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Raindrops Aren’t Racist

Originally posted on Musings Of An Autistic Mind:
Raindrops aren’t racist They don’t care if you’re poor and hungry or rich and carefree What does it matter to them if your nose is wide or if you’re olive skinned with straight, black hair the rain is for all to nourish all to replenish all that…

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Many Mass Shooters Have A History Of Domestic Violence

The Catalysts for Change By Peter Aldhous | BuzzFeed News Reporter “Many mass shootings involve family members. Women in abusive relationships are five times more likely to be killed if their partner owns a gun. But no one knows whether abusive partners are at a higher risk of shooting unrelated people.” View original post 928 more words

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Euphemisms for Disability are Infantalizing

Originally posted on crippledscholar:
Image Description: a hand places disability label cards onto illustrations of children. Still taken from this youtube video ? I have written about the importance of language as it relates to disability before. To oppose the idea that clear language should be avoided in favour of what can best be described…

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Getting more autistic

Originally posted on yarn and pencil:
A number of times in the last couple of years I have said to Lovely Husband that I am getting more autistic. I think it is to do with the menopause. The article I have copied and pasted below deals with this. It doesn’t answer all my questions but…

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#Autistic joy – it’s a thing. And we should have more of it.

Originally posted on I CAN Be Autistic:
Agora Theatre Wall – isn’t it lovely? This morning, during my morning exercise bike ride, I read a piece by John Elder Robison about My Life With Asperger’s Sex, Lies, and Autism Research – getting value for our money How to get tangible benefit from the millions we spend…

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So… I Think I Might Have ADHD: A Guide to Self-Discovery and Diagnosis

Originally posted on So Much Stranger, So Much Darker, So Much Madder, So Much Better:
Welcome back to Adulting With ADHD! Last time, we went over some myths and stereotypes surrounding ADHD. In the first installment of this series, we covered ADHD 101. Today’s post is aimed at anyone questioning whether or not they have ADHD.…

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Great Metal Albums of 1984: Black N Blue

Originally posted on 80smetalman's Blog:
Back in 1984, I was still pretty much relying on commercial media to bring me news of new albums and bands. I have to admit that in the early part of the year, MTV was a reliable source although this would quickly change towards the end of 1984. However,…