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Âû a history and current day phenomenon – neurodiveristy and autism
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Âû a history and current day phenomenon – neurodiveristy and autism

The origins of Âû the Âutistic Ûnion have been relatively unknown until now. Most people in the community will have heard of Light It Up Gold and seen the Âû placed after people's names on Facebook , but little of the origins of this organisation and how it c...
Those on the Spectrum Might be the Most Misrepresented Group in Today’s Society
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Those on the Spectrum Might be the Most Misrepresented Group in Today’s Society

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Albert , 1952 letter Many groups are misrepresented in our society.  For instance, inner-city minorities are often stereotyped as highly athletic or musically gifted.  “Model minorities” are often s...
WrongPlanet Pageview Count hits a Profound All-Time Low due to lack of adequate autism representation
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WrongPlanet Pageview Count hits a Profound All-Time Low due to lack of adequate autism representation

According to direct (actual, not estimated) measurements from Quantcast, WrongPlanet, which claims to be the largest forum online for people with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome and their relatives, has hit an all-time low count of website pageviews, as mea...
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...
Jim Humbles Spirit of Health Conference appearance shrouded in mystery
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Jim Humbles Spirit of Health Conference appearance shrouded in mystery

Originally scheduled for May the 22nd, Jim Humble, a self proclaimed curer of all ills, was arriving at Seaford Brighton for a two day conference.   Due to public complaints it was cancelled and instead, The Old Chapel Centre in Alfriston. Sussex, was book...