Autism Wars Front | The Autistic Crisis is Now. Our Autistic Kids Are Suffering Abuse & Suicide Ideation

International Badass Activists

Eve Reiland, founder of InternationalBadassActivists.org, talks about the Autistic Crisis Happening Now. (working on getting better equipment when I can.)

#actuallyautistic

International Badass Activists

https://internationalbadassactivists.org

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Autistic boy, 8, wrote heartbreaking suicide note and tried to kill himself with scissors | Metro News

https://internationalbadassactivists.org/2017/12/15/autistic-boy-8-wrote-heartbreaking-suicide-note-and-tried-to-kill-himself-with-scissors-metro-news/

Colorado US | Mom Demands Better For Her Bullied & Bloodied Autistic Son, And All Children | Colorado

https://internationalbadassactivists.org/2017/12/17/mom-demands-better-for-her-bullied-bloodied-autistic-son-and-all-children-colorado/

 

Florida US | Department of Education Looking into if Autistic student’s civil rights were violated

http://www.wftv.com/video?videoId=659807060&videoVersion=1.0

NOM | Weed for the Holidays: Pot Gift Guide 2017
https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/pictures/weed-for-the-holidays-pot-gift-guide-2017-w513303

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Suicide and Autism: Help Lower the Suicide Rate of Autistic Adults | The Mighty

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/health/2017/12/someone-autism-i-welcome-politicians-finally-noticing-suicide-rates

 

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Journalists Include Autistics In Your Interviews | We are a Misrepresented People — Change.org

https://www.change.org/p/journalists-reporters-include-autistics-in-interviews-we-are-a-misrepresented-people

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Autism Wars Front | The Autistic Crisis is Now. Our Autistic Kids Are Suffering Abuse & Suicide Ideation

https://youtu.be/TTjBufEkrag Eve Reiland, founder of InternationalBadassActivists.org, talks about the Autistic Crisis Happening Now. (working on getting better equipment when I can.) #actuallyautistic International Badass Activists https://internationalbadassactivists.org ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Included ... Autistic boy, 8, wrote heartbreaking suicide note and tried to kill himself with scissors | Metro News https://internationalbadassactivists.org/2017/12/15/autistic-boy-8-wrote-heartbreaking-suicide-note-and-tried-to-kill-himself-with-scissors-metro-news/ Colorado US | Mom Demands Better For Her … Continue reading Autism Wars Front | The Autistic Crisis is Now. Our Autistic Kids Are Suffering Abuse & Suicide Ideation

An Aspies Guide To The Holidays

The Godless Iowan

A few weeks back I wrote a few tips from the atheist side of things and I thought that I might come back to this topic from another important aspect of my life, Autism. The holidays are both wonderful and horrifying to many of us on the spectrum. We love to give, to receive, to spend time with family but at the same time all of these things can cause us a lot of stress and anxiety. So without further ado, here are some tips for Aspies during the holidays.

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1.) Know your exits

With the holidays come social gatherings and in any social gathering it is important to know your exits. If things get a bit to stressful, or you find yourself headed towards an overload head towards that exit. An exit isn’t meant to imply you are leaving but that you are heading off for a moment to…

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A confession, a book and a doll

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I have a thing about dolls. I still have many of the dolls from my sixties childhood. They are hidden away. I’ve kind of felt ashamed about my doll love affair. It’s childish. I thought people would think me childish. Yes I am childish in many ways, after all, being child-like is an autistic trait. But. The new, no, …the real me… is gradually appearing and taking over and conquering the fears of the person I thought I was.

So, I’m coming out. And, my dolls should come out of the closet too.

I need to find a glass fronted antique style cabinet to display them. This is important as our home has two fires and sooty dust is a fact of life.

A year ago, before my shoulder became fully frozen I was completing a lot of jigsaw puzzles and this was one of them…

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This jigsaw helped me…

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Beyond eye contact

Mild Autistic Spectrum Disorder

438px-van_eyck_-_arnolfini_portrait The Arnolfini Portrait
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Being diagnosed with Autism later in life is a very strange experience. Because it hasn’t just influenced my behavior. Apparently, it has also informed my likes and dislikes, my taste in food, my preferences in dressing, and much more. I’ve had a very special relationship with music since a very early age; later in life I became fascinated by early Flemish and German painters (like Jan Van Eyck, who painted The Arnolfini Portrait in 1434).

I like many styles of music. I understand most of it, and I happen to know quite a lot of different kind of music. But the music really I love, the soundtrack of my life, is repetitive music: very early one-note Blues and Worksongs, a certain kind of Reggae, Ravel’s Bolero, Terry Riley’s A Rainbow in Curved Air, Mbira music from Sub-Saharian Africa, Hip hop instrumentals, some…

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