Tag Archives: Autistics’ Speaking Day

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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Links, including for three Sciencebloggers’ new homes

November 1st was the eighth annual Autistics Speaking Day. For the first time since it started, I didn’t post. If you want to see what other autistic bloggers wrote for it, the Autistics Speaking Day blog is here. Scienceblogs has … Continue reading

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Autistics’ Speaking Day: Autism in South Africa – an opportunity lost

[This is an edited version of an article I wrote two years ago.] South Africa is a nation with a Constitution hailed as one of the most progressive in the world. It states that discrimination on the grounds of Race, … Continue reading

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Autistics’ Speaking Day: On my voice and identity

Normally, when Autistics’ Speaking Day occurs, I stay up until midnight, and post as soon as possible. Not today, though. I’m going to write about identity and autism. Mostly in regards to myself, but I guess it can be extrapolated … Continue reading

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Autistics Speaking Day: The Dark Side of Autism

Happy Autistics Speaking Day! Three years ago, some well-meaning but misguided souls decided that it would be a good idea to have a communication shutdown in support of autistics. The autistic community responded by declaring November 1 (the date of … Continue reading

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Autistics’ Speaking Day: Hypersensitivity

I haven’t blogged in almost two months. Whoops! Sorry about that. I was on vacation in Portugal in the last half of September and life has been generally hectic. Today is Autistics’ Speaking Day, and I thought it would be … Continue reading

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