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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

Three stories: two negative, one positive

3 stories about vaccination caught my eye in the past weeks. Firstly, a notification that if you are going to the World Cup in Russia that is currently underway, you should get the MMR¬†as Measles outbreaks have recently occurred in … Continue reading

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Link Love – Autistic Burnout

Sometimes you see something that says what you want to say far better than you could articulate. This article about autistic burnout on the “Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism” website, for instance. Please read and grok.

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Happy Blogoversary to me!

Today, I celebrate the eighth anniversary of my blog “African Jungle”. My very first post, “Greetings to one and all”, was posted on the 29th of May 2010. The tagline I chose for my blog was “A blog on Autism, … Continue reading

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Were autistic traits responsible for a development in art?

A study by Dr Penny Spikins, Callum Scott and Barry Wright from the University of York suggests that autistic traits, specifically the ability to focus on detail, led to an explosion of realism in art 30,000 years ago. From a … Continue reading

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Why refer to autistics using identity-first language?

You have likely been advised that you should use person-first language either when talking to or about people with various conditions. According to Wikipedia, “Rather than using a label or an adjective to define someone, person-first language puts the person … Continue reading

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Cosby Convicted

Last week, a jury convicted Bill Cosby on three counts of sexual assault. This was after an earlier trial collapsed when the jurors couldn’t reach a unanimous verdict. The charges related to sexual acts Cosby performed on Andrea Constand. Cosby … Continue reading

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Was autism hero Hans Asperger really a villain?

Ask anyone the name of a scientist who studied autism, and Hans Asperger will likely be the one most frequently named. Unlike Leo Kanner, Asperger highlighted that autistics could be quite capable and able. Some have suggested that he emphasised … Continue reading

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