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I am proud to have an autistic mind
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I am proud to have an autistic mind

For me it seems logical, like the spreading of genes apart to create diversity in the world, that neurodiversity is simply part of that concept. Why is it important in most species to have genetic diversity? Well in accordance of what I learned in my A-leve...
Autism: A Community Divided
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Autism: A Community Divided

My son was diagnosed with autism in 2002, back when Autism Speaks was still Cure Autism Now and Jenny McCarthy was still posing for Playboy.  The anti-vaccine movement was already very much a thing, even before McCarthy jumped on the bandwagon.  I remember fee...
Accidental Ableism
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Accidental Ableism

I had never heard the word abelism before 2014. Even after my daughter was diagnosed over 10 years ago I was not aware of it. When I first saw it used, I actually had to look it up; ableism is the discrimination in favor of able-bodied people. It was not som...
Reaction to the New York school principal who called students with special needs ‘animals’ and ‘retards’
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Reaction to the New York school principal who called students with special needs ‘animals’ and ‘retards’

Earlier this month  we reported on the story of Kimberly Taylor,  a New York school principal who was caught on tape calling students with special needs 'animals' and 'retards.'   The article contains a report published on the abc 7 New York news channel that ...