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Quiet Carriages are an Autistic lifeline. Please don’t take them away.

Originally posted on Queerly Autistic:
South Western Railway have announced that they may be looking to scrap quiet carriages/zones on their trains.?They say that this is because they cannot be properly policed, and as such they are entering into a period of consultation with customers on the future of these carriages.? Now, I’ve?written about quiet…

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Christianity and The Poor

Originally posted on Jake Allen Sharp:
I sat there on the bleachers, listening to the timeless sound of The Little Drummer Boy. I closed my eyes for a moment and reflected on various memories, and words in my head accompanied the instrumental performance. I have no gifts to bring Pa rum pum pum pum Worthy…

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Tommy Adaptive and the Complicated Ethics of Having No Alternatives

Originally posted on crippledscholar:
? Image Description: Logo for Tommy Hilfiger’s Adaptive line. Navy Blue text on a black background which reads “Tommy Hilfiger adaptive clothing” ? Tommy Hilfiger has come out with a line of adaptive clothing for disabled people and I am conflicted. There is so little truly good adaptive fashion available to…

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Unnatural Woman

Originally posted on THEQUIRKYECCENTRIC:
? The flighty eccentric or friendless frump A child phobic ice queen, or the fortuitous femme fatale This is the cast of today’s fabricated feminine tragedy ? Clans, comrades and communities have identified this state of being as a mere malady Not a glimpse of diversity within our contemporary experience, this…

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A #ChronicHolidays Gift Guide for Chronically Ill Spoonies | Ryan Boren

By Ryan Boren, non-compliant neurodivergent, boren.blog So Hanukkah is in a few days, Christmas is coming up, and I personally think we should go for more ecumenical New Year celebrations. 'Tis the time for gifts, and my annual suggestions of what to give the chronically ill person in your life. #chronicholidays pic.twitter.com/rYMOca0ztL — Aleksei Valentín ✡️♿⚧️ […]

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A Token of Low Esteem—The Problem of Superficial #Autism Inclusion

Originally posted on My Autistic Dance:
There’s a recurring pattern that can be seen in countless organisations and government committees that have a focus on autism. Being autistic myself I’m fairly adept at recognising patterns, but this is one I wish I didn’t keep seeing. Considering how many autistic people there are, it’s remarkable how…

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That book

Originally posted on yarn and pencil:
I looked up To Siri With Love on Amazon and read the parts available with the ‘look inside’ thing. I thought the text I was able to read rather narcissistic. But the thing that got me to write this post is what’s not there. The book is about an…