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Evolution of Eve | Rediscovering life then and exploring the now

Introduction video to the series. This will be a year-long project. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Memory loss, scattered focus, inability to track time, and an ill-known stigmatized neurological disorder, plus PTSD symptoms, have erased or complicated recall of Eve’s first 37 years of life. Now in her mid-40s, Eve is Autistic AF (born that way) and left with […]

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Take Action | Don’t Let Congress Devastate Mental Health Coverage [NAMI]

The Senate just took the first step toward a vote this week on a health reform bill. To date, all the Senate health reform proposals hurt people with mental illness. You didn’t elect your Senators to dismantle mental health coverage for millions of Americans. No one with a mental health condition should ever be in […]

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Take Note | Restraint and seclusion are abusive practices

Disability Rights California is California’s Protection and Advocacy System. Disability Rights California works to advance dignity, equality, independence and freedom for all Californians with disabilities. We envision a barrier-free, inclusive, diverse world that values each individual and their voice. In this world, all people with disabilities enjoy the power of equal rights and opportunities, dignity, […]

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Imagine the Empowerment of the Autistic Minority Vote

I imagine this often: Autistics having a voice in our elections. Do you? Race, Ethnicity, and Political Behavior … political participation of minorities and majorities alike has been deemed crucial for ensuring the legitimacy and stability of democratic governance. Participation in conventional ways, such as voting, enhances people’s sense of having a stake in the […]

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Evolution of Eve | Speaking to Legislators as an Autistic Minority

EVOLUTION OF EVE | AUTISTICS RECOGNIZED AS A MINORITY AND RACE Author Bebe Moore Campbell Dies at 56 “Once my loved ones accepted the diagnosis, healing began for the entire family, but it took too long. It took years. Can’t we, as a nation, begin to speed up that process? We need a national campaign […]

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Evolution of Eve | Chaos & The Quiet

This is prose about experiencing Sensory Integration Disorder.  I stand here barefoot on carpet,  the fiber of comfort and home pressed into my soles. My roommate, The Quiet, stands with me. (Originally published  FEBRUARY 2, 2016 on Quirkybirdwords.com) We watch branches and leaves swing through a wet window. The Quiet doesn’t echo the cacophony in my mind. […]

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Evolution of Eve | Autistics Recognized as an Minority

  Updated again. Anyone else? Updated the headline after some in-depth conversations about race, ethnicity and identity. Autistics are a minority. This term seems to be more specific to intent and better description than the word race. It has come to my attention that the Autistics have a sub-group of folks who believe in elitism. […]