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#TheAutisticUnion Pledge | Luciane Hatadani

I pledge . . . To honour the ten principles of the Autistic Union; To do whatever is within my reach to help fellow autistics who are still finding themselves after identifying as autistics, and when struggling in a neurotypical world; To bring autistics together so that we can strengthen our community; To always speak […]

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I am autism

Originally posted on Pressed 📝Tes:
You speak and everything is in slow motion. Yet nothing sounds clear .Your words sound like a robot through my ear . You send instruction and await my behavioral composure in favor of what you’ve asked . And I fail Everytime because words hit my ear and enter my mind…

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Why I “can’t possibly be Autistic”, Reason #3: I’m not THAT rigid, right?

Originally posted on The Misadventures of Mama Pineapple:
Over a decade ago, when I was working as a low-level administrator in a university student support unit, I remember a student who was a regular and frequent visitor to our service. He came in virtually every day. He spoke in a staccato, “mechanical”-sounding voice. He always…

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#MeToo ~ Chapter 4: The ‘Boss’

Originally posted on the silent wave:
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I was going to work on some projects today.? I had even brought my laptop and thumb drive.? I made sure I had all my plug-in chargers with me.? I was committed, focused, determined. But thoughts have their way of elbowing in, butting…

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The Feeling of Ferocity

Originally posted on Eclectic Autistic:
In a post about a month ago, I mentioned in passing that I was about to try out a new martial arts class that was starting up in my town. I’ve now been training there a month, and really enjoying myself. 🙂 It’s still a small class, split between some…

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The resurgence of thought

Originally posted on I CAN Be Autistic:
It’s Saturday evening. I got about 2 1/2 hours of sleep this afternoon, topping off my 24 hour total of about 9 1/4 hours. I’ve needed to sleep like this. It’s been a rough bunch of weeks. Or rather, months. After months of stress, including some really distressing…

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Through the river locks of #autistic joy

Originally posted on I CAN Be Autistic:
I’m coming ’round to my desired routines again, getting back to some narrow interests that have drawn me in and held my keen interest for years at a time. I’m finding myself able to think again, after a months-long hiatus of all-consuming DO-DO-DO–GO-GO-GO. I’ve been so busy “upping…