Category Archives: Autism Awareness

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A polio outbreak, and evidence autism is genetic

The inevitable has happened. Polio has broken out in the Phillipines and an emergency vaccination program has begun to immunise those at risk. Prior to this new outbreak, the Phillipines had been polio free for 19 years. This is so … Continue reading

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An open letter to Matthew Belmonte, Ph.D

Sir, I have just seen your article dated August 26, 2019 on the “Autism Science Foundation” website. It is an exemplar of everything wrong with non-autistics “advocating” for autistics. Not only do you disregard and belittle the input of those you … Continue reading

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De-Voicing

Autistic Self Advocates are familiar with De-Voicing. It is the ignoring and/or belittling of input from autistics on autism, or even attempting to silence them altogether. A recent example was mentioned by Orac. Minnesota State Senator Jim Abeler is a … Continue reading

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Stop using “Autistic” as an epithet

I can’t believe I have to say this in 2019. Occasionally over the past few years, when a story about a person or organisation doing something mindblowingly stupid appeared, someone would quote along the lines of “what an autistic thing … Continue reading

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Autistics’ Speaking Day: Learning about autism, learning about myself

I realise this is a few days late, but such is life with a full time job. Since I’ve started blogging, I’ve learnt a great deal about autism, and about why I am the way I am. This will be … Continue reading

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The Big Lie about Bullying

You’ve probably come across the belief that bullying builds character. I have, and having been severely bullied in school, not just by my classmates but also by some teachers, I can confirm it is a lie. Bullying did not build … 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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