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THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: What the Neurodiversity Movement Does—And Doesn’t—Offer

Autism news and resources: from autistic people, professionals, and parents Source: THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: What the Neurodiversity Movement Does—And Doesn’t—Offer

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Special interests and subjective wellbeing in autistic adults – Grove – 2018 – Autism Research – Wiley Online Library

Abstract Special interests form part of the core features of autism. However, to date there has been limited research focusing on the role of special interests in the lives of autistic adults. This study surveyed autistic adults on their special interest topics, intensity, and motivation. It also assessed the relationship between special interests and a […]

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Trump appears to abandon vaccine sceptic group denounced by scientists | US news | The Guardian

Robert F Kennedy Jr claimed to be leading a review of links to autism – a widely debunked claim – but now says he hasn’t heard from the White House in months Source: Trump appears to abandon vaccine sceptic group denounced by scientists | US news | The Guardian

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Do #Autistic people *have* to die earlier than non-autistic folks? – Aspie Under Your Radar

Yesterday I came across a really thought-provoking piece by Sarah Kurchak, I’m autistic. I just turned 36 — the average age when people like me die. The stress of living with autism is exhausting. … Source: Do #Autistic people have to die earlier than non-autistic folks? – Aspie Under Your Radar

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Chris Cornell’s Wife Opens Up About His Death and Addiction | Time

‘You think addiction is a choice, and it’s not’ Source: Chris Cornell’s Wife Opens Up About His Death and Addiction | Time

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Bonus Track 14: Ask Us Anything III – Weird Luck

Join the Reality Patrol – help save the multiverse from chaos, eldritch horrors, and your scheming colleagues. Read at weirdluck.org Source: Bonus Track 14: Ask Us Anything III – Weird Luck

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I’m autistic. I just turned 36 — the average age when people like me die. – Vox

The stress of living with autism is exhausting. Source: I’m autistic. I just turned 36 — the average age when people like me die. – Vox