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Is no information better than the wrong information when it comes to autism?
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Is no information better than the wrong information when it comes to autism?

There is a lot of talk about raising awareness, and therefore acceptance when it comes to autism, but one of the most damaging things with this is people believing they know facts about autism that they actually don’t know.  Why is this worse than not knowing ...
The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 8 – Sense of Humour
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The Positive Traits of Autism – Part 8 – Sense of Humour

Parents say that one of the things they find most positive about their child`s autism is that child’s sense of humour.  When autistic people themselves were asked, they also placed sense of humour highly on a list of most positive traits of autism.  But what h...
Autism and Functioning Labels – Part 4 – Possible Alternatives
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Autism and Functioning Labels – Part 4 – Possible Alternatives

The conclusion from the previous articles seems to be that even though the terms high and low functioning may not have been designed to be hurtful, their use can be problematic in terms of expectation, self-esteem, services, and categorising people.  But if th...
Film Documentary, ‘Aspie Seeks Love’ documents twenty years of searching for true love
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Film Documentary, ‘Aspie Seeks Love’ documents twenty years of searching for true love

Film documentary, Aspie Seeks Love - is a new film documentary from ANIMAL, the production company who brought us the Sundance-winning BLOOD BROTHER. Aspie Seeks Love is a film that follows David Matthews, a now nearly 50-year- old man who was diagnosed wit...
Be guided by your autistic child, not by negative predictions about them ….
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Be guided by your autistic child, not by negative predictions about them ….

The world is full of people whose parents were told they would either die at a young age, or never be able to achieve the things that everybody else does, for whatever reason.  A large number of these people have lived far past the point they were expected to,...
Positive Traits of Autism – Part 7 – Sense of Justice
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Positive Traits of Autism – Part 7 – Sense of Justice

Some people with autism cite their strong sense of justice as one of the most positive features of their autism.  It would be silly to say that having a strong sense of justice is a purely autistic trait; upbringing, life-experiences, and personality all have ...