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I might be Autistic: Exploring and accepting my autism

Mo has had a lifetime of experiences that are unique and familiar to autistic people, and now she is committed to healing, accepting her true self, … I might be Autistic: Exploring and accepting my autism

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Archive | ”I Am Autism” Video via Autism Speaks | #AutisticHistory #AutismPropaganda #StopBigAutism

“I Am Autism” video screenshot of a young Autistic playing on a trampoline. This is an Autism Propaganda film produced by Autism Speaks. In September… Archive | ”I Am Autism” Video via Autism Speaks | #AutisticHistory #AutismPropaganda #StopBigAutism

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November 2021 Monthly Roundup!

It’s that time again, just before the winter holidays and all the good food.. so time to do a roundup and see how I’m doing. There will also be some sad news in this one so be warned! I’ve been pretty active this month, but it’s getting back in the habit of working out that’s hard. My weight has stayed

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Harsh Truths & Cold Reality

Identity is made up of a multiple parts. It’s like one of those multi sided gaming dice or a multifaceted gem. It’s complex and deeply personal. You can’t love a person without loving them for all that they are. You also have to realize that if you have never left your own country, it limits your perspective, the lens with

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Monthly Roundup!- October 2021

So I missed doing a monthly roundup for August and September because I just wasn’t that active. It’s hard to admit but, it’s true and because of that I gained a good amount of weight.. sigh. My weight weight went up like 10 pounds in those two months.. so I’m back to logging my food and being more active. I

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Confidentiality of Diagnostic Paperwork

This oddly enough comes up a lot especially in advocate spaces. There is always some misguided person demanding to see the diagnostic paperwork from an advocate in order to prove that they are autistic. However they have NO legal right to it as it’s protected under the law. However even when someone has NO legal right to the information, people

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How CBC News Failed Autistics

So I woke up this morning checking my social media sites and when I came across on Autism article. I of course clicked on CBC’s news article thinking that it would be interesting.. instead what I found was an article full of misinformation. There is a notable lack of Autistic voices in the article. (Article linked at the bottom of

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CalmCare: A Company That Became Inclusive

BIG NEWS!!! CalmWear has changed and it’s now CalmCare. This isn’t just a change of name though as they have also decided to become more inclusive and listen to Autistic voices which is just awesome! They now sponsor Autistic Inclusive Meets (AIM) which is a huge step for them. This shows a lot of growth from the company to acknowledge

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We support the NDP’s Kemal Ahmed: Harassment against Mr. Ahmed and his campaign team is racist and anti-democratic

August 25, 2021. When New Democratic Party candidate Kemal Ahmed posted on social media about Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), he could not have … We support the NDP’s Kemal Ahmed: Harassment against Mr. Ahmed and his campaign team is racist and anti-democratic

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On Using NonSpeaking, Minimally Speaking, Or Unreliably Speaking Over “Non-Verbal”: NonSpeakers Weigh In

“I prefer nonspeaking as I understand all language. Non-verbal suggests I don’t understand language and doesn’t represent how I love language.” On Using NonSpeaking, Minimally Speaking, Or Unreliably Speaking Over “Non-Verbal”: NonSpeakers Weigh In

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Ingredients: Episode 20 Loving You

Tops is decorating the Chirstmas tree all by himself when Marwin comes down the stairs. He can’t believe that Tops has already brought it home. Tops asks Marwin if he likes it, which of course he does because it’s a beautiful tree. Marwin asks Tops how he got the tree home and Tops says that he carried it all by

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Ingredients: Episode 19 Out of Control

Poor Dome is complaining that Marwin is such a burden when he’s drunk as he’s helping him get home safely. Unfortunately he wasn’t paying enough attention and manages to let Marwin bang his head on the open gate, he apologizes but that looked pretty painful, definitely a loud ow from the very drunk Marwin. Dome gets him inside the house

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Ingredients: Episode 17 Audition

Tops knocks on Marwin’s bedroom door, asking if he’s asleep. Tops then knocks again before saying that he’s coming into the room. Tops goes into the room and can’t believe what a mess it is. Tops moves to the other side of the bed to look at some of the sheet music when Marwin comes out of the shower wondering

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Ingredients: Episode 16 Closer

The episode starts off with Tops already cooking, it looks like he is preparing for a Halloween party. Marwin comes over while Tops is putting some stuff in a box. Marwin notices that the coffin sandwiches look a lot like the ring he’s wearing. Marwin asks if Tops did it on purpose and if so, how did he know that

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US court overturns FDA’s ban on shock torture of autistic and intellectually disabled students: Our statement

July 10, 2021 Autistics for Autistics is united with other disability rights groups in condemning the July 6 ruling by the US District of Columbia’s … US court overturns FDA’s ban on shock torture of autistic and intellectually disabled students: Our statement

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Weekly Roundup!

It’s time for another weekly roundup! It’s been an interesting week as the mask requirements has been lifted in some places while still be required in others. I’m going to admit that I love being maskless in stores but then I’m fully vaccinated so there is less risk for me. More importantly though the pool has opened up again which

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Ingredients: Episode 13 Willingness

Tops is studying a cookbook pretty hard. Time passes and whatever is going on seems to be taking him a good deal of time. Marwin eventually comes over to offer him a glass of water and ask how it’s going. Marwin even asks about the mess on the table and Tops admits that it’s flour. Marwin asks if there is

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Ingredients: Episode 12 Attraction

Marwin is practicing his guitar and writing the song Goodbye Not Goddybe (Thai) when a loud meow rips through the air. Marwin at first doesn’t know what the noise is. He looks around and sees a hairless cat meowing at their door. This freaks out Marwin. Marwin frantically yells for Tops multiple times before Tops runs downstairs in a panic.

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