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Quote of the Day: Julia Bascom, Autistic Self Advocacy Network |  The Morning Rundown

“If you’re trying to get rid of autism, you’re trying to get rid of us.” — Julia Bascom, executive director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, a Washington, D.C.-based group that is run by autistic people, including herself. Source: Trump’s Ukraine admission and who won big at the Emmys? The Morning Rundown

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The series “Bodyguard” on Netflix shows the main character managing trauma and suffering PTSD due to it.

The series Bodyguard on Netflix shows the main character managing trauma and suffering PTSD due to it. I liked the openness of this character’s struggle, responses from co-workers/loved ones that help was needed and the push for him to seek treatment – after kicking all the bad guys asses — when he closed the case. […]

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In 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the small-pox, taken in the common way. … | Benjamin Franklin

In 1736 I lost one of my sons, a fine boy of four years old, by the small-pox, taken in the common way. I long regretted bitterly, and still regret that I had not given it to him by inoculation. This I mention for the sake of parents who omit that operation, on the supposition […]

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“The bottom line is that you should not let a fear of autism stop you from vaccinating your child.”

Studies done at University of California in San Diego show that autism begins in early pregnancy, long before vaccines are given to children. Plus, there are large population studies that show no correlations between autism and vaccines. The bottom line is that you should not let a fear of autism stop you from vaccinating your […]

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Forcing “eye contact” is not progress, it is abuse.

“If you want to talk about the true cost of autism, let’s talk about the lack of jobs, psychological disorders, trauma, and other items that autistic adults pay for our entire lives because of ill-informed behavioral ‘therapy’.” — John Marble   

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If you are a non-autistic giving out autism activist awards to other non-autistics …

If you are a non-autistic giving out autism activist awards to other non-autistics, and all non-autistics voted on this — what you’ve got is bullshit. Quit patting each other on the back. When the actual #autisticcommunity decides who to honor, then it means something. — Eve Reiland

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Current experience of being autistic …

Current experience of being autistic: Society: Lying is bad! You should always tell the truth! Also society: You are telling the truth too much! — Dr. Elena M Chandler