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Autistic Self Advocacy Network release statement on the sentencing of Kelli Stapleton
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Autistic Self Advocacy Network release statement on the sentencing of Kelli Stapleton

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) together with  the American Association of People with Disabilities, Autism Women’s Network, Arc of Michigan, National Council on Independent Living, Not Dead Yet, and TASH released on Oct. 6 a statement regarding the ...
Imaginings – an insight in to my autistic mind
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Imaginings – an insight in to my autistic mind

First of all, what are imaginings?  Imaginings are almost like films that play in my head.  For me they tend to be animated, and highly detailed.  From being a couple of years old I would scrunch up my hands, tighten my muscles, and create incredibly detailed ...
Special Interests or Obsession in Autism – Part Three Conclusions
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Special Interests or Obsession in Autism – Part Three Conclusions

The previous two articles have tried to weigh up the positives, and negatives that can come with special interests and autism.  This article will try to find out whether they are a largely positive thing, or if they are actually doing more harm than good. Per...
Quality of Life – who gets to decide?
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Quality of Life – who gets to decide?

`…are able-bodied, neuro-typical people the standard by which we should all be judged? …` Quality of life is a very important subject.  People have the right to expect a decent quality of life, but the debate as to what an acceptable quality of life is rage...
Donald Trump hops aboard the Anti vaccination boat from the safety of Twitter
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Donald Trump hops aboard the Anti vaccination boat from the safety of Twitter

Donald Trump has quite publicly hopped aboard the anti vaccination campaign by voicing his opinion quite publicly on social networking site Twitter. IT is certainly not the first time Mr Trump has voiced his opinion in such a public forum. His Twitter outbu...
Autism Myths and Misconceptions Part 3 – all people with autism are Savants
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Autism Myths and Misconceptions Part 3 – all people with autism are Savants

`…not all autistic people are savants … not all savants are autistic …` It is not particularly common to see autistic people pictured in film or television, but for the most part, when they are they are shown as autistic savants; people who struggle with near...
Lenient sentence for vile acts against autistic boy – an opinion
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Lenient sentence for vile acts against autistic boy – an opinion

Recently I reported on a story for Autism Daily Newscast, a story that made my blood boil, it doesn't happen very often but I felt that I had that scratching underneath my fingertips that I had to voice this (possibly cantankerous rant) in a public forum . You...