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Autism: A Different Kind of Cool – The Life Autistic

I misspent my youth pursuing a mythic swagger, the kind of 90’s aura that exuded confidence, often styled in baggy clothing, large sunglasses, maybe a mushroom haircut — the absolute zenith o… Source: Autism: A Different Kind of Cool – The Life Autistic

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Many Struggles; Less Sympathy — Why The Kindness Seems Harder to Come By – The Life Autistic

I take notes on all my major presentations. One day I found among them a small note of encouragement from my sister, who’s had the unfortunate privilege of knowing me her entire life and can … Source: Many Struggles; Less Sympathy — Why The Kindness Seems Harder to Come By – The Life Autistic

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We Are Not So Easily Dismissed Anymore – The Life Autistic

Super quick disclaimer: If you can pause your opinions on climate change to consider an important topic about autism – read on! If you can’t, check out my other posts instead. Thanks. I… Source: We Are Not So Easily Dismissed Anymore – The Life Autistic

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Ugly Ducklings, Lonely Swans, and Why Autism Makes Our Difference Difficult – The Life Autistic

We saw this swan by a fountain in Versailles. Three thoughts came to mind: 1: “I should get a picture.” 2: “I shouldn’t get that close, because I remember reading … Source: Ugly Ducklings, Lonely Swans, and Why Autism Makes Our Difference Difficult – The Life Autistic

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The Life Autistic: Three Things That Make us Angry (and Why) – The Life Autistic

I used to blow up a lot. I still do, but I used to, too. This week has been corrosive; admittedly, I’ve been more hair-trigger, foul, grating, and abrasive. To my disappointment and shame, I … Source: The Life Autistic: Three Things That Make us Angry (and Why) – The Life Autistic

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The Life Autistic: A Thing or Two About ‘Masking’ – The Life Autistic

It still takes many people by surprise that I “function” normally. That I “get sarcasm.” That my reactions are mostly normal. That I empathize, embrace people, and try to ha… Source: The Life Autistic: A Thing or Two About ‘Masking’ – The Life Autistic