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I’m taking a break for the foreseeable future from activism and updating this site.  I’ve been intensely focused on divergent revolution since 2014 and the time has come to rest, recover and prevent burnout from becoming anymore intense than it is right now.  For as long as I live, though, I will remain dedicated to […]

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Transgender and gender-diverse individuals are more likely to be autistic and report higher autistic traits | Circa August 7, 2020

Transgender and gender-diverse adults are three to six times more likely as cisgender adults (individuals whose gender identity corresponds to their sex assigned at birth) to be diagnosed as autistic, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Cambridge’s Autism Research Centre. This research, conducted using data from over 600,000 adult individuals, […]

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Understanding Suicide Risk in Autistic Adults: Comparing the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide in Autistic and Non-autistic Samples | Circa March 2020

Abstract This study explored whether the Interpersonal Theory of suicide informs our understanding of high rates of suicidality in autistic adults. Autistic and non-autistic adults (n = 695, mean age 41.7 years, 58% female) completed an online survey of self-reported thwarted belonging, perceived burden, autistic traits, suicidal capability, trauma, and lifetime suicidality. Autistic people reported stronger feelings of […]

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Autistic traits in adults who have attempted suicide | Circa June 7, 2019

Abstract Background An emerging literature suggests that autistic adults are at increased risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts, making suicidal plans and attempts, and dying by suicide. However, few studies have investigated whether autistic traits are related to suicidal behaviour. The current study examined autistic traits in a sample of adults who reported at least one […]

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PRIVILEGE AND INTERSECTIONALITY | Yenn Purkis | Circa July 31, 2020

Viewing the world through the lens of intersectionality – a concept coined by Kimberle Crenshaw – shows us that some groups of people have privilege. The categories of those who have privilege include men, cis gender people, heterosexual people, white people, wealthy people and able-bodied people. Chances are you will belong to at least one […]

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The research behind the Autism & Homelessness Toolkit | Circa April 1, 2019

To mark the launch of the Autism & Homelessness toolkit, Dr Alasdair Churchard writes this blog explaining what led to him conducting research in this area. My interest in autism and homelessness comes from my experience of working with people experiencing homelessness, and research I have carried out as a clinical psychologist. Before becoming a […]

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Quack Exposed: Golden Sunrise Nutraceutical/ Pharmaceuticals | Fierce Autie

Golden Sunrise Nutraceutical Incorporation was founded in 2016 by Huu Tieu who is 58 years old. They claim their products were in development for 30 years. They produce “alternative herbal(botanical)” products by creating “gene rejuvenation. “ The Conditions Golden Sunrise Nutraceuticals Claim to Treat Alzheimers disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Autism  autoimmune disorders (which ones? All […]