Get the camera out…

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Get The Camera Out….

Monday

My names Lauren and I am autistic. I also have learning difficulties and hearing loss in my

right ear.

My schools great, you know? They try and include me in everything, there’s the usual tier

system of popular girls and boys, great clothes and own car as soon as they leave school.

They are all off to high entrance fee Universities which is great for them.

I’ll be going into a special ed programme learning life skills, I am, however gifted in ...

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Really Autism, yeah really!

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‘Really Autism? You going to start before I even have a cup of coffee?’

Yes really.

That was posted in an Autism ‘support’ group. My friend and colleague Rochelle has written about it here. 

I couldn’t resist replying ‘Really Neurotypical? You need a coffee first?’

The poster replied asking why I was offended. I explained I am Autistic and I found the fact she referred to her son as Autism not as ...

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Really Autism?

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‘Really Autism? You going to start before I even have a cup of coffee?’

Yes really.

That was posted in an Autism ‘support’ group. My friend and colleague Richard has written about it here. 

I couldn’t resist replying ‘Really Neurotypical? You need a coffee first?’

The poster replied asking why I was offended. I explained I am Autistic and I found the fact she referred to her son as Autism ...

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It’s An Âûtism thing I’ll Help you understand it. Now Available…

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It is with great pride and pleasure that we announce the release of Emma’s first book. It is available online from the publisher at the link below. Regular readers will know the insightful and friendly words Emma uses to communicate a powerful and important message of neurodiversity.

As an autistic woman, and mother of 6 autistic kids Emma has the lived experience of both being autistic and parenting autistics. It’s often said ‘if you’ve met one autistic then you’ve met one ...

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Proud Autistic!!!

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Eugenics seems like an obvious eventuality

When you have an Autism One mentality

People say nah it’s getting better

 

But they didn’t see the Autism Speaks campaign

With the missing letter

The letter was I

As if I do not exist

 

They don’t see what we’re seeing

Don’t hear what we’re hearing

 

Don’t live what we’re living

Don’t give what we’re giving

 

The strength it takes to live as we do

Treated as epidemics called lepers

Puzzle pieces blue

Sound the alarms

Apparently

We will over run your life

Break up your home

Ruin your finances

Take your wife!

 

Called ...

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A shutdown in motion

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A shutdown in motion

We often read of the classic autistic shutdown, the feeling of moving through space with no gravity weightless and ungrounded.

The need to sleep and not feel, not be connected to anything is a self defence mechanism that is employed unwillingly by us when there’s to much stimuli and upset around us.

But what does an autistic do when they cannot shutdown?

I often feel a shutdown approaching, a dreamlike state of detachment to my surroundings but if I am ...

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No More Darkness

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No More Darkness – Rosemarie Carreiro

I had my light. I remember it well
My light shined ever so brightly
It shined with pride
It shined with acceptance
It shined with love
Every time you looked into my eyes
I saw my light in yours.
Then the darkness arrived
My light was gone.
My light had been taken
I sat in the dark and I waited
Waited for it to be given back
Waited for the right time
Waited for the ...

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Lovaas Applied Behavioural Analysis

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Lovaas Applied Behavioural Analysis

An Autistic View

Therapies are calling themselves ABA in order to get paid by insurance companies that will only fund ABA.

So we have Feeding therapy, Play therapy and Music Therapy masquerading as ABA.

True ABA was invented by Lovaas who believed a harsh repetitive regime would force children to blend in with neurotypical society.

Parents are told as soon as their child is diagnosed as autistic that ...

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The Good Girl

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It’s 2.18 in the morning and my little daughter is jumping on the bed wearing a Minnie Mouse dress and meowing, her little face lit up with happiness. We are watching a Barbie film and my son has just fallen to sleep.

My girl has just watched Frozen and is insisting on having a piece of tissue stuffed down the ...

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