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3 Comments on Dear Mrs O – a letter to my teachers
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Dear Mrs O – a letter to my teachers

I trust you will share this with the others, as they need to see this as well. You were not the only one. Not by a long way.

1 Comment on “They live in me…” an autistic volunteer’s experience at The Lion King: Autism Friendly Performance
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“They live in me…” an autistic volunteer’s experience at The Lion King: Autism Friendly Performance

I will sing along, I will woop, I will clap, I will beat the arms of my seat – so to be able to both watch and join in this experience, without fear of judgement or backlash, brought a tear to my eye.

0 Comment on General Election 2017: a queerly autistic plea for humanity
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General Election 2017: a queerly autistic plea for humanity

I’m scared that, on Friday morning, I will have to talk people down from killing themselves. And I’m scared that I will fail to talk people down from killing themselves. 

2 Comments on In defence of diagnosis
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In defence of diagnosis

Autistic people should not have their inalienable right to diagnosis and support denied because their autism doesn’t present itself in a way that fits into the correct boxes.

0 Comment on General Election 2017: You deserve to be heard
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General Election 2017: You deserve to be heard

I have a voice that deserves to be heard, and, even if the system we work in is determined to stifle that voice, to not vote would have been to stifle my own voice. And I was going to fight against the gag kicking and screaming and biting and gouging.