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Oralism in the Deaf and Autistic Communities | Fierce Autie

  As a Hard of Hearing autistic adult, I think about this often. There are many overlaps in the autistic and Deaf communities. There are different sensory, diagnosis, difficulties and therapy experiences. There is certainly an overlap of experiences and history. Having experiences from both communities is a truly unique experience. Combining the Deaf and […]

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As an autistic person, Netflix’s Love on the Spectrum let me down | Metro News

Like the young people in the show, I don’t have a long history of dating and relationships. By Charli Clement  2 Aug 2020 3:09 pm As an autistic 19-year-old with minimal dating experience, my guard immediately went up when I heard about Love on the Spectrum – a new Netflix dating show featuring autistic teens […]

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Love on the Spectrum Netflix review – Autism dating show

MARIANNE ELOISE AUG 5, 2020 I spent most of my life, until my mid-20s, believing I was unlovable. Many of the relationships I have had, both romantic and platonic, have broken down without warning, leaving me alone to assume that I’ve broken some social code that others understand instinctively. Without clarity, I could never possibly atone. So I internalised […]

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Great Metal Albums of 1986: Celtic Frost- Tragic Serenades | 80smetalman’s Blog

  A problem I have always had with EPs is that they can be easily missed by me. Often times, I would only hear about them via word of mouth or if I was lucky enough to see it at the record store. Therefore, many of them, like the 1986 offering “Tragic Serenades” from Swiss […]

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A Physicist Examines the Scientific Accuracy of Physics Shown in Major Movies: Batman, Gravity, Contact, Interstellar, Star Trek & More | Open Culture

  Ever had a friend who cannot bring themselves suspend disbelief? It’s not a moral failing, but it can be a tedious quality in situations like, say, the movies, or the cinema, or whatever you call it when you’ve paid your day’s wages for a giant tub of carcinogenic popcorn and a three-hour distraction. (These […]

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Before – A Dad trying to cope with the loss of his Partner and becoming a single parent.

  “Dad do you know that you were born before the introduction of the home computer.” Computers are overrated, not sure they will catch on. “Before the Xbox. Even before Space Invaders” I’m still trying to clear the first wave of aliens. One day…… “Mobile phones still to be stuffed in any trouser pockets in your […]

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George Clooney Talks About United To Defeat Untruthful Misinformation And Support Science | Facebook Video

Yes, that’s George Clooney speaking about “About United To Defeat Untruthful Misinformation And Support Science” (UDUMASS)