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To Siri with Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines | Bookreporter.com

When Judith Newman shared the story of how Apple’s electronic personal assistant, Siri, helped Gus, her son who has autism, she received widespread media attention and an outpouring of affection from readers around the world. While many worry that our electronic gadgets are dumbing us down, Judith revealed how they can give voice to others, […]

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Amazon (AMZN) reviews are being restricted for its most controversial products — Quartz | #boycotttosiri

The company won’t let you review certain hot-button items, like “Fire and Fury,” without a verified purchase. Source: Amazon (AMZN) reviews are being restricted for its most controversial products — Quartz

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Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46

O’Riordan died in London, where she was recording, publicist Lindsey Holmes said. Source: Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dead at 46

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wake. bake. caffeinate. | Digging deep into A$ origins, Cure Autism Now, and Hollywood’s participation in launching the search for the “cure”

wake. bake. caffeinate. | Digging deep into A$ origins, Cure Autism Now, and Hollywood’s participation in launching the search for the “cure” and future eradication of Autistics. #TheGreatAutisticSilence #autisticsilencers following the money and da power. How about you pin this shit? All of you who wore blue puzzle pieces unknowingly, I imagine, supporting eugenics and the extinction […]

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Hello Mummy – a (fictitious) conversation from the future | Luke Beardon: Perspectives on Autism

Girl: Hello Mummy. Mother: Hello Darling. Girl: Mummy, I want to ask you some questions. Mother: Ok – fire away! [Pause] [Pause] Girl: Fire away? Mother: Sorry Darling, silly Mummy. I meant please do ask your questions. Girl: Oh. So why did you say “fire away” then? Mother: It’s my fault, I sometimes forget that […]

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Tony Robert’s Interview

Originally posted on The Bipolar Writer Mental Health Blog:
This is another addition to my series of “feature interviews” of my fellow bloggers in the mental illness community. You can find the entire series here. Tony Robert’s Interview Feature The journey. It can be the best and the worst of times when dealing with a…

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Let’s have some fun! #Autism and #Menopause :)

Originally posted on I CAN Be Autistic:
Women walking along a lake in front of a sand dune balancing pots on their heads Okay, I’m pretty sure I know what you’re thinking: Autism and Menopause! Where’s the fun in that?! But bear with me… If you’re a geeky-nerdy type like me, learning all about the…