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Please Don’t Support Autism Speaks

“Autistics Speak, It’s Time to Listen” April is Autism Awareness (Acceptance) Month, 4/2 being World Autism Day. With April fast approaching, Autistic people are speaking out and urging others to not support Autism Speaks. When children are first diagnosed with autism, often times the first organization families see is  Autism Speaks, and is not a … Continue reading Please Don’t Support Autism Speaks

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Please Teach ALL Your Children About Sex

The Extra Importance of Sex Education for Disabled People Since sexual assault is a hot topic in the news lately, I felt it was important to make people aware of another related, and important, topic. According to DisabilityJustice.com, 83% of disabled women have been sexually assaulted, compared to 20% of women in general. For women … Continue reading Please Teach ALL Your Children About Sex

Please Stand By: Review

One Nerdy Autistic’s Opinion on the Star Trek Movie with an Autistic Protagonist I’ll be honest, during the first few minutes of this movie, I was really concerned about the way it was going to go. I was seeing the group home and the different people all around and was worried about how they were … Continue reading Please Stand By: Review

Similarities Between Deaf and Emerging Autistic Culture

(I am not deaf, this article was originally a term paper for my American Sign Language class) Culture is defined as the beliefs, behaviors, objects, and other characteristics common to the members of a particular group or society. Now apparently there is are some arguments over whether or not being deaf or having a disability … Continue reading Similarities Between Deaf and Emerging Autistic Culture

Fidget Spinners and Normalizing Stimming

How Spinners Can Help But Also Hinder Neurodiversity I’m sure that by now, most people have seen these spinners. They’re everywhere and everybody seems to have at least one. I really don’t want to get into an argument here, but many people seem to be all on one side or the other. I think the … Continue reading Fidget Spinners and Normalizing Stimming