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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

News Flash: Water is wet

So on Monday, I was asked to speak to Parents at Helping Hands. It turned out really well and totally made a good impression with the parents. They asked questions on IEPs Special Interests, and school life. It was over all a wonderful experience and one that my bosses are going to do again during the day time. The OT and PT also want me to share my experience with them too. Awesome!

Now for the main point of this post. After a long and expensive diagnostic evaluation. The counsolers has come to a conclusion

drum roll please...

Autistic Disorder


Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Ableism of Sex

Richard showed this too me last night and I am quiet flabbergasted on why this even on trial

The body of the link

Judge bans man with low IQ from having sex

By Martin Beckford, The Daily Telegraph February 4, 2011

A man with a low IQ has been banned from having sexual intercourse by a High Court judge who admitted the case raised questions about "civil liberties and personal autonomy".

The 41 year-old had been in a relationship with a man with whom he lived and told officials "it would make me feel happy" for it to continue.

But his local council, which provides his accommodation, decided his "vigorous sex drive" was inappropriate and that with an IQ of 48 and a "moderate" learning disability, he did not understand what he was doing. It started legal proceedings to restrict the relationship.

A psychiatrist involved in the case tried to prevent the man being given sex education, on the grounds that it would leave him "confused".

Mr Justice Mostyn said the case was "legally, intellectually and morally" complex as sex is "one of the most basic human functions" and the court must "tread especially carefully" when the state tries to curtail it.

But he agreed that the man, known only as Alan, should not be allowed to have intercourse with anyone on the grounds that he did not have the mental capacity to understand the health risks associated with his actions.

Under the judge's order, the man is now subject to "close supervision" by the local authority to ensure he does not break the highly unusual order. The judge concluded: "Alan does not have the capacity to consent to and engage in sexual relations.

"In such circumstances it is agreed that the present regime for Alan's supervision and for the prevention of future sexual activity is in his best interests."

It is the latest controversial case to come before Britain's Court of Protection. Under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, its judges have the power to make life-or-death decisions for people deemed to lack the intelligence to make them for themselves - such as ordering that they undergo surgery, have forced abortions, have life-support switched off or be forced to use contraception.

In the latest case, the man known as Alan was described as being physically able but "seriously challenged in all aspects of his mental functionality". He lived in a home provided by the council, where he developed a sexual relationship with a man called Kieron by the court. Alan was also accused of making lewd gestures at children in a dentists' surgery and on a bus, although no police action was taken.

The town hall began court proceedings in 2009 to restrict contact with Kieron on the grounds that he lacked mental capacity, and an interim order was made.

"Since then Alan has been subjected to close supervision to prevent any further sexual activity on his part," said the judge.


This entire thing rubs me the wrong way. Lets bring up a few things. First off, the trial reads simply "Ew! Gay retards are having sex ew!" It's complete aversion to the idea that "Alan" is interested with having a sexual relationship with his another person (let alone a man) NEWS FLASH!!People with intellectual abilities, developmental delays, mental illnesses and brain injuries are not non sexual people! I know this is a shock to all you able body folks here but guess what, sex isn't just for able people. And the idea that Alan wants to have a sexual relationship with a peer isn't something deviant.

Now I know people are wondering "but what if he lover is not in the same developmental range as Alan wouldn't he be taking advantage of him?" Richard and I inferred that they met in an assisted living situation and they are both adults with intellectual disabilities. I have yet to see any information that is contrary. Until that information is presented.

I am gonna say this is rather fucked.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Restless Hands (Fic post)

Restless Hands

AN: First paragraph is in the POV of Hanai then it's in the POV of Tikaani, modern interpretation for this story

I just got a call from Elang this evening that the roads are slick and the snow is piling up. He saw two crashes along the Outerbelt of 260 and the weather is getting worse. Which means a snow day for Tikaani. Normally I handle these things with ease but this being our second snow day in a row. I am totally seeing a pair of restless hands tomorrow. If only I can find away to keep them occupied.


Auntie says tomorrow I do not go to school, but stay at home. I know that the weather is very bad and dangerous and that is why I cannot go to school, but I want to. I want to see my teachers and my friends Kyle and Samina. I do not want to stay home. I am upset over this, something I can't control or see. I wish I could make the weather go away so I can go to school and not stay at home bored.


Tikaani's tantrum this evening is a sign of his disappointment. Not surprising. It may seem funny to most parents but Tikaani doesn't like snow days all that much. He doesn't like that fact that his entire daily routine is turned on it's head. Once again he has to say at home. Frustrating that is. I told him tomorrow he can help me make supper, and do laundry and watch movies. He seems unmoved by it, typical. He swings his head around and pulls on his hair. Tikaaniese for "I am not thrilled about this Auntie". Well with Ndari coming tomorrow, maybe Tikaani would be less bored with his little cousin.

Probably not considering his distaste for her.


Oh great, Ndari is coming over tomorrow too! Just what I need, an annoying little cousin taking my books, taking my games and my toys and changing the channel while I am watching TV. I am glad that Auntie can't have any babies anymore because she is too old, because most likely, I would have sold my new cousin to gypsies. Or Roma, Auntie says that "gypsies" is a pejorative word. So I have to use Roma.


Tikaani calmed down now, which means I can get some house work done. Hopefully tomorrow, Tikaani won't sell his little cousin to the circus.