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wake. bake. caffeinate. | Dispatch From The Autistic Front [01.10.18]

    The State of the Autistic Person 2018 +++++++++++++ Should Cambridge students speak on behalf of all autistic people?   +++++++++++++++++++++ Neurodiversity: Some Basic Terms & Definitions – Nick Walker NEUROTYPICAL, or NT What It Means: Neurotypical, often abbreviated as NT, means having a style of neurocognitive functioning that falls within the dominant societal […]

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Why The Publishing Industry Needs To Be More Inclusive Of Autistic And Disabled People

In December of 2017, autistic advocate and YouTuber Amythest Schaber started the #BoycottToSiri hashtag as a reaction to the widely criticized memoir To Siri With Love by Judith Newman, a book written by a neurotypical woman about her relationship wi… Source: Why The Publishing Industry Needs To Be More Inclusive Of Autistic And Disabled People

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The State of the Autistic Person 2018

Originally posted on Cambria's Big Fat Autistic Blog:
As I see it, the State of the Autistic is, well, poor. We have a long way to go. Let’s start with the obvious: The average life expectancy of the autistic person is 54 years old, even though autism should not affect life expectancy directly. (By…

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Music That Changes my Mood Part Seven

Originally posted on The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog:
Its been a long last two days working on my statistics class and I need a good music session to get the rest of my night. I thought why now share it with you? I really hate the first week of the semester because there is…

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Virginia Slowly Moving Forward With Diversion Programs For Individuals With Mental Illnesses. – Pete Earley

(1-8-18) Kudos to Alexandria Virginia Commonwealth Attorney Bryan Porter for assigning a senior supervisory prosecutor to screen cases for persons whose arrest stemmed from some obvious mental illness and not criminogenicity. Prosecutor Porter has put Molly Sullivan, a chief deputy prosecutor, in charge of reviewing arrestees for possible participation in a diversion program that will offerClick […]

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The Golden Rule vs. “Theory of Mind”

Originally posted on North of Andover:
Stated in plain English, the Golden Rule says, Treat other people the way you want to be treated. The implication is that, since we all want to be treated the same way, each of us treating others the way we would want to be treated if we were in…

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Doing ‘Hard Time’ in the Nation’s Jails | The Crime Report

A Kansas professor took his political science students on visits to a state correctional facility and a local county jail, and discovered that for all the criticism about American prisons, jail inmates suffer even harsher conditions—aggravated by the lack of oversight and transparency. Source: Doing ‘Hard Time’ in the Nation’s Jails | The Crime Report