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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 ...
What neurodiversity means to me – by Jonathan Mitchell
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What neurodiversity means to me – by Jonathan Mitchell

It is with great difficulty that I write these words. I have to resist the urge to pick up my pencil and shoelaces and twiddle. This is what I call the autistic self-stimulatory behavior that I’m compelled to do for hours on end. I rock back and forth and shak...
Pieces in the Corporate Puzzle
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Pieces in the Corporate Puzzle

In my recurring role at Autism Daily Newscast writing the Patterns for Success column, I normally share with you all practical advice for thriving in the corporate landscape as an autistic professional. As we're all considering the symbolism of the puzzle piec...
Direct eye contact and embracing the sense of danger
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Direct eye contact and embracing the sense of danger

Some say that the eyes are the gateway to the soul. But we as autists have a natural aversion to looking directly into another's soul. Perhaps it is that we see too much at one time to process, that we are examining something great and sacred that should nev...