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Einstein, Mozart, Newton –  the genius tag does more harm than good
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Einstein, Mozart, Newton – the genius tag does more harm than good

When I was diagnosed with Aspergers I went on a mission (in true Aspie style) to find out everything I could about it.  Just a short spell of Googling revealed that there was a thriving industry of retrospective diagnosis.   Einstein, it seemed, could have had...
Robert Kennedy apology for autism holocaust blunder remains problematic
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Robert Kennedy apology for autism holocaust blunder remains problematic

Anti vaccination campaigner Robert Kennedy Junior has publicly apologised for comparing vaccination of children to the Holocaust in a recent autism speech. Lawyer, and nephew of assassinated president John F Kennedy is campaigning against a Californian ...
I want to help find the cause of autism. Some autistic people think I’m the enemy.
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I want to help find the cause of autism. Some autistic people think I’m the enemy.

I became an advocate for autistic people six years ago, after my cousin –- now an 8-year-old boy tormented by seizures and arm biting –- was diagnosed. Like many boys his age, he’s energetic, smiles often and loves anything with wheels. But the severe symptoms...
Autism Awareness Month – Autism is More than Autism Speaks and Temple Grandin
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Autism Awareness Month – Autism is More than Autism Speaks and Temple Grandin

Autism Awareness month is coming and yet the media only seems to know about one autism organization and one successful autistic adult. They don't seem to realize that: Autism is More than Autism Speaks and Temple Grandin During the month many national news...
Neurodiversity: Would I pursue a “Cure” if there were one?
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Neurodiversity: Would I pursue a “Cure” if there were one?

It's funny how proponents of "neurodiversity" seem to tolerate next to zero diversity in terms of any autistic person disagreeing with them.   Kind of like every other proponent of any other kind of "diversity" that screams for "tolerance" at the top of their ...