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‘You don’t speak for me….’ Autism, advocacy and representation – jeanettepurkis

I had a bit of a personal criticism of my work today. The complainer saw my work as somehow gelling autism and mental illness together. Apparently I have no right to ‘speak for’ autistic people bec… Source: ‘You don’t speak for me….’ Autism, advocacy and representation  – jeanettepurkis

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Free boxing sessions for autistic children at DIG Performance Academy | This Is Local London

A Belvedere boxing club is offering free boxing sessions for autistic children. Source: Free boxing sessions for autistic children at DIG Performance Academy | This Is Local London

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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: A mystery solved – Harvard Health Blog – Harvard Health Publishing

Awareness of the connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is not high, which can make getting an accurate diagnosis difficult. Source: Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: A mystery solved – Harvard Health Blog – Harvard Health Publishing

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Autism- och Aspergerförbundet: Barn med autism blir psykiskt misshandlade | Aftonbladet

Debattörerna: Nog av bestraffningar och isolering – att bolla runt ansvaret måste stoppas Source: Autism- och Aspergerförbundet: Barn med autism blir psykiskt misshandlade | Aftonbladet

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Autistic Inclusive Meets | Autistic Advocacy Organisation

Source: Autistic Inclusive Meets | Autistic Advocacy Organisation

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Facebook has a surprise for autistic users – it thinks we need to be ‘cured’ | The Canary

Some compare the issue to trying to ‘cure’ homosexuality Source: Facebook has a surprise for autistic users – it thinks we need to be ‘cured’ | The Canary

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Autistic on Wheels: Autism Acceptance Month 2018 Day 27: Z is for | Autistic on Wheels

BSL: zone or area (bottom left sign) or focus (bottom left sign) Z is for Zone Thanks to Pamela, and also to Gideon and Jenna for throwing a couple of suggestions on this subject at me as well. Comfort Zones (Pamela) This can be a tricky area to navigate, not least for parents new to the autism world who are being […]