Categories
Advocates & Activists Aging & Disability Culture & Community Divergent News Healthcare & Wellness

Communal Cherub Acapellas: An account of being autistic and LGBTQ+

16:55 30th June 2020 by George Morl   This personal ‘episodic’ account and manifesto discusses the ways in which sexuality and Neurodivergence may be experientially related… does solitude have to be a negative venture? Pride celebrations over the summer also include International Disability Day and Autistic Pride. Though separate events, together these encourage solidarity in the ways […]

Categories
Culture & Community Divergent News Parenting

‘We didn’t realise Mum was autistic until she was diagnosed at the age of 74’

ByAnna Wilson To me and my sister, she was super-glamorous and fiercely intelligent, but with hindsight, I can see that Mum didn’t fit in My mother’s favourite saying was: “There’s a place for everything, and everything in its place.” It was the mantra that she lived – and ruled us – by. She was fastidious […]

Categories
Divergent News

Snapshot | Google Alerts – autism | Circa August 2, 2010

Google Alert – autismgoogle alertsx Google Alerts googlealerts-noreply@google.comAug 2, 2010, 9:30 PM News 10 new results for autism Vision Abnormality Seen in Close Relatives of Autism PatientsBusinessWeek2 (HealthDay News) — In another sign that autism is at least partly inherited, a new study reveals that close relatives of people with the disorder share …See all […]

Categories
Aging & Disability Culture & Community Divergent News Employment & Education Healthcare & Wellness

For some Australians with autism, going back to ‘normal’ life after coronavirus isn’t so welcomed

For some adults with autism, it seems strange that the marvels of working from home and social distancing are only being recognised in the wake of a pandemic. For the past few months, those who regularly feel like they live as mere guests in a world of neurotypicals, like me, have been freed from the […]

Categories
Divergent News

Snapshot | Google Alert – autism | Circa January 13, 2013

Google Alert – autismgoogle alertsx Google Alerts googlealerts-noreply@google.comJan 13, 2013, 8:51 PM News 10 new results for autism Autism, Breast Cancer, and the Changing Miss America PageantDaily BeastThe 92-year-old competition has struggled to reclaim its significance, but enthusiasm for a handful of inspiring contestants—one with autism, another bravely taking on breast cancer—prove that the pageant […]

Categories
Advocates & Activists Culture & Community Divergent News Healthcare & Wellness Leadership & Government

My Experience with Antisemetism, racism and bigotry | Fierce Autie

Growing up on Long Island, NY I was privileged as far as racism/antisemitism goes. We are half Middle Eastern and half Eastern European. My parents did something right, they shielded my brothers and I from any type of systematic oppression. I grew up in a town with a high Jewish population. I went to a […]

Categories
Advocates & Activists BS & The Quackery Divergent News

AWN condemns JK Rowling’s anti-trans and ableist comments against trans women, autistic trans youth, and other trans people – Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN)

All women’s experiences are real women’s experiences Like many of our community members, AWN is dismayed and disappointed to learn about JK Rowling’s most recent transmisogynistic comments about sex and gender. Among other comments, Rowling claimed that she would march in support of trans people if trans people experienced discrimination. As the leading autistic organization of autistic […]