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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Transgenderism and autism combined: once a spectrum twice a rainbow.

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Transgenderism and autism combined: once a spectrum twice a rainbow.

Dedicated to the memory of Kayden Clark, recalled in every down pour of rain, every burst of sunshine and embodied in every resulting rainbow.

To be an adult autistic is a challenge, navigating society and applying social rules.

Mimicking gestures, facial expressions and feeling alienation at the best of times.

Then add being transgender, growing up feeling as though you walk across a stage ...

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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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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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‘It’s An Autism Thing ….I’ll Help You Understand It’

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‘It’s An Autism Thing ….I’ll Help You Understand It’ and why I wrote it.

When I was diagnosed with Aspergers two years ago I felt relieved, jubilant and sad all at the same time.

Relieved because I now knew myself, I could understand so much more about myself. There were a lot of ‘ahh!’ Moments to look back on!

Jubilant because I now knew I wasn’t crazy or a complete misfit, I was part of a neurodiverse community that helped me be proud ...

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