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FB Vent: Running Ragged, Now A Fucking Meltdown, Have To Work Hard To Balance & NOT Burnout | Eve Reiland

I’m just going to vent here. I have been a self-activist for years without being involved with autistic people working together. I’ve done this alone . for years. Taken the hits. For years. Recieved real and actual death threats from very scary fuckingpeople for doing what I do — and had to stay home until […]

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On Facebook | What’s the Difference Between a Feral Autistic & a Tame Autistic?

  Katherine Finelli Vetro  Tame Autistics appear to have not yet exhausted the idea all people need is more education. Feral Autistics appear to of exhausted this premise and realize it’s willful ignorance of a few and ingrained, broken systems. Feral have had enough and once were tame themselves. Now they will no longer engage in […]

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Six reasons I frequently end up in bad relationships – Just Under Your Radar

I just read a great post about Gut Instincts and Autistics getting bullied or taken advantage of by people. This post is an expansion on what I commented there. I’ve been in bad relationships… Source: Six reasons I frequently end up in bad relationships – Just Under Your Radar

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Shhh… That is Stigma – The Bipolar Writer

With all the illnesses in the world to pick from I had to get mental illness. I had to get the only kind of illness that condemns you and destroys you for having it. If mental illness does not kill… Source: Shhh… That is Stigma – The Bipolar Writer

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Mental Health Awareness Month | Kings River Life Magazine

by Rebecca PottsFive years ago, I was diagnosed with anxiety, depression, and panic disorder. I had been dealing with all of them for far longer than five years, but I didn’t understand myself well enough to know what was happening. Although, some days, I think I knew the whole time what was going o Source: […]

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I won’t be the ‘tame autistic’ – The need for real Autistic involvement not just ticking a box – jeanettepurkis

I was asked to speak at an autism event last year. The organisation hosting it told me they have one presentation on autism each year and it was a great privilege to be asked to speak there. I prep… Source: I won’t be the ‘tame autistic’ – The need for real Autistic involvement not just […]

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Government drops scheme to stop people being wrongly stripped of their benefits because it is a ‘burden’ | The Independent

A “yellow card” scheme to cut the number of people pushed into poverty after being wrongly stripped of their benefits has been dumped. The reform – giving claimants 14 days to challenge a decision to dock their benefits – would impose too much of a “burden”, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said, after […]