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“We can change the conversation about autism by being part of the conversation” – The Reason I Jump (Film Review)

This film isn’t about changing autistic people to better fit into the world. It’s about demanding that the world change to fully appreciate and celebrate the wide variety of neurodivergent minds that exist within it.

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Queerly Autistic: My Book Is Out Today!

After more than two years of writing, wrangling and occasionally weeping, my book, Queerly Autistic: The Ultimate Guide for LGBTQIA+ Teens on the Spectrum, is out today!

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Queerly Autistic Resources

An up-to-date list of resources on different topics for LGBTQIA+ autistic people, as featured in my book.

0 Comment on Autism tragedy and a ‘cure’ for deafness: EastEnders has failed the Deaf and disabled community
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Autism tragedy and a ‘cure’ for deafness: EastEnders has failed the Deaf and disabled community

We’re not just concerned about disappointing story arcs – we’re talking about real, visceral impact on real people, people who are already devastatingly underrepresented on television and in life.

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Thinking Of Us All – Disability Day of Mourning

Society does not treat disabled people with the compassion, respect or listening ear with which it treats our abusers.

1 Comment on #DoctorsAreDickheads isn’t attacking the NHS – it’s giving it an opportunity
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#DoctorsAreDickheads isn’t attacking the NHS – it’s giving it an opportunity

These hashtags should not be seen as harmful to the NHS. Instead, they should be seen as an opportunity to listen to patients, listen to disability activists, and instigate reform that could change the NHS for the better.

0 Comment on I Would Have Taken A Cure – Which Is Why We Must Stop Looking For One
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I Would Have Taken A Cure – Which Is Why We Must Stop Looking For One

I shudder at the thought of it being an option to other vulnerable young autistic people, never giving them the chance they deserve to come through it and learn a sense of pride in who they are. 

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‘The Paralympics Paradox’ – how it hurts disabled people

In an age where cuts to support are justified by shifting the goalposts of ‘need’ , the Paralympics are held up as an example of what all disabled people ‘could’ achieve with a little bit of spunk and a can-do attitude.