciting for autistic people, and quite pleasing. The autistic person is happier the more they engage in their perseverations. The person who has OCD becomes more anxious as they try to resolve their compulsions.
Engaging in the party in my head is my choice. I maintain the right to speak of the unicorns and the cats dressed in tuxedos. I maintain the right to recite pi until my pet gecko’s stares at me judgingly. You are looking at my happy place as the primary source of annoyance to you. It is not an obsessive compulsion to annoy you. I am simply enjoying the happiness that exists within my personal and private consciousness reality. When I am kind enough to share and hope to bring you into my party, you fail to grasp it. You don’t see the beautiful patterns, the philosophical ponderings, the way the undiscovered colors dazzle my mind. You are struggling, and that is okay. But please don’t put the burden onto me for carrying your challenges.
Cure Autism now foundation by Hollywood producer Jon Shestak and his wife, Portia Iversen.
Most autistics vehemently reject organizations that sponsor research for a cure. Worse, the “Cure Autism Now” organization raised millions in the first few years of inception, desperate to eradicate autism. Motivated by their son’s decreasing independence, Hollywood producer Jon Shestak and his wife, Portia Iversen, pushed to reverse his regression, which they found to be very alarming.
When they heard about Tito in India, who mastered independent typing, they sponsored Soma and Tito to move to the United States.
Soma Mukhopadhyay with her son Tito, writing
Soma soon worked with more than 70 families in a short span of time, bringing RPM to a local school in Los Angeles, and eventually starting the Halo clinic in Austin, Texas.
Some teaching with RPM in a Los Angeles school
Because of this dramatic history of how RPM came to America, one must be cautious about rejecting people with a harsh attitude around autism. Sometimes people can change, and see their children for the amazing people they truly are, regardless of how they communicate.
Portia and her son Dov, spelling with RPM letterboard
This story first aired on CBS 60 minutes in 2003, “Breaking The Silence (AKA Autism)” (watch full video at the end of this page). The episode opens with a grim look at autistic people. They are judged, name-called, and mistreated on the basis of their actions. When Tito enters the story, the attitude changes. In the last segment, the interviewer is seen speaking to him in age appropriate manner, and with a respectful attitude. Mother Portia is seen learning and spelling alongside her child.
Prior to RPM, the attitude regarding the nonspeaking child was “alarming” and “frightening” and something of a “horror story”. RPM has the capacity to push this attitude shift in society. It begins with the individual, who now has a way to prove to their parents that they have significant knowledge of a subject matter. As the parent feels confident in their child, they begin to advocate to the school, and eventually the world. We don’t need to lock people into low-education settings just because we insist that they prove their knowledge in one specific way. RPM is knowledge, and knowledge is power.
Dr. Michael Merzenich, neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco who supports RPM.
Dr. Michael Merzenich has been studying Tito for more than a year. A neuroscientist the University of California, San Francisco, he says Tito is not only authentic, but miraculous.: “There can be little question, in the writing behavior of Tito, that he’s providing the answers and that the answers are coming from his brain.” Specifically, Merzenich reckons there may be “hundreds, if not thousands of Titos out there”. Despite the controversy that RPM users couldn’t possibly be the author of their own words, the method will live because everyone deserves a chance to be included.
Soma Mukhopadhyay with her son Tito, typing on computer
The Cure Autism Now Foundation introduced RPM to the USA in 2001. The foundation website asserts that Soma Mukhopadhyay’s son (aged 30 years), who was diagnosed with ASD at age three, was introduced to his mother’s own intensive educational curriculum … Activities included reading textbooks and classics, prompting him to point to numbers and letters, and “physically motoring his body through the motions.” At six years old, her son was said to write independently. In 2001, the Cure Autism Now Foundation offered Mukhopadhyay a fellowship to implement her teaching method at a school in Los Angeles, working with nine children with ASD. Since then, Mukhopadhyay has refined and trademarked RPM and trained hundreds of students throughout the United States^ (http://www.halo-soma.org). Her trademarks have since been abandoned (2013).
RPM RESOURCES: WHERE TO START
RPM is a method for teaching academics to non-verbal students, which may lead to independent typing. Many of my piano students use RPM. Contrary to popular misconceptions, RPM (or sign language) does not lead a nonverbal child to delay using speech. In fact, it promotes more fluid communication using an unexpected neural resource that is innate. See the 60 minutes documentary below (captions and transcript at the end of the page).
Here is a list of RPM resources and the information I recommend you to watch:
RPM in the news: “RPM does not have clinical studies to prove it works. It does have hundreds of families who say it changed their lives…RPM demands that we dig deep, so children like Graciela and John Paul can be set free”.
My first time introducing RPM to Lucien (8) . According to his mother, the school was teaching him the sounds of the alphabet, because he “can’t read”. Once I pulled out the stencils to increase the challenge, he spelled the word “child” without prompted on the spelling of the word. Within 20 minutes, he cycled through multiple levels of RPM, and proving his literacy, vocabulary, and critical thinking. (See description on video page for detailed breakdown).
Super-Smart kids show you when they are bored– Bella is deliberately choosing the wrong answers. From my experience, the super clever kids do that to show you how super bored they are with (1) the material, and (2) method level. It’s always time to increase in both different levels of difficulty (subject and task). Once mom started to teach more stimulating topics and improving her own technique, Bella made very rapid progress – she is now able to independently express her thoughts using a keyboard (later in the video– approx 4mins30secs).
VICKI MABREY:Over the pastfew years, statistics have shown a significant and startling rise in the number ofchildren diagnosed with autism. But there’s also been what some are calling anunexpected breakthrough in the disorder. It’s happened quietly, with just ahandful of children, but it could have profound implications for nearly half a million children in theUS alone. They are kids with autism, children many presumed are mentallyretarded or locked in their own world, unable to communicate or even to think for themselves.That was the prevailing view of autism, until now. Tonight, we’llintroduce you again to the remarkable people who are breaking the silence of autism, a silencethat led one couple on a desperate search for a cure.
00:45 MR. JON SHESTAKIt’slike sometime between your baby’s first and second birthday,somebody sneaks into your house late at night and they steal his mind and hispersonality, and they leave his body behind.
01:00 MABREYFor Hollywood producer JonShestak and his wife, Portia Iversen, it was like something from a horror film.
01:10 MABREYLike most children with autism, their son, Dov, appeared to bedeveloping normally, a happy baby, learning to speak.
01:20 MABREYThen, at around 18 months, he lost the fewwords he had, stopped answering to his name and disappeared into the frighteningworld of autism.
01:30 MS. PORTIA IVERSENI felt so helpless to help him, and yet, everyminute, every day, I saw him getting further and further out of my grasp, and there was no expert outthere to stop it.
01:40 MABREYAlthough there are varying degrees of autism,Jon and Portia were told their son had the most severe form. They were told hewould never speak and probably was mentally retarded. Doctors said there was nothingPortia and Jon could do for him, except give him constant care and get on with theirlives. Now, age 10, the only soundsDov makes are unintelligible.
02:05 MABREYHis behavior isfilled with uncontrollable movements called stimming, or self-stimulation.
02:10 MS. IVERSENListen, people don’t want todo stuff with you out here if all you want to do is stim, OK?
02:15 MABREYHow frustrated were you?
02:20 MS. IVERSENThe worst times, you know, were when he was–was in pain of some kindand we couldn’t figure out, you know, ‘Was it a toothache? Was it a stomachache? Did he have appendicitis? Did he breaka bone?’ And he couldn’t tell us.
02:30 MR. SHESTAKThat’s a–tha–that’s pretty helpless, and everything in you is saying like,‘You gotta help him, fix him, make him feel better,’ and you don’t evenknow where to start.
02:40 MABREYIf we wait for the feds to sort of actually make a…
MABREYPortia and Jon weretold there was no cure and that there were very few scientists even doing autism research,so they formed a research foundation called CAN, Cure Autism Now.
02:55 That’s al–that’s a huge amount of work.
MABREYIn just seven years, they’ve raised close to $20 million,making CAN the largest private supporter of autism research in the country.
03:05 MABREYBut their biggest breakthrough didn’t come in the lab. It came from a boy their foundation broughtover from India, a boy who seemed very much like their own son, but with somedramatic differences. This child is challenging every assumption about autism,turning the world of Portia and Jon and thousands of other parents like them upside down.
03:25 MABREYHis name is Tito Mukhopadhyay,seen here when he was 10. Like Dov, he’s severely autistic.He, too, is almost mute and has little control over his body.Now 14, Tito still exhibits all the same symptoms of autism,but he’s doing what doctors, researchers and mostparents of autistic children once thought impossible. He has learned to writeeloquently and independently about what it’s like to be trapped in an autistic body.
04:00 MS. IVERSENI was able to ask Tito things I always wanted to ask my own son, Dov: ‘Why do you flap?Why do you rock? Why can’t you look in my eyes?’ You know? AndTito could answer all these questions.
04:10 MABREYThrough his writing, he told her he flaps his arms becauseotherwise he can’t feel his body. He avoids eye contact because it’s difficult for him tosee and hear at the same time.
04:20 MABREYWhat do you think the biggestmisperception is that people have of people with autism?
04:30 MABREYWhat we are seeing in Tito is unprecedented. Bydefinition, people with severe autism have trouble with language, a notion that Titoshatters every time he puts pen to paper.
04:40 That they don’t haveany understanding.’
04:45 TITO MUKHOPADHYAYOf…
MABREYAny understanding of what? ‘Of anything.’
04:55 MABREYWhen you first met Tito, were you skeptical?
DR. MICHAEL MERZENICHThe nature of a scientist is to be skeptical, so I was surprised when I–certainly surprised, when I met him, tosee the very compelling evidence that he was for real.
05:10M ABREYDr. Michael Merzenich has been studying Tito for more than a year. A neuroscientistat the University of California, San Francisco, he says Tito is not only authentic,but miraculous.
05:20 DR. MERZENICHThere can be little question, in the writing behavior of Tito, that he’sproviding the answers and that the answers are coming from his brain.
05:25 MABREYIf Tito seems amiracle of autism, this is the miracle worker–his mother, Soma, who gave up acareer in chemistry to devote her life to teaching her son, even though doctors in Indiasaid he would never be able to learn.
05:40 MS. SOMA MUKHOPADHYAYAt first, they told us he was mentally retarded because he looked thatbecause he wasn’t doing anything. He wasn’t doing what a kid’s agelevel–a–a three-year-old child should do. He did not respond. He did not do anything.
05:55 MABREYWere you told how to teach him?
MS. MUKHOPADHYAYNo, no, no.
MABREYWhat were you told?
06:00 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYTo keep him busy.
Here, come. Run, run, run, run, run.
MABREYAnd she’s been keepinghim busy ever since.
06:05 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYFind Pershing Square over here. Here. If you don’t look–where is it? Come on.
MABREYAs ayoung child, she noticed he was staring at calendars, so she started teaching him numbers and letters.
06:15 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYWhat are the factors of six?
MS. MUKHOPADHYAYSay that properly.
06:20MABREYWhen he wouldn’t hold a pencil, she used a rubber band to tie one to his finger andtaught him to draw lines and eventually to write.
06:25 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYNow why is it coming down the line?
06:30 MABREYIf her method looks simple, just ask parents of other severely autistic children.
MABREYThey’lltell you that, at one time or another, they too tried to get their child to type or communicate,with no success. But Soma’s method requires tenacity.
06:40 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYWrite the Fproperly. Write it again. Write it again. No one will be able to read that.
06:50 MABREYFor the past 11 years, this tireless taskmaster has spent every wakingmoment talking and teaching.
06:55MS. MUKHOPADHYAYHey, now look at this. Oh, look at that.
07:00 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYYou’re not even looking.
MABREY…to keep Tito stimulated…
MS. MUKHOPADHYAYWe get to put our names over here. How wouldthat look?
07:05 MABREY…and his mind on track.
MS. MUKHOPADHYAYLook at that. No, not like that.
MABREYWhatif you slacked off? What would happen, do you think?
07:10 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYNo,I did not, so I–I don’t know.
07:15 MABREYSo you don’t even know.
MS. MUKHOPADHYAYI–I can’t even imagine myself doing that,yeah.
07:20 MABREYHer determination and her assumptions about Tito may have made allthe difference.
07:25 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYThere’s something? Where?
MABREYShe never doubted that he could learn…
MS. MUKHOPADHYAYOne, two, three.No.
07:30 MABREY…so she fed him a healthy diet of knowledge, from Shakespeare togeometry to music.
07:35 MABREYTito, without yourmother pushing you, how would your life have been different?
07:45 MS. MUKHOPADHYAY‘I…
07:50 MS. MUKHOPADHYAY‘…have been a…’
MS. MUKHOPADHYAY‘I would havebeen a vegetable.’
08:05 MABREY‘I w’–(gasps). ‘I would have been a vegetable.’So it’s a good thing that she pushed.
08:15 MABREYHe said he’d be a vegetable.
DR. MERZENICHI think that’s probably pretty–prettyaccurate.
08:20 MABREYThough Tito seems to have escaped that fate through his writing, heremains severely autistic. He can’t even pick up the pad and pencil to write without his mother’sconstant prodding and urging.
08:30 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYWrite.
Write. Write it!
MABREYButwhen Tito does write, it is with astonishing insight, especially for a boy just14 years old. He’s written hundreds of poems, including this one, which we watchedhim write from beginning to end.
08:45 MS. MUKHOPADHYAY‘I have fancied a little dream, and the worldis left unseen. With the light of your eyes, through the darkness of thenight, I have held that little dream, beyond my world, beyond all scenes.’
09:00 DR. MERZENICHTito is a beautiful example of the possible.
DR. MERZENICHHere, we have a boythat, largely through the empirical interaction of this boy with his–with his mother,a–a way has been found into his–into his ability,into his spirit.
09:15 MABREYDo you think that Tito is just one in a million?
DR. MERZENICHI think there couldbe thousands of–maybe tens of thousands of Titos out there.
09:20 MABREYScientists will soonfind out if that’s true. For the past year, Soma’s been testing her homegrown methodson a small group of children at the Carousel school in Los Angeles, the school attendedby Jon and Portia’s son, Dov.
09:35 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYHere, Dov.
MABREYLike Tito, these nine- and10-year-olds are severely autistic. Few can speak, and until recently, teachershad no idea if anything was actually getting through.
09:45 Who were the Native Americansthere at the time?
09:50 MABREYNow they know.
MABREYIn the space of ayear, kids who were being taught on a kindergarten level are now being taught math,social studies and science like fourth-graders.
10:05 MABREYKaren Spratt was their teacher. She had been trained inapplied behavioral analysis, a treatment which has been very effective in teaching children withautism. Spratt says she was skeptical since Soma’s technique seemed todefy most of the principles of ABA.
10:20 MS. SPRATTSoma did everything that I wastold not to do, kind of, as a teacher. So, for instance, she talked constantly.
10:25 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYThe sunrises in the east or not? Pick up.
10:30MABREYAnd that’s the exact opposite of everything that you had been taught?
MS. SPRATTItis. In my training, it was that you give basic directions and wait for aresponse and not to do–to verbalize too much because it could bedistracting.
10:45 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYIf 26 plus two is 38–28…
MABREYInstead of being distracting,Soma’s ‘Rapid Prompting Method,’ as she calls it, seems to keep the children’s attention focusedlong enough for them to communicate.
10:55MS. MUKHOPADHYAYPick up. 98, good.
MABREYShe ignores their erratic movementsand wandering eyes and focuses instead on the mind locked inside.
11:00 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYStraightlines or the line of longitude?
11:05 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYNo, it is the line of longitude. Now tell me…
MABREYDid you eversecond-guess your approach? Ever think, ‘Maybe this isn’t right?’
11:15 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYNo, no. I’m always sure of myself, what I’m doing.
11:20 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYBecause it works. It works.
MABREYAnd she offers some astonishing proof.
11:25 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYTell me, what do you like best?
MABREYDov Shestak was one of her first students, since itwas his parents, Portia and Jon, whose foundation brought Soma to the United States,but they never expected this.
11:35 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYMath, yes? You like math. Here, we can do some mathover here to show off.
11:40 MABREYAfter years of trying nearly every technique available for autisticchildren, his parents were astonished. Within six weeks of working with Soma,suddenly came full sentences, complex thoughts and words spelledcorrectly.
11:55MS. IVERSEN…R. It is a flower, and that’s a bulb.
MS. IVERSENThe best way I can put this isit seemed like I was seeing the kid that had disappeared seven years before.
12:00 MS. IVERSENAndsuddenly, you know, it wasn’t just the one word or gesture I was able to get. It was whole–wholesentences and ideas.
12:10 MS. IVERSENKeep going. I know what you mean, but finish it up.
MS. IVERSENI was like a kid in a candy shop. I didn’t knowwhere to start, you know? ‘What’s your favorite color? What do you want to be when you grow up?’ I mean, you know, all the questions you ask a childover years.
12:20 MS. IVERSENYou know, every day there was whole new sets of things I was finding out.
12:25 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYHere, Dov, tell me, why do you like math so much?
MABREYThey learned that Dov isinterested in religion and history and is a surprisingly good mathematician.
12:35 MS. MUKHOPADHYAY…Y. ‘It’s easy.’
MABREYWe asked Dov how he had learned so much when no one had formallytaught him.
12:40 MS. MUKHOPADHYAYL-I–come on. Go ahead. Come on.
12:45 MABREYHe told us that all those years when people thought he was lost in his own world,he was actually listening to everything around him.
12:50 MABREYYou learned to spell, and you learnedto do math.
12:55 MABREYAlthough Soma’s method has not been studied scientifically,Mike Merzenich is one of many researchers who think it should be taken seriously.
13:05 DR. MERZENICHI think it’s almost certain that this method can be used with many, many autistic children.
DR. MERZENICHAnd theinitial indication, from these studies in Los Angeles,is that it might apply even to the substantial majority of these children.
13:15 MABREYThat they might be helped by this method, by…
MABREY…someone prodding them and telling them, ‘Think. Do, do. Act.’
13:25 MABREYScientists can’t help but wonder what other secrets Tito, Dov and others likethem still hold.
13:30 MABREYAre you happier now?
MABREYBut one thing is certain. Theability to communicate has had a profound effect on Dov’s life.
13:40 MABREYHe’s happier now, and you don’t have to be a scientist to understand why.
13:45 MABREY‘I can tell others my feelings,’ and that’s why you’re happy.
13:50 MABREYAfter our report aired in January, Cure AutismNow received thousands of letters from families asking Soma to work with their children.Since then, she’s worked individually with some 70 kids with autism, and theresults, parents tell us, have been remarkable. Soma and Portia are now finishing amanual that will teach others how to use the Rapid Prompting Method.
This video was directed by Nicolas Joncour, a pianist and university student in France. Nico spells to communicate. He shared his message about nonspeaking autistics and what he wants the world to understand. Click for captions, or full transcript below:
I was born in October 1999 in France, a country that was not ready for me. I resembled my maternal grandpa, and my personality was like my father. I don’t remember much from when I was a baby, but I remember books. I read books in my bedroom. By reading, I learned a lot. I had musical notes in my head since I was born. I think I have antennas on my head for music!
“GUITAR” was my first word, but I had to wait until my third birthday until I got my first guitar. When my family sings Happy Birthday, it feels like a jackhammer to my head. But the electric candle from the cake had a pleasant happy birthday song, which was more exciting.
In school, when I was 3, the teacher understood that something was different about me about me, even though the family doctor did not notice anything. I was 9 years old when I realized that I was not like everyone else everyone else around me. I felt different and knew I was autistic. From that age on, people called me out for being autistic.
The Shoah Holocaust Memorial in Paris was of great interest to me. Most people were surprised that I was the one asking to attend. “How could this 10-year-old understand the story?”–they wondered.
I was 12 when we adopted a dog from the shelter in Fougères and brought her home to Rennes. I chose the name Fourenne for her tocombine the names of both towns. She knows that I love her but I can’t play with her–it’s hard.
Today at the university, it is different than my schooldays. This is because I am recognized as a student, just like all my peers. I describe my personality as reliable, you can count on me, honest, and a high defender of justice. But when strangers first see me, they usually think I am stupid, deaf, and can’t understand what they are saying.
I can’t control the sounds that I make. I do try to control it and to make less noise. It is very difficult for me to learn to play the piano, but when I play an instrument, I decide what gesture I want to make. I am in control. I calculate in my brain to successfully move from one key to another. When I do math, I can feel my body. Playing piano gives me the ability to be the master of my spirit.
Henny: Nico, if science fiction would make it possible for autistic people to use math in their heads to control speech, do you think we should ask people to do math to feel their mouth?
It would be great to realize that, to make it possible. I would like to speak. I love Math. I wish language would be as easy as mathematics.
And do you think that we should push autistic people to use speech?
I want to talk, to speak, but not by way of force or pressure.It would be like forcing my mom to speak with a lot of people and being social in a large crowd. Mom: “It’s horrible, it’s a torture”.
A really bad key or a wrong note played is like a knife on the brain! It is very painful. But when people see me playing a wrong key, they think I cannot read the notes.
They must understand that I have no capacity to control my gestures and movement. They should have a different opinion, but the problem is, that I can’t force them! Teachers of young autistic children must understand that we are clever, we can learn. Parents should understand that we are real people on the inside.
In ten years from now, my dream is to be the pope! I want to be the pope for people who are oppressed–people who have no education. In ten months from now, I just want to pass my exams.
This past night, I dreamed that I worked for Hitler during WWII. Because of my interdisciplinary education, I was able to pass as a professional elite in his private residence. I got picked up one day as I was passing the street, hurrying to shop for my family. I was grilled about my destination by a gendarme. I was dressed as a very stylish 1920’s mademoiselle, and made a firm assertion in my unaccented German that I was on my way to der schloss–the old palace where he had taken up residence. I seemed to have impressed that lone guard so much that he cleared the path to the front door and escorted me with an entourage.
From the moment that I entered, my survival instincts kicked in. I knew that I would have to remind and prove to everyone what my training was, just to make it from hour to hour. Hitler’s paranoia infiltrated every rank, and everyone was a suspect for wearing the wrong color eyeliner. I was fortunate that I had dressed in clothing that matched my assertion. I was wearing a beautiful maroon and beige tweed wool coat. It was full-length, but only two buttons were closed. This allowed for my outfit to be seen peeking through the coat. I had a beautiful wool skirt with large pleats in dark chocolate fabric. The pleats were sewn flat for the upper half to be form fitting around the hips. The ribbed sweater and silk blouse with starched collar completed the outfit. I wore brown silk tights and beautiful leather shoes with a small pump heal and Mary-Jane strap with a stud button. My hair was long and turned up into a French bun under a wool felt hat with a brass buckle. In a way, I almost looked like Mary Poppins–modest, sexy, stylish, but beholden of superpowers.
Once inside the palace, I had to re-introduce my credentials to everyone who paused to check on me. Instinctively and against all reason, I chose the arts over a practical profession, although any excuse was up for grabs in that situation. Every time I asserted that I was a Maestro, they pushed me further and further into the staff quarters where experts prepared to be of service. Somehow, being the Maestro set me apart from others who were shoemakers, plumbers, and chefs. I was regarded as a true professional, and somebody who was worthy of being spoken to in high vocabulary. I was given the largest storage space for my clothes, which was a house closet converted into a locker for personal belongings for those who were in the expert quarters. These were actually house closets converted to costume racks like those in a backstage dressing room near the props.
My closet was located directly next to Hitler’s dress clothes closet. The room was vacant with only a small round table and wooden chairs. The dusty pink carpet was a remnant of the previous tenant who used this room as a back-quarter conference area near their bedroom. We were expected to sit there and wait on command. Hitler’s door was right in that room. He was on the other side, loudly pacing and cursing as he used that room to prepare himself mentally and physically for each task. We were expected to sit there and wait for him to overcome his anxiety and to be able to demand some request from and of us.
Since I was the only one trained in the social sciences, I was also the one that he turned to as a full-time therapist. When he was too flustered to figure out if he should put on his left or right sock first, he would come to me and ask for instruction. Those instructions were shrouded by mundane tasks, but truly held a double meaning as he was asking about invasions and strategies. Using his socks, clothing, or what he should eat for his next meal, we discussed everything in true psychoanalytic fashion. Since Freud was all the rage at the time, I was able to earn his respect for what I was observing, witnessing, or analyzing from his experience.
Hitler was a known classical music snob, and it terrified me that he would grill me before every public performance. However he was too anxious with his own daily tasks such as combing his hair to perfection to involve himself with that. Instead, he conceded and allowed his staff to select the experts for his use, and for his disposal on a whim. Within an hour of my arrival to the palace, there was already one public meeting where Hitler was expected to entertain high-ranking officials. I rushed to the podium, grabbed the conductor’s baton, and conducted the orchestra without knowing what they would be playing. I had never seen the score before nor had I rehearsed any of the conducting. Yet I flapped with that stick as thought a gun was held to my head. I succeeded in demonstrating my competencies to the highest bidder.
When we returned to the room, Hitler was mingling in the expert room and cozied up to me. He thanked me for that wonderful Wagner rendition. He used the encounter to ask me more about what I thought of his outfit. His insecurities were pouring and leaking and dribbling and flooding the space. None of the other experts were capable of standing up to his constant grilling about his appearances, and many were shot and left for dead.
Next to me at the round table was an artist who was hired to draw all of the scenes that had occurred. He was a sketch artist with impeccable skill for drawing faces. He was always on edge, worried that he was drawing Hitler with one extra strand of hair. One day, a small Aryan child was at the table. He was obviously a child of high-ranking people allowed in that back room. He was watching all of us draw sketches to help the artist practice. He was fascinated with my drawing of the sketch artist’s face. I had started with his hairline first. The boy grabbed my pencil and insisted that he knew how to do it better. He began boldly adding strokes to the hair until it looked like a child’s caricature. He seemed embarrassed when he noticed the ruined sketch, but covered it up with some excuse of “there, I fixed it”. I hated this kid and his privilege, arrogance, and pomp.
One of our jobs was to go through every published scientific article in the German archives as well as captured libraries. We were expected to revise the manuscripts to reflect scientific findings that Hitler imagined. For example, a study about lab rats being killed from poisonous gas was edited to reflect that the rats had a genetic (non-Aryan) predisposition to susceptibility to safe gasses. Because we were the experts, nobody in the palace reviewed our work. We sat with a calligraphy pen rewriting all of the science of the past 100 years. Whatever we wrote was final. As the lone expert, I also pranked Hitler by sometimes putting lyrics into those articles, or curse words from other European languages. We knew we could have fun with this because we were the only peer-reviewers in this ridiculous charade. Still, we did those pranks only when Hitler was out entertaining, just in case he would pass through the round table and read something fishy.
The days flew by in a whirlwind of velvet gowns, concert apparel, and singing roles in entertainment productions. About three months into the war, we were waiting for Hitler to get dressed for yet another public appearance. From his breathing alone, I was able to sense that he was in full-blown panic, pacing his room like a maniac. I took a large orchestral score with me and tapped lightly on his door. I asked, “herr Hitler, may I sing for you from today’s performance to make sure that you approve of the musical selection?” The door was flung open by a purple faced steaming scrawny shell of a man. He was haggard and angry. He didn’t just fly over the cuckoo’s nest, but he was laying golden eggs in them. As I began to sing the opening note without a reference point, which indicated my perfect pitch, he visibly began to calm. When some rational thought returned, he asked again about my role in the palace. I reminded him that it was my job to cultivate the finest musical selections to fit each mood. I gave him an example of an upbeat Wagner score to demonstrate power, and contrasted that with a soprano aria to indicate mellow mood setting for evening when entertaining the ladies. He was so impressed and reassured by my extensive knowledge, that he used me as his right-hand pretty-thing as he went from one public appearance to another. From that moment, he insisted on having me on hand at all times as a representation of his sanity. He relied on me to keep him calm and powerful as the way he wanted to be seen. Through the arts, I became his therapeutic adviser.
I woke up reassured that I have selected a career in my current life that would not only help me help the masses. I don’t have to be Hitler’s right-hand man anymore. I already hold the power within my own abilities which was granted to me through the through my exposure to the arts. I am alive and kicking because of music. For most of my life, I faced death for my choices, but my choices always won.
Image of my maternal grandmother, a survivor of Auschwitz, being soothed by my sister and niece. I have been teaching music to my niece for four years now.
I only teach piano to nonspeaking and autistic students. All the lessons are online through Skype or FaceTime, even for families who live locally nearby. This helps me reach students all over the world and in underserviced areas. The format is a 1:1 personalized lesson, not a class taught to more than one student. Oftentime, parents will worry about the online format, given their child’s history of requiring hands-on support or in-person prompting. Other parents often remark that they are unsure if the iPad would be a distraction during the lesson. Lastly, many parents wonder how the lesson proceeds if the student runs off or steps away from the instrument. Please read: Why Piano Lessons for My Autistic Child? Top 10 Questions Answered by Autistic Piano Teacher. Here are some frequently asked questions to dispel some fears about the online structure.
Your child will also do better if I am in their learning space without being in their physical face.
Driving in rush hour traffic and reorienting to the teacher’s house and the smell of her dinner cooking may be too much for one day.
Having a lesson in the comfort of your home is optimal where the sensory accommodations are already established.
I am autistic too and I arrange my environment to accommodate my sensory needs. Once organized, I am able to be fully focused on the teaching. I can’t have people in my space while I teach.
Mother providing hand-over-hand support to nonverbal autistic piano student with dyspraxia
Dogs and pets are welcome, if that’s what the student likes. I even teach turtles, cockatoos and Darth Vader.
It is important that the room be arranged with everything comforting. All efforts should be made to turn the piano lesson room into a safe space.
Some students require upper core support, so experimenting with lumbar-support chair or office chair may be helpful.
Arms should be like the capital letter L extending to the piano. However, many students spend the first year with elbow and shoulder support, rendering their hands in the T-Rex position. The awkward posture helps build proprioception in the fingers, which are the farthest point to receive motor signals. As the fine motor skills become reliable, the hands lower into the L posture and support is faded.
Some students sit with pretzel legs, one knee up to the chin, or on swiveling chairs. All postural adjustments are encouraged and discussed to enhance accuracy of the finger movement.
If the child utilizes larger sensory tools, keep (for example) their trampoline and bouncing balls nearby. The student may utilize anything they need to redirect their body to the piano during the lesson.
If the student runs off or rolls on the floor, I don’t consider that a “behavior problem”. Parents should never drag the child back to the piano, bribe them, or threaten with a punishment. Rather, I encourage the student to return to the piano using a variety of tools that I have taught them.
From my observation, almost every student so far has displayed a photographic memory. They will take a quick peripheral glance of the material and almost never refer back to the page for visual prompts. Instead, they are ‘reading’ from their heads.
The student is not required to “look” at me. This means that the device is set off to the side where I can see their profile while seated at the piano. I do not allow parents to prompt “look at the book!” or “look at Miss Henny!”
If I require the student to use their eyes in any way, I will instruct them on the best strategies to accommodate their visual depletion rates and perceptual differences.
Students with visual impairment, cortical, TBI, or congenital, are encouraged to consider learning to play from written music. Accommodations are made to enlarge the music, use clamp-on magnifiers, colored overlay filters, and a referral to an Irlen diagnostician. At this time, I am not skilled to teach braille note-reading.
Piano student wearing noise-cancelling headphones during lesson
It’s quite alright if the student covers their ears or wears noise-cancelling headphones. These devices are designed to silence the disrupting surround sound and filter only the dominant sound they wish to hear, which is the piano.
Students may appear to be bothered by the sound distortions to my voice on the iPad. The volume may be lowered, we can try to call again with a better connection, or complete the lesson using a smaller device (cellphone).
I almost never play on my piano together with the student because our pianos are very likely in different tuning. I use the classical guitar to accompany the student. I slide my fingers to adjust to your tuning, rather than making the student adjust to mine. With the nylon strings, it is a warm and pleasing non-metal sound which is quickly an instant favorite for many.
You will notice that I NEVER repeat any instructions and speak in age appropriate language. I don’t require that the student appear to be actively listening in a manner that has been determined as appropriate by others. Rather, I keep teaching knowing that he can hear me from any point in the house.
Some students are bothered by seeing themselves on the screen. For the first few weeks, they find it helpful to cover my face onscreen with a post-it note.
A post-it note can also be used to hide the notification bar and charge percentage, which distracts many students.
When there is a siren or airplane on my end, I will press mute on my computer.
Students who wear hearing aids or cochlear implants may remove them if the sound is distorted or overwhelming. We learn to feel our way around the instrument and listen for vibrations to correct the notes when playing.
Vocal stimming and all stimming is ignored. It doesn’t bother me and I continue to teach.
Crying or screaming is a non-issue for me, but it is discussed to learn more about the triggers. These triggers are resolved with an agreed upon accommodation, and the lesson continues.
Students may be dressed, in their underwear, or wearing anything that is comforting to them. I am not perturbed by students who suddenly strip.
Parents sometimes insist that their child “can’t” or “doesn’t” read yet. A student does not have to prove that he can read in order to be able to read. Many students are hyperlexic and have an early ability to read without ever being taught. I presume competence until otherwise proven.
During the lesson, I will sing the lyrics of the song rather than the note names. This encourages the student’s eyes to hunt for the next note to play based on where he’s up to in the song. The parent may observe that he is reading and finding his way through the book.
I also ask students to sing the lyrics of a song. I prompt by speaking the lyrics first, and then have them play and sing. This offers the learning opportunity for pre-readers to learn phonetic skills on the fly, and piece reading concepts together almost instantly. Within 3-4 weeks, students are often literate above their age level.
Student is spelling on a RPM laminated letterboard to communicate during the lesson
All types of communication is welcome. However, I have a strong preference for families to already be experienced in the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM) and/or Facilitated Communication (FC).
Please have the AAC device on hand for communication during the lesson.
I never ask a question and demand an answer, spelled, spoken, or signed. I presume competence and ask instead: “Which one is that starting note? Show me on piano”.
The piano becomes the instrument to demonstrate knowledge much like the letterboard is a tool to spell a response.
Parent often request an assignment to play for grandma, or family Thanksgiving party, or for a school talent show. These requests are challenging to the student’s progress. They are a tease to what the student may want to do but may not be technically ready to do at that point in time. Playing piano publicly as a form of socialization is truly the highest compliment to your child’s training. However, please allow me to direct the pace and type of socialization.
Oftentimes during the second year of instruction, I will recommend that a family visit their local church and obtain permission to sit in the back while the choir rehearses. At that point, the student is ready to not only follow along on the sheet music, but they are skilled in solfege and sight-singing. It is delightful when the perfect pitch musician from the back of the room begins to sing without a pitch prompt, while most choristers are waiting for the note from the pianist.
Other socialization options are offered as time goes by and connections are made in your local and broader musical community.
The student and their family are informed when they are ready to join a band, orchestra, choir, or audition for colleges.
Your child’s learning style will be actively assessed in the first year. How they take in information, how they process and produce may be very different.
After the assessment, I will ask the student to rearrange their learning and productivity around their strengths. Sometimes a parent will insist “but my child needs a visual aid” or “can you just play it for them so they know what it sounds like?” I don’t teach in the traditional manner where supplemental supports are offered. Rather, the student is encouraged to use strengths from within to flourish.
It is my goal to build an independent musician who can demonstrate their talents on any piano from anyone’s music, without colored stickers, highlighters, and adaptive tools.
I no longer teach students who have been exposed to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) interventions. The forced compliance and normalization takes a heavy toll on the child’s psyche. They become prompt dependent and wait for instructions to complete a task. I don’t offer ABA styled instruction in the lesson, nor do I allow parents to use ABA language during the lesson, such as “After piano, you will get MineCraft time”.
The lessons will be most successful if a healthy student-teacher relationship has occurred in the past. If every student-teacher encounter has resulted in trauma, I will be perceived as a threat. This would require the lessons to be hijacked by the emotional needs and relationship building, and little learning will take place.
Students who are homeschooled or unschooled may not consider me to have anything to offer to them, as they are accustomed to pace their learning based on their strengths rather than a class schedule. This is a positive and I work to build that learning relationship, but there may be lots of resistance at first.
Sometimes a student is having a rough day. We pause the learning and discuss it. It is not conducive for anyone to be forced to learn when there are other things going on. Sometimes a mere acknowledgement of their disposition is enough to get back on track without derailing the entire lesson.
First place winners will receive a $500 cash prize from the Doogri Institute and web recognition on the HennyK.com website. A $150 cash prize is awarded for a novelty bonus, to submissions that demonstrate exemplary creativity, such as singing while playing, or added instrumentals. One participant may receive both prizes. All participants will receive a permanent video listing for showcasing their work and public comments.
Submissions begin October 11, 2018 and are accepted through November 29, 2018. Winners will be announced on December 1st, 2018 and prizes will be paid by the end of that business day.
You are required to submit a video recording of yourself playing the specified piece. This year’s selection is the Interfaith Holiday Medley for Intermediate Piano – Holiday favorites in piano medley fusion: Rock of Ages, Maoz Tzur, Angels We Have Heard On High, Little Dreydel, Jingle Bells, Deck The Halls.
Your performance does not need to be memorized. All applicants will be showcased online for the public to “like” and judge with comments. Auditions are virtual and the video submission on the contest page with the most social media votes wins.
Age requirements do not apply to applicant’s age. This competition is open to residents of any location in the world. Students may submit their video with credit to their piano teacher. All submissions automatically authorize our right to use these video submissions for marketing purposes.
Applicants must request the score for the assigned piece. Please send an email to email@example.com and specify your intent to enter the 2018 competition. Please make sure to include your name, location, age, and contact information for prize payout. The copyrighted score will be sent to you free of charge, and for your use toward this competition only. The score is otherwise available for purchase.
Not all sensory rooms are alike. When autistic people think of sensory rooms, they imagine a room designed for sensory deprivation for calming effects. When designers imagine sensory rooms, they try to cram in as much sensory information to satisfy all assumed criteria. Autistic people have preferences that vary so much, that sensory integration disorder was removed from the DSM-5. The reasoning was that if a there is no way to standardize an assessment for these differences, then there is no way to make a diagnosis, and then treat it.
Autistic people still have these sensory issues, even if the DSM no longer recognizes it. Sensory issues are prevalent in every type of neurodevelopmental disorder, such as ADHD, Angelman syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and Cerebral Palsy. All around the world, schools, retail chains, and airport, are all trying hard to accommodate these sensory issues. The most important thing for these designers to know is that even when they consult with one or two autistic people, they still are probably lacking on specific fundamentals based on a generalized whole.
Sensory “issues” stem from a neurological processing difference. Some autistics have heightened sensory perceptions, where the world is more vivid and noisy than to a neurotypical person. Other autistics have low perceptions, and can seem indifferent to the world around them. Professionals working with autistics must know about sensory variations.
There can be hyper-responsive (sensory seeking), hypo-responsive (avoiding), and rapid cycling between both variations. It’s critical to know that these exist, because otherwise, autistics might find themselves being led to a sensory room with blaring lava lamps and strobe lights in the name of accommodation, and find themselves triggered to the point of subclinical seizures. Yet again, some autistics will find such arrangements delightful, and it may be hard to wrestle them away from these stimuli.
It is imperative that designs should incorporate the actual need of autistics, and not per the idea of the funders of the project. When designs are ill-fitted to the need, we have industrial faux pas where toilet paper rolls are hung inside a shower door, or a 5-point harness is designed for a carseat by someone who has never had to put a child into a vehicle. These lived experiences are essential for avoiding awkward and injurious innovations that are counterintuitive and termed “design fails”.
When evaluating a sensory profile of an autistic person, check for the following:
Look at their food choices. Do they prefer crispy-crunchy, or mushy-smooth? Do they prefer their foods to touch, or be strictly separated?
Check their sleeping quarters. Do they like to have a popup tent, pillow fort, and weighted blankets? Do they sleep with their feet exposed, or undressed? Do they have trouble sleeping and toss/turn all night and wake up tired?
Do they cover their ears to shield themselves from all sounds, some sounds, or human language sounds?
Do they enjoy events in large venues, such as concerts? Do they take great effort to avoid gatherings of any kind?
Can their eyes track on a screen when watching a movie or playing a video game? Are they using peripheral vision and muscle memory when writing, typing, or watching a ballgame?
The first is a sensory profile built on olfactory and tactile systems, since the mouth may feel assaulted by food stimuli which are not amenable to its schema. The second is an indication of arousal state, and how the individual prefers to wind down. The third is how the individual interacts with sound—less/silence is enough, or louder is heard better? The fourth is how the multisensory stimuli of sight and sound create a vortex around the person based on the acoustics of an outside space. Much like a room gets warmer when there are more people, the sound and lights will amplify in amplitude toward the autistic in the room. The fifth is how visual information is perceived with the least amount of fragmentation, as the central vision may take on too much information, or in bits, in conflict with a figure-ground extraction from a gestalt.
Once the sensory profile of the individual is identified, a sensory room can be planned to serve a particular set of needs. No single room should be organized to meet all types of sensory profiles, and rather, areas should be cordoned off for different needs. There may be a dark roo, with sound-reduction panels, and weighted items to use while adjusting the glow and color of the recessed lighting through remote control. There may be a lava lamp garden with customizable colors, since neon colors may cause a strobe effect on those who are sensitive to fluorescent rays. There might be a tactile room with nubby textured toys, stimmy balls, plastic grass mats, and rock or string collections. There should certainly be a room with acoustic music instruments, and an invitation to interact with others using this artistic medium. Start speaking to #actuallyautistic people, so your efforts don’t get lost in translation. All humans have a right to sensory safety and to prevent sensory violations.
Hi, I’m Henny Kupferstein, and this video is a short response to the self-confirmatory tactics employed by behaviorists, to justify their practice. In my recent paper (PDF), it is discussed that (1) an autism diagnosis comes from a parent who fills out a questionnaire about their child’s behavior and (2) the evidence for effectiveness of ABA comes from the behaviorists themselves. So—if the parent can purchase or create an autism diagnosis, (and I know this as a parent myself) and the behaviorist can fabricate an effectiveness, then I can use the survey as instrument to check for symptoms and to check for effectiveness, and to check for parent satisfaction. Behaviorists use the exact same instruments to prove their worthiness, but they are challenging my use of the same instruments to test for ineffectiveness.
It is well documented that the tobacco industry funded and used scientific studies to undermine evidence linking secondhand smoke to cardiovascular disease. Tobacco-company-funded studies have been conducted specifically to support the development of so-called “reduced-harm” cigarettes. Back in 1971, president Nixon appointed a special committee to push the increase for corn farming to sustain an income to farmers who were influential in the voting and representing their dying industry. Burgers became bigger, fries were cooked in corn oil, and corn syrup was used to sweeten cereals and 90% of foods eaten by Americans. The government initiative sponsored research to insist that corn does not contribute to obesity and to refute the effectiveness of low-carb high fat diets. Some studies even suggested that such diets were directly linked to the increase of heart disease!
Autistic people and autistic parents should be advised to keep the faith alive. You are not going to be hurt for much longer. Trust your intuition, follow your heart, and do right by your child. When you stand up to a so-called professional who says you must listen to them to prevent lifelong disability and dependency, check with yourself if those are outcomes that you are aligned with. Do you wish for your child to be normalized and be made “indistinguishable from his peers” by subjecting him to an intervention that was used for conversion therapy, and to support the practice of pray the gay away?
Behaviorism is no longer allowed for animals and it is unethical to train animals with rewards and punishment for scientific exploration. Know the facts, and stick to your guns. It’s your life. You should be in the driver’s seat when deciding on what your needs are. How you coexist in the world is of nobody’s concern except yours. YOU MATTER!
To all other ethical researchers out there—here is a call for you to propose research to demonstrate effectiveness of your work. However, when using the voice of the people you claim to help, you need to justify why you are excluding the voice of the people who you regard as incapable of providing informed consent or owning their narrative, in whichever way they relay it.
As an autistic researcher, mother of autistic children, and practitioner to nonspeaking autistics who rely on radically different means for communicating, a counterstudy must be able to account for the bias that is glaringly obvious. Thank you for sharing. Please subscribe to my channel to stay up-to-date on my research.
I first joined the “Got Perfect Pitch?” FaceBook group because I wanted to be in a supportive environment where I wasn’t the only wacky and misunderstood person in the world. Soon enough, I was able to share anecdotes and relish in the stories others shared too. One day I posted about my delight as I was driving on the freeway—I was able to adjust my cruise control so the lines on the road were pulsing in the exact rhythm as the symphony on the radio. Everyone in the group understood me. The other day I shared how tickled I was to be driving in between two mountainous regions which made me hear two neighboring radio stations simultaneously. Imagine, one was a chorus in Latin and the other was a trumpet concerto and both were in the same key—what were the odds? More importantly, what are the odds that anyone outside of this group would care or even understand why this was delightful to me?
The group started out for people to first find out what pitch abilities they shared with other members: “Can you do also do that?” Along the way, we discovered that some leading researchers were lurking in the group, especially the ones responsible for secretly editing the Wikipedia definitions in the dark of night. At some point, synesthetes began arguing about what color C was, leading to endless battles comparing harmonic hues and textures.
When savant Matt Savage graduated from Berklee and joined the group, he sometimes ‘liked’ posts while traveling to perform around the world. Then, the movie Pitch Perfect 2 came out, and membership surged. New members were highly disappointed that the group had nothing to do with the movie. Remarkably, the existing members responded with a cohesiveness to the imposters trolling the group. Puns were not spared, “name this note” tests were posted, and all kinds of antagonizing tests were initiated to provoke and scare off the posers.
And then, Carol joined. Judging by her profile photo, Carol seemed like a polite retiree who enjoys a glass of red wine with her dinner every night. According to her about-page, she is from Green Bay, Wisconsin and went to Green Bay East High School, and she currently lives in Durham, North Carolina. She also studied to be a Prevention Specialist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked at Eno River Unitarian as a Universalist Fellow.
Oy, oy, oy!
Carol never participated in any group discussion, but on January 11, 2016, she posted, “Please delete this group.” The brazen discussion-starter yielded 34 likes in response to the first WTF comment within the first few hours. One very polite member tried to ask, “Carol, are you trying to leave this group? Or do you first want to hear the lamentations of its members?” Next came this comment, “Between this and the weirdo who thought the group was about the Pitch Perfect series, I’d say we really need a screening process for future comments” and finally, someone polished off the thread with the grumpy cat “No” meme.
After fifty-nine comments with varying degrees of not-so-niceties like “Y’all, she’s like 800 years old, she doesn’t understand the e-net and inter-mails,” it was determined that Carol may have been tipsy, was jealous of those with perfect pitch, or this accusation, “Your ‘g-string’ must be a bit tight because you’re not really ‘in tune’ with what’s going on.” Yes, perfect pitchers do have an addiction to puns. In the end, the moderator wrote “I just deleted her as per her request (I think) but this thread is too epic to delete.”
For screening new members, people proposed a captcha code of pitch identification. Members argued it would be cruel and the moderators opposed it, reiterating that this group is free and open to anyone who identifies with having perfect pitch. The territorial nature of this reaction is what taught the group members so much about each other. What started as a group for people to find commonalities with others who possess the same gift, turned into a safe space for sharing their vast weirdness, comorbid with perfect pitch.
Turns out, the epic thread engaged so many people that previously-silent members got to make friends and reunite with people from a previous life: “We were in band together, remember?” The love was alive and kicking from all corners of the world: “Sheesh, I leave this thread for a few hours to go to orchestra rehearsal and I come back to more of this! You people are crazy.” And to polish off Carol’s epic thread, was this last comment: “GET OUTTA HERE!!! IN G# DIMINISHED OR MINOR CHORD!!! BYE!!!”, with an immediate response: “Wait, you mean you want to leave things unresolved?” finished off with, “But this is such a sharp group and life would just be flat if it were deleted!”
Today, most posts include the Carol treatment, which is an insider joke that newbies learn to quickly study or die trying to adapt. People will either be sent to their room if they create dissonance or get Carol’d and be threatened with deletion, please. As a trigger warning, people are known to add “and stay out of this, Carol,” or “Carol was here.” When the average person posts a cat meme with the tagline “please delete this group,” it can be expected to earn at least one comment of “OMFG WE NEED T- SHIRTS.” My favorite posts are the ones by members who already anticipate an avalanche when they share a video of a fart concerto, fully notated. Thus they self-flagellate by adding the tagline “Carol, I already went to my room, please.”
Today, January 15, 2018, is the second Caroliversary. It’s good to see her drinking in solidarity. L’chaim!
I am very excited about the U.S. Patent which was issued for the Perfect Perch device. It is U.S. Patent Patent No. 9,775,734 B1, named “A Hand Support Method And Device For Somatosensory Input To The Palm”.
The stereotypes of autistic people perpetuate a myth that they are socially inept. Yet non-autistics, also known as neurotypicals, portray ineptitudes on the basis of their susceptibility to body language, communication, and perceptual manipulations. How we learn these signals opens the debate for nature versus nurture, and the acquisition of social skill aptitude. Who is more socially equipped? The one who is capable of surrounding himself with pretentious body language, or the one who is mindful of her full spectrum of awareness? A neurotypical who communicates with learned body gestures is currently considered evolved, while the acquisition of those skills are a direct result of the inability to survive otherwise. The autistic who remains authentic in order to adapt to the current environment is potentially most equipped to function in society.
The cycle of life requires attracting a mate, reproduction, and adaptations for exploitation to those who threaten survival. In a typical preparation for a possible sexual encounter, high muscle tone became evident, the stomach is automatically pulled in, the chest protrudes, the body assumes an erect posture, bagging around the face and eyes decreases, and the person appears to become more youthful overall (Scheflen, 1972). While some courtship signals are studied and deliberate, others are emitted entirely unconsciously. An atypical sexual encounter will lack all of these elements, but might still yield a reproduction component.
The social behaviors of the neurotypical population do not distract the laser focus of the autistic person’s communication. On a primal level, an autistic person’s empathy is unfiltered and unmarred by the layers of social manipulation to attract a mate with nonverbal gestures. Autistic people tend to be practical fixers and not huggers. In a crisis, the autistic person will approach with a novel corrective system for creating balance in the environment, while the neurotypical will approach with tears, and offer warm hugs. Neurotypicals who nurture their social skills ultimately attract a mate, and their survival is guaranteed by laws of evolution. In contrast, autistic individuals are born with high social aptitude, but are otherwise perceived as disabled and socially inept. Evolutionary adaptation is contingent on multiple realms of survival, and the ability to attract a mate in a conventional manner is not the only way to advance a species.
Some might argue that mindful social behavior may decrease reproduction of the autistic subgroup. Without any social reciprocity that is congruent with their communication style, there are few social distractions. As a result, innumerable hours are available to devote to inanimate subjects which do not demand communicative reciprocity. The expert-level skillsets achieved meet the 10,000-hour mark with each area of interest explored in isolation. Autistics who spend less time pursuing a mate have more time to devote to their special interests and nurture their innovative streak. Thus the autistic subgroup may be recognized as the evolved species adapted for a post hunter-gatherer society and more technology-oriented world where novel skillsets are highly desired for survival. In essence, we see autism on the rise not by way of autistics reproducing. Rather, the procreation of mates with high-empath and high-analytic traits result in more autistic offspring. Inevitably, autistics are in every community and in every family we know. Since autism is a conglomerate of high-empath/high-analytic traits, the attraction of like-minded mates for ad hoc reproduction circumvent any social requisites.
An encounter between unlike partners such as a neurotypical and an autistic person may turn into a highly volatile situation when communication differences abound. The neurotypical will approach with a handshake, firm eye contact, and rudimentary chit chat. Those are learned social skills to gauge the frequencies emitted by the other person, otherwise known as reading the person on the other side of the encounter. The autistic person will avoid the handshake, make no eye contact, and will read the frequencies directly from the sound spectrums. Without applying any superficial filters to measure the situation, the autistic person will already be aware of the other person’s intention to evaluate them, which will both annoy and frustrate them because of the delay in the heart of the conversation. The autistic person will try to correct the situation with a novel approach, and offer a direct observation, such as, “You seem to be in a hurry today because you put your hair in a ponytail. Am I bothering you?” A classic reaction from a neurotypical is to respond with, “Do you realize that you are being very rude? Look at me when you’re talking. You didn’t even shake my hand. Wow—what is wrong with you?!” The neurotypical, aghast at being found out, will project their humiliation onto the autistic person, and blame them for lacking social skills. These predatory practices persist when autistics are forced into social skills trainings and therapies designed to teach them how to conform into social norms which are based purely on nurtured fallacies.
Animal adaptations for exploitation “go back deep in evolutionary time. Capuchin meat thieves do not choose their victims randomly. Capuchin monkeys selectively target muggable victims—those whom they can menace, by virtue of their higher rank” (Buss et al., 2008). The higher order of predatory practices is dependent on who sees themselves as more higher ranking. Neurotypicals who are susceptible to perceptual and gestural manipulations consider themselves as the higher ranking order of the species, and target the ones who are immune to these manipulations.
The autistic person who sees right through these layers of perception is potentially existing on the planes of actuality. Autistic people are not susceptible to optical illusions (Chouinard et al., 2016) and are less likely to catch a contagious yawn from a peer (Senju et al., 2007). Both of these may be understood as markers of a specific disorder, or analyzed as higher order traits. Optical illusions tap into the manipulability of the typically-wired brain of the individual who is accustomed to nurturing their behavior and perceptions around an imagined norm. Catching a yawn from a friend is an imitation of a social gesture when you take a clue that fatigue is a behavior that should be practiced at the given moment. Psychologists pathologize this behavior as a disability, while autistics recognize their altered state as a strong ability to coexist in both friendly and hostile environments. In the worst case, an autistic person who expresses their ability to “see the energies” or “hear the frequencies” of others, may find themselves institutionalized or drugged into submission. Neurotypicals remain equipped to survive only when they nurture their social behaviors, while autistics can survive in both worlds using multiple skillsets.
A preference for gestures as a sign of higher ranking in social aptitude prevails. Early Cartesian influences are seen in emerging psychological perspectives which disregard the role of human gestures in physical, social and evolutionary mechanisms of human behavior (Hevern, 2008, p. 217). Body language is generally observed in the meeting of a potential mate, and is evidenced in specific gestures accompanying “I,” “me,” “we” and “us” pronouns matched by small movements of the head, eyes, hands, fingers or even the shoulders (Davis May, 1970). An excited mate would gather her hands inward to demonstrate “we” and display her wrists as a sign of submissiveness for the word “us.” Neurotypicals have relied on these gestures for so long, that the lines between what they have nurtured for reproduction and what they have been equipped with by nature has blurred. The nurtured skillsets may rob them of the ability to see more clearly what is available to them in the unmanipulated planes.
Autistics who alter their habitual performance find that their ability to read people with their innate tools are dulled. Without these skillsets, they are vulnerable and blind in a world that is full of manically gesturing people who seem to know what they are doing. The chaos is unbearable and the amount of time spent recovering from faking for a single encounter makes the attempt not worth the effort. Therefore autistics are not vulnerable to nurturing their social skills to manipulative levels. Neurotypicals are entrained from infancy to return their mother’s loving gaze, to coo in delight from their mother’s nonsensical babble, and to clap their hands to imitate adults. Autistic infants have been found to fixate on geometric shapes instead of facial features (Pierce et al., 2011), look away from extended parental gaze, have hyperlexia and communicate in full sentences without the expected babbling (Rapin et al., 1983). These early signs of inability to groom for social ineptness makes the autistic person prepared for a high-tech/low-manipulation world that seeks out their novel abilities.
The lack of acknowledgement that autistics are performing at a higher level stems from an initial dichotomy in perception of the other. The social condition is such that the majority creates the norm, and the hierarchy of control begins with those who put themselves there first. To elevate oneself onto the pedestal of that social order requires a significant amount of manipulation of others, a skill which autistics neither have the interest nor the desire to get involved with. Autistics will achieve civil rights when they go against the expectations of gathering in large numbers to advocate for their cause. By staying true to their neurology, the advancement of their acceptance will be promulgated by the cave-dwelling, keyboard-pecking, and truth-telling traits of this meta-species.
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The 2017 first annual Northern California Autism Symposium was hosted by the California State University, Chico. The keynote address was delivered by John Elder Robison who spoke about his childhood and adult journey. Robison described how he dropped out of school at 15, joined a rock-n-roll band, and suddenly found himself a member of a tribe of weirdos where nobody questioned his differences. That desire to connect both empowered him and debilitated him, as he rose to fame with electrical engineering abilities. The idea that he was a dropout, loser, and a fraud and would soon be found out just gnawed at him and pushed him to walk away from one promising career after another.
It wasn’t until after he was diagnosed as autistic when he was 40 and later learned that he was admired as the one of the best engineers Milton-Bradley Games ever had on their team, years after he quit that position. The lesson he learned was that skill alone will never compensate for the social inability to recognize that one is a valuable resource to a team. In parenting his son, John spoke about the encouragement he offered to pursue his special interests, even if it meant dropping out of school to chase his dream. While this approach may be unconventional, the current narrowing of the school system also starves unconventional learners of their ability to nurture their hungry and creative brains. If autistic people insist on becoming experts on their areas of passion, their special interest is misunderstood as a manifestation of a disability. We need to collaborate with autistic adults to help change how we see these strengths and how we nurture them in a closed system, or the brightest will drop out to find the scenic routes to success.
Kaegan (21) is able to demonstrate perfect pitch during his 3rd piano lesson, thanks to the piano matching test. Did you know that 97% of autistic people have perfect pitch? (Kupferstein & Walsh, 2015). One obvious clue that it was time to test him came when Kaegan was singing the notes just from reading it, even before he heard it played from the piano. Please read about the nonverbal paradigm research study and the Rancer Method book for teaching music to gifted students, titled Perfect Pitch in the Key of Autism.
Kupferstein, H., & Walsh, B. J. (2015). Non-Verbal Paradigm for Assessing Individuals for Absolute Pitch. World Futures, 72(7-8), 390-405.
Per the original proposal, only a specialized practitioner who has a Masters level training in social pragmatic language disorders is eligible to apply to deliver the Communication Support service for Acces-VR consumers.
The pay rate is competitive at $80 per unit.
Request for Proposal (RFPs) are due October 18, 2017.
Decisions will be made by January 2018.
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As I was getting dressed this morning, I found myself running around my bedroom naked like a crazyhead. I was looking for my bra, only to realize I had already put it on. Undefeated, I continued to silently talk myself down from the emotional ledge my mind puts me on when I become aware of executive function fails. There may be a pink blush spreading across my cheeks. That is the private showings of shame which I have the power to talk myself out of. “You are smart. You are beautiful. You are accomplished. Einstein couldn’t tie his own shoelaces. Now get yourself together, because that conference presentation won’t wait for you.”
Neurotypicals often joke about feeling stupid when they are searching for their eyeglasses, only to find them perched atop their heads. It’s usually me fumbling in my purse, patting the small front pocket where I keep my phone, just to “check” if my phone is there because opening the zipper to check with my eyes if the phone was inside, would require my brain to compute an inaccessible level of sensory-integrated instruction. All the while, the pocket-patting is making me feel muscle memory of what the purse always feels like with the phone in there, so it’s not registering the “lack of phone”, causing the frantic patting to increase. It takes more than an agonizing minute to realize that I already put the phone into my purse. “You are gifted. Your hair is stunning today. Mozart had no friends and died penniless and alone. Now get it together and go to that concert hall to perform.”
I sat at a panel with leading experts in my field at a lavish San Francisco hotel. The event was historic, especially for its inclusion of autistic scholars in the lineup. While I was able to hold my own throughout the intellectual discourse, I needed several days to recover from the sensory assault on my system. A week later, I went through my camera roll to find a photograph of a slide from a presentation I attended. I wanted to check the citation of the study which the presenter had referenced. That’s when I saw the photograph of myself wearing two different colored sandals. Staring at my phone, my eyes filled with angry tears. Did I really spend an en entire weekend with colleagues who thought it best not to say anything?
Granted, I wear the same brand and own several pairs in different colors. In California, anything goes and eccentricity is the norm. I wondered if I pushed myself too hard or if I had became a successful product of my environment’s overlooking acceptance powers. Has society really grown this much, or have people just become more silent of their intolerance? After Nikola Tesla’s wireless electricity project was shut down and he was silenced by the government about the Hindenburg airship disaster, Tesla said, “Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more”. I yam what I yam.
How does the autism mind-body disconnect interfere with piano lessons?
In this video, the student is in his 20th week of instruction. He is playing his assigned piece which he has practiced and knows well. Suddenly, his body fails to comply and he appears to “fail” at the task. In my work, teaching the students about the science of movement is key to help them organize their chaotic bodies and take control of sensory dysregulation, dyspraxia, dystonia, and other motor movement issues. It is critical to help the students learn self awareness. I strive to build their self esteem as they advance in their music education but their hands cannot prove that they know how to play the material placed on front of them. Remind them that you will keep teaching, if they will stick with the plan of “talking” to their bodies. Make a “deal” and watch them flourish.
I teach piano to non-verbal and autistic students every day. Most have perfect pitch and a very high degree of musical aptitude. Along with their diagnosis comes a trail of baggage from earlier teacher-student relationships. Students as young as five may display behaviors that can be interpreted as aggressive and harmful to themselves and others, behaviors that make them seem like they aren’t paying attention, or behaviors that make them appear as if they don’t understand the instructions of the task at hand. I experience ignorance and intolerance of sensory accommodations from ABA therapists and behaviorally-trained educators observing my piano lessons videos. Their focus is on the ABA-type treatment interventions. It is the majority and sadly not unusual.
The distinct differences in the success of my students are directly linked to their early exposure to esteem-building teacher-student relationships, and whether ABA was a big part of their early intervention. It becomes apparent when a student has been exposed to ABA for more than 10% of their lifetime (e.g. 6 months for a five-year-old child). They become prompt dependent for minor tasks. They lose track of their inner awareness and become unable to take clues from their inside-body to self regulate. Dysregulations turn into complete brain-fry. These system shutdowns are neurological and not in their control anymore.
When a student is in a verbal loop, repeating the same word over and over, and their body is shaking, it becomes time to physically redirect the body into a different setting. I will advise the parent to turn their child on the piano bench so their back is to the piano. The loop instantly stops because he is now in a different environmental state. The student will automatically turn his body back to the piano, completely regulated, and ready to resume. It is a shame that we allow people to grow up with a mindset that they have to allow others to tell them how to function, how to be, what to work for, and when to take a break. We owe it to our students to teach them how to prevent overwhelm without physically prompting them into an environmental redirect. See this article for strategies: Teaching piano student to stim as overwhelm prevention
In this interview with Dima Tahboub of DoReMeStudio.com, we discuss how the Rancer Method builds neurological pathways to have magnify the gift of perfect pitch. Instead of the gift being a problem, there are surprising byproducts of the neuroplastic changes and visual motor cohesion, changes in eye tracking, and explosions in speech and vocalization.