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About autismjungle

I am a Software Test Analyst. Shortly before I turned 21 I was officially diagnosed, although I had long suspected I was autistic. Welcome to my blog

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AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER. Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night. The End. With those three tweets, the death of fantasy author and … Continue reading

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Italy agrees – the MMR Vaccine does not cause autism

Some two and a half years ago, one of the most egregious verdicts in history was returned by a lower court in Rimini, Italy. The court ruled that the MMR vaccine caused autism. I wrote about it then. To reach … Continue reading

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Once again, the lives of autistics are diminished

A few things before the main event. Pro-vaxxers have two new celebrity allies. Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard are not allowing their friends near their children unless they’ve been vaccinated. Cracked has an article on why anti-vaccine lies work so well. … Continue reading

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The stupid, it burns

Sometimes you read something so patently ridiculous, you wonder what the authors/writers/researchers were thinking. The first stupid thing I read was a proposal to change the law in South Africa reduce the blood alcohol level of drivers to 0%. No … Continue reading

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Was Alan Turing autistic?

Strange, isn’t it, how you’re reading something and a phrase catches your eye. The film The Imitation Game went on cinematic release in South Africa yesterday. It’s about Alan Turing’s life, his work at Bletchley Park as a cryptanalyst, his … Continue reading

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We’re winning the fight

A lot can change in five years. Five years ago to the day, Andrew Wakefield’s GMC hearing was still underway, Jenny McCarthy was supporting antivaccine lies, and people were seriously doubting the safety of the MMR vaccine. How things have … Continue reading

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Autism Rights in South Africa: an opportunity lost

This essay was written in 2013, but not accepted for publication. Autism Rights in South Africa: an opportunity lost South Africa is a nation with a Constitution hailed as one of the most progressive in the world. It states that … Continue reading

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