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Why Advocacy? – The Autistic Advocate

Source: Why Advocacy? – The Autistic Advocate Why Advocacy? I have a bigger post on Self-advocacy for Neurodiversity which i wrote as a guest post for STARS Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder, but, fundamentally here is a little explanation: An Advocate is somebody who speaks on behalf of other people.  A self-Advocate is somebody who speaks for themselves.  I […]

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Meet Kieran: The Autism Advocate – The Autistic Advocate

Source: Meet Kieran: The Autism Advocate – The Autistic Advocate Meet Kieran: The Autism Advocate Writing an about me will be the hardest thing I ever do. So this will literally be just ‘about me’, I’ll save the life story for blogs further down the line. So, I’m Kieran and I am Autistic… I’m (at […]

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My Communications with The Mighty.com (This is a collection of emails – more to be written about this site.)

From: Eve Hinson <writefirstdaily@gmail.com> Date: Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 4:36 AM Subject: Mental Illness/Sensory Disability submission: Chaos & The Quiet To: community@themighty.com Greetings, Good morning. I’m submitting a piece I wrote about living with sensory overload issues that are related to PTSD, Functional Neurlogical Disorder (FNDHope.org has more info), and autism/aspergers. Please find it included below with […]

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Indiana cops handcuff crying nine-year-old autistic boy | Daily Mail Online

Teachers called police to Needham Elementary School in Franklin, Indiana because they felt the fight threatened students’ safety. Video shows him being taken away by police. Source: Indiana cops handcuff crying nine-year-old autistic boy | Daily Mail Online

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Autistic Representation Needs Autistic Voices – Autism Women’s Network

Hollywood loves talking about autism but refuses to talk to Autistics. When a new show or movie with an Autistic character airs, writers, directors and producers pat themselves on the back because they are so proud of their “indispensable” view that will help to “shed light and raise awareness about the disorder”. To them I […]

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#AutisticSilencers | The Spin Cycle of Autism Speaks & Partners Marketing

Originally posted on International Badass Activists:
Watch how this works — First the inspirational feel-good news story about an employed Autistic wearing — none other — Autism Speaks Partner’s Logo, Home Depot.   The emotional power behind Autistic feel-good stories is incredible for free and viral marketing. Makes it great to send out press releases to all…