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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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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.

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Johnny Partridge’s Stripped: Inspiring Me To #TakeTheMaskOff

After the dim spiral I had been on in the previous months, which I now recognise as a mixture of depression, and anxiety, and the last sputterings of autistic burnout, this show was exactly what I needed to see.

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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Autism Awareness vs Autism Acceptance

‘Autism Awareness’ has been created without autistic people, and even though the door is being nudged open to let us in, we’re still stuck at the back of the room whilst the rich powerful neurotypical people hog the stage

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What’s the Key to Autistic and Neurotypical Cooperation? Consent. 

Cooperation between autistic and neurotypical people is important. But we must be vigilant against the attitude that autistic people are obligated to educate.

1 Comment on ‘Are You Autistic?’ – Adventures In Filming for Channel 4
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‘Are You Autistic?’ – Adventures In Filming for Channel 4

A year ago, I had the privilege of joining three other autistic women to film a segment for a Channel 4 documentary.

0 Comment on Ruminations at a Graveside: Autistic Curiosity on Death and Dying
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Ruminations at a Graveside: Autistic Curiosity on Death and Dying

Because we live in a culture that doesn’t talk about death, I am innately curious. It’s the ultimate unspoken thing -final, unchangeable, ridiculous – that my brain wants to unpack and understand.