Tag Archives: autism

On Empathy

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce that the neurotypicals are at it again. Tomorrow is Autism Pride Day, so of course today Twitter has been dominated by responses to a stupid tweet from a neurotypical journalist … Continue reading

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Autism Pride

Today is World Autism Awareness Day, an annual day created by the UN for people with neurotypicality to talk on Twitter about how inspirational autistic kids are and how we must make sure that people like me and my friends … Continue reading

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To Norman Lamb: Ways to Actually Help Autistic People

The Lib Dems’ health spokesman, Norman Lamb, is normally pretty good. On mental health, especially, he’s done an extremely good job. But yesterday he co-authored a piece about autism that falls into almost every trap. The reasons for this can … Continue reading

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What Autism Feels Like On The Inside (To Me) Part 1: Social Signals

It occurred to me today that, while I’ve mentioned on a number of occasions on here that I’m somewhere on the autism spectrum, I’ve never really clarified what that means in terms of how I feel on the inside. I … Continue reading

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On Person-First and Disability-First Language

I was going to do a post about the 1966 Batman film today, but I don’t have the brain because of my arthritic fatigue. Instead I’m going to talk about disability, identity politics, and language use. Because that doesn’t require … Continue reading

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Autism Aswaretance

Apparently, today is World Autism Awareness Day. In the US, this seems to have been co-opted by the eugenicist pressure group posing as a charity who call themselves Autism Speaks, so a lot of people there have been fighting that … Continue reading

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Lock-In by @scalzi

Before I start this review, a brief note to say that the reason I am tagging the author is not some kind of ego thing, but because John Scalzi has said that he’s specifically interested in hearing some of the … Continue reading

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