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Harry Potter Fans Are More Likely to Be Tolerant, Science Says | Time

By Lindsay Dodgson / Business Insider November 20, 2017 Harry Potter was a massive part of the childhoods of millions of people. Even if you’re not part of the cult following, it’s unlikely you’ve been able to avoid the franchise completely. As it turns out, growing up with Harry Potter might have made you a […]

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Are we REALLY that inflexible?

Originally posted on The Misadventures of Mama Pineapple:
Less than a fortnight ago, I wrote about being “rigid”. I explained about my need for schedules, plans, and organisational strategies. My need to prepare, and my alarm and anxiety in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity. It’s there in my pre-assessment mapping to the DSM-V guidelines,…

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8 Things to Know When Conversing With an Aspie

Originally posted on An Intense World:
Perhaps the most obvious issue people have with Aspies involves communicating with them. I’ve been told that I intimidate people, that I can be embarrassing to those I’m with, and that I’m too aggressive. All of these come from the fact that I have Asperger’s. The way I naturally…

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My Autistic Headcanons (and why I prefer them to most ‘actually autistic’ characters)

Originally posted on Queerly Autistic:
I’m a nerd. I become intricately invested in the stories (films, TV shows, books, games, etc.) that I fall in love with, and one of the most important aspects of fandom for me has been finding connecting points with  favourite characters. These have been vital to my survival thus far-…