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#TheAutisticUnion Pledge | Kieran Rose

I pledge . . . . . . To continually promote and fight for the rights of Autistics to live in Acceptance and without oppression or the fear of cures and treatments. To engage with allies of Autistic people and guide them to support us without silencing us. I pledge to argue till I die […]

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#TheAutisticUnion Pledge | John Greally

I pledge . . . To follow the 10 Principles outlined by the Autistic Union. As co-founder of Au (Autistic Union), with my son, Luke Greally, I want to live in a world where Autistics like us are accepted, not denigrated and harmed. Where Autism is seen as a natural element of depth of variation […]

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I’m not ready to say goodbye: approaching the etiquette of grief. #autism

Originally posted on The other side:
Yesterday I visited a dear, dear old friend. She is not dying, she is living – though time is closing in. I had left it late, not wanting to impose, not knowing how to approach this illness. We kept saying we would meet – but we didn’t find the…

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My Sunday Song

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My Personal Love Song Playlist

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So Why Do I Try?

Originally posted on Jake Allen Sharp:
So why do I try? Why do I pretend? Why do I say someday hardships will end? The only change that I ever see Is a change in the way you look at me ? Pain in the pit of my stomach Fog fills the space in my head…

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When Train Had Names

Originally posted on Jake Allen Sharp:
When trains had names and people had pride Even the poor could be dignified Never would we ever run and hide We would always stand up and fight There was a spirit we all held high As freedom rings, Old Glory flies An eagle soars across the sky United…