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Trump claims vaccines and autism are linked but his own experts vehemently disagree | The Independent

  If there is one thing pro-vaccine campaigners and their opponents probably agree on, it is that Donald Trump has provided a major boost to the anti-vaccine cause. Source: Trump claims vaccines and autism are linked but his own experts vehemently disagree | The Independent

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Anxiety, Ambiguity, and Autistic Perception – Ryan Boren

This piece on interviewing autistics had me nodding along in self-recognition. It me. I relate deeply to every point in the article, but this one acknowledges a fundamental aspect of my being that … Source: Anxiety, Ambiguity, and Autistic Perception – Ryan Boren

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What I Want From Benedict Cumberbatch – Cambria’s Big Fat Autistic Blog

So, I’ve noticed that you guys have read a lot of Benedict Cumberbatch on the release of Avengers: Infinity War. And, I must admit, it’s a rare negative light on the star. I’m afraid for him now, f… Source: What I Want From Benedict Cumberbatch – Cambria’s Big Fat Autistic Blog

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On the Double-Mindedness Developed Among the Different – An Intense World

In The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. Du Bois says that blacks have a sort of doubleness in them not found among whites. Blacks cannot just “be themselves,” but must always think about how… Source: On the Double-Mindedness Developed Among the Different – An Intense World

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Remembering Fallen Heroes: A Preventible Tragedy That Resulted In A Detective Who Helped My Son Being Murdered – Pete Earley

(5-4-18) Not a May passes when I don’t recall the deaths of Fairfax County Police Officers Vicky O. Armel and Michael Garbarino who were ambushed by a mentally troubled young man armed with an AK-47 during an attack May 8th, 2006 at a police station near my home. They were reportedly the first Fairfax Police officersClick […]

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Autism Is A Disability; Penguins Can Fly | Autistickish

First, I should explain explain what I mean by disability. The way I see it (for now, and until I encounter the sort of evidence that could change my mind), the idea of disability is best conceptua… Source: Autism Is A Disability; Penguins Can Fly | Autistickish

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Workplace transgressions and how not to deal with them – The Atypical Political

Sometimes I get drawn into social justice warriors’ proclamations of righteousness, worried that maybe I really am the crazy one, that perhaps some people really do need to be forced into act… Source: Workplace transgressions and how not to deal with them – The Atypical Political