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Thank god my parents didn’t have the Internet, when I was growing up!

Originally posted on I CAN Be Autistic:
I’ve been thinking a lot about that Siri book, lately, and it occurred to me while I was driving to work today that if my parents had had access to the Internet when I was growing up, no way would I be able to have the kind of…

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Fixing #ToSiriWithLove

Originally posted on I CAN Be Autistic:
I’m feeling a bit shaky, as I’m typing this. I’ve been going through my Twitter feed, and there’s a whole lot I’m seeing about this … er… problematic book called “To Siri With Love”. I first heard about it a few days back, when a bit of a Twitter…

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Judith Newman’s Wikipedia Page Gets An #AutisticCommunity Update | #boycotttosiri

Judith Newman | Wikipedia Updated: 12.6.17     In January 2014, Newman’s essay “Wikipedia, What Does Judith Newman Have to Do to Get a Page?” appeared in The New York Times. In the essay, Newman questioned Wikipedia’s editorial policies, including its criteria for selecting and deleting articles, and requested that Wikipedia editors help with creating an […]

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Brent Williams talks about depicting his depression and anxiety in a graphic novel | Metro

So many peers with mental health diagnoses find some sort of catharsis in art.  I have always loved to draw and have worked in the photography industry — more recently, I’ve gotten into multimedia art journaling.  I particularly find it interesting to see how my art changes with my mood (I have Bipolar 1, along […]

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The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism Expresses Disappointment In Judith Newman’s Hearts. #BoycottToSiri

      Michele Farinet By the standards set here, no one would be writing about anyone or anything  Michele Farinet And honestly I think Judith is brave and honest and, yes I will say it, morally right, to discuss the real fear of her son having children. My daughter is not disabled and I fervently hope […]

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Judith Newman Responds to Autistic Activists About #BoycottToSiri On FB | Gallery

The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism John Elder Robison reviews #ToSiriWithLove with courtesy—despite being triggered by the book: “I’d say the author’s attitudes toward her son, her family, & #autism appear to be at odds with the set of values & ideals that is taking shape among #autistic self advocates today.” (Robison also takes the time to make much of the author’s […]