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3-Minute Autism Advice: Stop Trying To Be Normal! – YouTube

Today I kick off the “3-Minute Autism Advice” series with some insight into what ‘normal’ is and what it isn’t. Main site: http://autisticnotweird.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/autisticnotw…Twitter: @AutisticNWInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/autisticnotw…Loads of rewards available for Patreon supporters (who help me do this as a job): https://www.patreon.com/autisticnotweird

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We need to stop saying “we’re all a little autistic” | Autistic Not Weird

A few years ago, I was the only diagnosed autistic staff member in a special school. The rest of the staff weren’t autistic, but many jokingly claimed to be. “Oh, that must be my autism,” some would say as they parked their car in the same space each morning. (Meanwhile, I just parked wherever was… […]

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Ann’s Autism Blog: Let’s talk about Harmful Ablesplaining and Autism

There is never a need to put solely a non-disabled person on stage to ‘ablesplain’ disability to disabled people.  One should look for respectful co-working.  One should find disabled people to be the experts also. Source: Ann’s Autism Blog: Let’s talk about Harmful Ablesplaining and Autism

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Best New YouTube Secret Hidden Features | Time.com

Like an incoming college student reinventing themselves amidst a campus full of strangers, YouTube went and got itself a fresh new look this summer. Some of YouTube’s changes, like a new logo designed to deemphasize the video sharing hub’s legacy TV roots, are purely exercises in branding and marketing. But along with its fresh visual feel, YouTube’s […]

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Trapped In A Cage Of My Own Making

Originally posted on Poetry Of An Aspergian:
? no words are said but you know what I’ve done I could try to hide, try to run but I’d be wasting our time I might as well confess then at the crest of the truth I sink down and swallow Another green lie Another blue deception…

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The Autism Costume 

Originally posted on Cambria's Big Fat Autistic Blog:
I have been trying to find realistic portrayals of autistic women on television and in movies. Trouble is, I can’t seem to find them. This troubles me. All of the portrayals I have come across have been, to a certain extent, somewhat stereotyped and basically somewhat…

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Barometers

Originally posted on the silent wave:
Common on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum is the occurrence of Alexithymia, or the difficulty with identifying and expressing emotions. ?During the first steps of my journey of self-discovery through my freshly-realized autistic lens, I had no idea that I was among the Alexithymic. ? In the earliest stages of learning,…