Noncompliant – the podcast

  Welcome to Noncompliant – the podcast.

I’m Anne, your host. I am a co-founder of Ontario’s autistic self-advocacy organization, Autistics for Autistics Ontario and Executive Director of the Campaign Against Phony Autism Cures. I launched this podcast as a place to talk about human rights in the context of neurodiversity.

My guests are all working for human rights in various capacities: as activists, scholars, writers, and grassroots workers, often with a focus on youth rights. In the podcast, we discuss how institutions practice social control, how these practices get normalized and how we can (and do) intervene to make change.

Some of the topics we’re covering: juvenile justice; the problem of ABA and alternatives to it; autism pseudoscience; ADHD in historical context; AAC and communication rights; neurodiversity; the autistic self-advocacy movement; sexuality; autonomous living; special education; access to health care; and inclusion.

Each episode has a page with the audio for the podcast and a blog entry about the guest/episode, including links to resources. In the future, I will also have links to full transcriptions of the each episode: currently fundraising for that.

New episodes of Season 1 (16 episodes) will be posted throughout the summer. In the fall I hope to begin Season 2, which will focus on oral histories from the autistic self-advocacy movement!