Resources for autistic trans folks

This handout has been provided at several conferences and consists of a list of resources for autistic folks who are also on the transgender spectrum. It is updated yearly, following the Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference (PTHC). The how-to video demonstrates how I made the fidget spinners that were handed out at this year’s neuro/trans discussion group at PTHC. I’d like to give a big hand to Bike Pirates and Bike Sauce in Toronto, who provided the parts.

Neuro/trans resources
How to make a fidget spinner

Transgender suicide

The rate of transgender suicide varies widely across studies. Check out these charts and files to get an idea of just how much and why.


Order Amid Chaos: Findings From a Meta-synthesis on Variation in Estimates of Transgender Suicidality

Poster presented at the 2016 World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) conference and at the 2015 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
Suicidal Ideation Among Transgender People

Suicide Attempts Among Transgender People
What is the Rate of Transgender Suicide in Canada
Poster presented at the 2011 World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Conference

Phalloplasty: 1980-2012 (w/ Francois Grenier)

There are many popular misconceptions about phalloplasty; for example, that it is largely unsuccessful from cosmetic and functional standpoints. Our review, however, shows that 95% of transsexual men are able to stand-to-void following phalloplasty with urethroplasty, and a remarkably high rate of satisfaction cosmetically and generally. Other results were unsurprising. Like that forearm flaps are used in 76% of all phalloplasties.

Number of Men with Erectile Implants Post Phalloplasty
Most Common Complications
Ability to Void While Standing
Popularity of Phalloplasty Techniques
Satisfaction with Phalloplasty
Is It Worth It? What Trans Healthcare Providers Should Know About Phalloplasty
Poster presented at the 2011 Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health conference

Bedbugs in Toronto

These maps show the number of requests for service and inquiries (RFSI) made to Toronto Public Health, according to Postal Service Area, regarding bed bugs from 2009 to 2012. Absent more specific information, they are a fair representation of the spread and density of bed bugs in Toronto. The inspiration for this project lies in Patrick Cain‘s report on the same topic.

Reports of bedbugs to Toronto Public Health in 2012
Reports of bedbugs to Toronto Public Health in 2011
Reports of bedbugs to Toronto Public Health in 2010
Reports of bedbugs to Toronto Public Health in 2009

Legend for maps
White (0 RFSI)
Light yellow (1-10 RFSI)
Yellow (10-20 RFS)
Light orange (20-40 RFSI)
Orange (40-80 RFSI)
Red (80-110 RFSI)