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Autistic Adults Do Not Look Like Autistic Children by Judy Endow

There are many reasons autistic adults do not look like autistic children. Autism does not prevent a person from changing over time. Source: Autistic Adults Do Not Look Like Autistic Children by Judy Endow

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Identity-First Language | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

ASAN intern Lydia Brown originally published this article on her blog Autistic Hoya under the title The Significance of Semantics: Person-First Language: Why It Matters. At the Adult Services Subcommittee’s final meeting last Wednesday, much to do was made about semantic disagreements — “ASD individual” versus “individual with ASD,” and of course, the dreaded “person […]

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Why you need to stop using the puzzle piece to represent autistic people | Autistic Alex

I hate the puzzle piece. I hate it with every fiber of my being. Therefore, since in a lot of places it’s national autism awareness month, I’m going to write about why you shouldn’t use the p… Source: Why you need to stop using the puzzle piece to represent autistic people | Autistic Alex

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Autism Journal Abandons Puzzle Piece – Disability Scoop

A major autism research journal is moving away from using a puzzle piece as a symbol of the developmental disorder months after a study found the imagery evokes negative connotations. Source: Autism Journal Abandons Puzzle Piece – Disability Scoop

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Saying Goodbye to the Puzzle Piece – Autistic Mama

After learning about the autism puzzle piece being offensive, Autistic Mama is saying goodbye to the puzzle piece for good! Source: Saying Goodbye to the Puzzle Piece – Autistic Mama

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Animated Map Shows How the Five Major Religions Spread Across the World (3000 BC – 2000 AD) | Open Culture

Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Islam…. Claims to ancient origin and ultimate authority notwithstanding, the world’s five major religions are all of recent vintage compared to the couple hundred thousand years or more of human existence on the planet. Source: Animated Map Shows How the Five Major Religions Spread Across the World (3000 BC – 2000 […]

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Homeless mental patients given ‘Greyhound therapy’ from Las Vegas could get a payout |The Sacramento Bee

Mentally ill people who were cast out of a Las Vegas psychiatric hospital and issued Greyhound bus tickets to cities across the country without proper consent, care or planning soon will have their day in court. Source:  Homeless mental patients given ‘Greyhound therapy’ from Las Vegas could get a payout |The Sacramento Bee