Category Archives: Autism Awareness

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Last thoughts on Identity and Advocacy

This is probably going to be my last ever blogpost, even though I’m not 100% certain of it. I know, I know. I loudly announced an end to my blogging before, only to change my mind, but this time I … Continue reading

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Musk on the spectrum?

So Elon Musk, when hosting Saturday Night Live, claimed that he was the first person “with Asperger’s” to host the show. Not only was he wrong (Dan Ackroyd is), I strongly doubt he is on the spectrum at all.

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Music “wins” big at the Golden Raspberry awards

I hope this is the last time I will post about Music. Music, the supposed “love letter to the autism community” directed by Sia, was the Big “Winner” at the 41st Golden Raspberries. It took home three of the “coveted” … Continue reading

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Listening too late – updated

So Kate Hudson, who plays Zu in the trainwreck Music, now says “we are listening” to concerns about the film. To which I respond, too late. It is a common failing to not listen until matters are beyond salvage. Think … Continue reading

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Dear oh dear, Sia – updated

It just gets worse and worse with Music, the film directed by Sia I have mentioned before.It has now emerged that there is a scene in the film where Music melts down and is restrained by people lying on top … Continue reading

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Oh dear, Sia

The autism community is unhappy with Sia, the singer. Sia has produced and directed a film Music about a pair of sisters, one of whom is autistic and nonverbal. The autistic sister is played by Sia’s frequent collaborator, Maddie Ziegler. … Continue reading

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What the blazes is wrong with U.S. Police?

A few days ago, a 13 year old autistic was shot by Salt Lake City Police who had been summoned by his mother. Golda Barton called Police when her son Linden Cameron started to have a meltdown. After they arrived, … Continue reading

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Is Generation Rescue gone?

I saw the news on Left Brain Right Brain. Generation Rescue’s website has expired, the most recent post on its Facebook Page is from May, and the organisation appears to have folded. If this is true, it is excellent news. … Continue reading

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Learning about autism, and thus myself

I’ve learnt a lot about autism, and thus myself, since I began blogging. I mentioned infodumping in my last post. Autistics like to share what they know. When I came across it, I was like “Hey, that’s me!” I used … Continue reading

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My old blog has gone down, and badly written “autistic” characters

A very strange thing has happened. My blog African Jungle, along with the rest of iBlog, has disappeared. Its URL now redirects to the ITWeb homepage. Did it become too expensive to keep up? It’s annoying to me as I … Continue reading

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