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Autistic advocacy in Ontario: Highlights from 2022

The past year has been exciting, as we returned to in-person events and continue to grow, with new projects and connections across Canada! Some … Autistic advocacy in Ontario: Highlights from 2022

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“Canadian autism policy needs to move from a charity perspective to a rights perspective”: Autistic-led groups present before the Canadian Senate

In March 2022, A4A member Anne Borden King delivered a speech before the Canadian Senate on the need for a paradigm shift in federal autism policy. … “Canadian autism policy needs to move from a charity perspective to a rights perspective”: Autistic-led groups present before the Canadian Senate

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The Military Family Services Has Fallen To Autism Speaks

It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that Military Family Services (MFRC) has fallen to Autism Speaks. They have partnered with Autism Speaks to make a free downloadable toolkit. There have been some comments left by those that know how evil Autism Speaks is but the MFRC refused to listen. Instead they doubled down. I guarantee

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Garmin, Medic Alert and Autistic Health

Oddly enough most people don’t know that Medic Alert Canada is actually partnered with Garmin Canada! The partnership has been out awhile but it’s amazing how neither organization seems to openly promote this. It seems silly not to promote it since Garmin itself has many health tracking benefits including Stress levels, body battery, and so much more! However Medic Alert

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 12 Part 4~Finale!

Gene continues down memory lane until he comes near the old hiding spot. He hears Nubsib’s voice as Nubsib scolds him for going over to another person’s house. All of a sudden a hand taps Gene on the shoulder saying “tag you’re it!” The hand belonged to adult Nubsib but when Gene turns around, younger Nubsib tells Gene to close

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 12 Part 3

Tum visits his sister at the modelling agency, he tells her that they need to talk. Tum is quiet at first so P’Tarm tells him to just spit it out already as she doesn’t have all day. Tum tells her that he wants to resign. P’Tarm says that she refuses to let him quit since what happened wasn’t a big

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 12 Part 1

Tum knocks on Gene’s door but is surprised by how bad Gene looks when he opens it. Tum asks if Gene is okay. Gene doesn’t answer, instead he walks into the kitchen while Tum follows. Gene asks why Tum is there, so he tells Gene that he is there to take Gene to the press conference. Gene asks about Nubsib

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 11 Part 4

Aoey is texting from inside the meeting when Tiffy offers him some comfort. Outside the meeting, Tum is pretty stressed when Gene shows up. Gene asks about Nubsib and Tum says that he’s been talking to Tum’s sister for awhile now. Tum leads the way to the meeting with Gene close behind him. Tum announces Gene’s arrival to everyone at

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 11 Part 2

Inside Gene’s condo, Gene asks Hin what’s going on. Hin is reluctant to talk about it though, so he points out that he brought Gene some snacks. Gene however knows that something is wrong, so he tells Hin to stop being awkward and just say whatever he needs to say. Hin says that he’s actually there because of Gene, then

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 11 Part 1

The tweet gains traction fast as people blame Gene for Nubsib and Aoey not having very many couple moments lately. The #SibGene is all over twitter with fans saying that the male lead is misbehaving and that the writer can’t keep it in his pants. Another twitter account accuses Gene of stealing Nubsib from Aoey. Gene is blissfully unaware of

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The Shipper: Episode 12 Part 4 (Finale!)

Pan is now back in her original body and some time has passed as they are now attending P’Kim’s funeral. Khett gives the eulogy At least he was supposed to, but Khett notices that P’Way standing back near the tree, so he goes over to him. Khett tells P’Way that he doesn’t think that he should be the one to

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Discrimination, dehumanization, minimization, vilifying, Autistic slurs and hate speech in the name of ‘autism awareness’ month | Eve Reiland #…

Eve Reiland It’s that time again — Discrimination, dehumanization, minimization, villifying, name calling Autistics and hate speech in the name of ‘… Discrimination, dehumanization, minimization, vilifying, Autistic slurs and hate speech in the name of ‘autism awareness’ month | Eve Reiland #…

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The Shipper: Episode 12 Part 1

Pan tells P’Way that she’s been in P’Kim’s body all these times, but she has to leave it now. P’Way doesn’t understand what Kim is saying. P’Way grabs some more darts to throw at the board. Kim says that he knows what he’s saying is hard to believe. Kim asks P’Way to think about it, ever since the accident, Kim

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The Shipper: Episode 11 Part 4

Kim returns to his room at home. While he’s practicing his new permanent role as Kim, he goes over to the bookshelf to study. Which is when he finds an envelope that contains tickets with the #WayKimForever. Kim looks at the dartboard for a moment, then Khet comes rushing in demanding to know what Kim is up to. Kim angrily

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The Shipper: Episode 11 Part 3

After seeing Khett’s grief for P’Kim, Kim leaves and goes to the hospital. There he sees Pan’s Dad arguing with someone about money. Pan’s Dad doesn’t have any to spare especially with Pan now in a coma. The jerk says that Pan’s Dad hasn’t changed, his wife has been dead and now her daughter is his burden and that’s why

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Medic Alert Canada: Epic Failure at Representation

It’s April which is commonly known as Autism Awareness Month. Autistic people are being subjected to Parent Advocates and the tragedy narrative all over the internet this month. Medic Alert Canada was also sadly quite guilty of this. They featured a Video that was labeled as Autism Safety: Resources, tools and advice from experienced moms. However there was 1 Mom

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The Shipper: Episode 11 Part 1

Kim and Khett make it to the hospital to see the doctors performing CPR on Pan’s body. Pan’s dad demands to know what’s wrong with his daughter, but the doctors don’t answer him, and tell everyone to leave. The group waits in the hallway, Pan’s dad sits in a chair while the trio of friends stand a fair distance away.

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Kismutt Rescue and Discrimination

It came to my attention yesterday that an Ontario animal rescue was discriminating against Autistic children. This was horrible because the only reason given for their “rule” was a child’s neurology. They did try to claim that Autistic children were abusive to animals and listed two examples from their own experience. This was immediately called out as bullshit (BS) as

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 10 Part 3

Later that night Gene is on his phone while the first episode of Bad Engineer plays. Nubsib comes over and asks him what he’s doing. Gene says that he’s making an Instagram story post because it’s the first episode of the drama. Nubsib wonders why Gene hasn’t dried his hair yet but Gene says that his hair will dry on

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 10 Part 2

Nubsib eagerly awaits Gene downstairs. Gene’s Dad opens the door and comes down first though. Nubsib greets him, Gene’s dad comments that the moment he gives Nubisb permission, he shows up. Gene’s dad says that kids these days really get quite eager, Nubsib can only smile and agree. Gene’s dad tells Nubsib that his dad had already texted him, so

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 10 Part 1

So after all the tears from last episode, this episode starts off the next morning at Gene’s house with the family having breakfast, and it’s full of tense silence. If you thought having breakfast at the table was bad, try taking out the trash. Gene’s Mom and Nubsib’s Mom are both taking out the trash and when Gene’s Mom tries

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The Shipper: Episode 10 Part 4

That night, Kim fills Soda in on the phone about why P’Kim did what he did. Soda is shocked and says that she can’t imagine doing that for anyone. Kim says that they can now see clearly how much P’Kim loved P’Way. Kim asks why Soda doesn’t seem happy since their ship of P’Way and P’Kim is real. Soda says

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 9 Part 4

The dinner party is effectively over and it’s clear that there’s a rift between the two families after Gene’s announcement. Nueng is still supportive and so is Jab but unfortunately the parents are in silent anger mode. Gene and Nubisb have a tough time saying goodbye, Nubsib tells his father that they didn’t do anything wrong. Nubsib’s dad tell him

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 9 Part 3

Nubsib and Aoey are acting out the love confession scene in Bad Engineer but Director Mai yells cut because Nubsib is having trouble saying “I Love you” like he means it. Director Mai reminds Nubsib that he’s done well so far but he can’t mess up this scene as it’s the peak of the story. The director tells Nubsib that

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 9 Part 1

Gene was making food when his phone notifications went off. He comes over to the table to check them out. The first two were from Nubsib reminding him to eat, then there were messages from Aoey. Aoey sent him a picture of a person that looked like Nubsib sitting next to him at a bar, but then sends a text

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The Shipper: Episode 9 Part 4

P’Way admits that he doesn’t know what’s going on here, but that after Kim’s accident he could tell that things were different. P’Way says that after that night when they had BBQ, he started to see Kim differently. P’Way admits that it was also because of Khett telling him that Kim wasn’t the same person that he used to know.

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The Shipper: Episode 9 Part 3

P’Way is busy fixing the faucet and Kim comments that he’s doing a lot better than the two of them. Khett replies that Kim doesn’t know for sure that P’way can fix the faucet since it’s not easy, which is when P’Way announces to them that’s he’s finished fixing it. This pleases Kim and surprises Khett. P’Way says that it’s

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Monthly Roundup! -February 2022

This month was huge because I got an indoor exercise bike from Costco that is IFIT compatible. I’ve been exploring the programs, testing out various beginner ones as I prepare myself for spring when I can actually go outdoors on my own bike and cycle around. Oddly enough I even managed to lose a little bit of weight, but I’m

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 8 Part 4

A reporter introduces himself to the camera then goes up to interview the cast of Bad Engineer. He asks Nubsib to hold the mic as carefully as if he was holding the person’s heart. Gene tries not to look obvious while he steals looks at Nubsib. The reporter asks Nubsib how he feels with the series about to air soon.

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 8 Part 3

There’s a press conference for the series Bad Engineer based off of Gene’s BL novel. The host gets the audience pumped up before inviting the cast onto the stage. Director Mai is the first on stage, followed by Gene, Nubsib, Aey, then Mhok. Once they all take their seats the cast begin to introduce themselves starting with Director Mai. Next

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 8 Part 2

Gene returns alone to the condo, he sits on the floor hugging a pillow clearly missing Nubsib. He picks up a book, flips through a few pages then puts it down again. Gene hugs the pillow some more before taking out his cell phone and hovering over the button to phone Nubsib. In the end he doesn’t call and waits

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 7 Part 4

Nubsib wakes up in bed, he looks at the other side of the bed to find out that he’s alone. He goes downstairs which is where Gene is lying down asleep on the couch, still holding his laptop. Nubsib sits on the couch then gently tries to take the MacBook away from Gene. Gene’s hands tighten on it for a

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 7 Part 3

Gene is staring at his laptop remembering back when Nubsib gave him a bottled drink when they were sorting out the groceries at the condo. The dog continues to bark so Gene goes to check it out. He pets the pup for a few moments before Nubsib walks up (he’s the reason the dog was barking). Nubsib comes up to

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 7 Part 2

Little Nubsib comes out form hiding calling out for the other kids only to find himself abandoned by them. Nubsib wanders around searching for them and finds the older kids playing on a PlayStation 1 *PS1* (ah that brings back memories…) Nubsib slowly opens the door to see them having fun, so he leaves. Gene however heard someone in the

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The Lovely Writer: Episode 7 Part 1

Nubsib is having a dream about his childhood. His Mom was punishing him for disappearing and making her very worried. Nubsib then wakes up just before his phone rings. Nubsib answers his phone and it’s Jab, Gene’s older brother. Jab tells Nubsib that he thinks he knows where Gene might have gone. Jab suspects that Gene has gone to the

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