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How it feels to live in my autistic innerworld

Originally posted on the silent wave:
Come, my pretties. ?I’m picking up hitchhikers today, in the safest of senses. ?We’re not climbing into my truck; we’re climbing into my brain. My brain can be perceived as a map, with different towns representing concepts, subjects, and miscellaneous thoughts. ?The roads between them link them together in…

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The problem with the Empathizing-Systemizing theory

Originally posted on the silent wave:
Trudging further along the path of autistic self-discovery can lead one in so many different directions. ?Sure to be a stop along the tour, however, is a concept known as the Empathizing-Systemizing Theory, a hypothesis (and only a hypothesis), the brain-child of researcher Simon Baren-Cohen. As far as researchers…

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Accommodating my #autistic self

Originally posted on I CAN Be Autistic:
Aurora borealis over the ocean with the lights of a town in the distance – We didn’t see this last night, but we tried… I’m not going into the office today. Oh, no. Not today. It’s Monday. I’ll work, sure, but not in that damn’ office, in that…

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Of #autism and tardigrades – does naming a thing confer ownership? #SelfDXIsValid

Originally posted on I CAN Be Autistic:
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon…

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5 reasons I am self identified as autistic

Originally posted on Michelle Sutton :
Every now and then I see a conversation in which someone (usually not autistic, but occasionally autistic) says that self diagnosis of autism is not okay. I’ve never dived into the conversation publicly before, because it’s a tough one to have and, to be honest, it’s exhausting defending yourself to…