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What Are You Going To Do About Your Celebrity Bully Problem, @AutismSpeaks? Autistic Mother of Autistic Kids Asking

I was already NOT a fan of @AutismSpeaks in 2008. I am a mother of Autistic kids. I am Autistic. William Shatner believes me to be ‘misguided’ about Autistic activism and, I suppose, raising my kids to be self-advocates, and making sure I state #AutisticAndProud so loudly the younger generation can find us and know […]

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Clovis Unified ‘ignored warning signs’, opened up special needs girl to sexual attacks

A new lawsuit claims Clovis Unified mishandled a sexual attack on a special needs teenager and opened her up for a second attack on the same campus. FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A new lawsuit claims Clovis Unified mishandled a sexual attack on a special needs teenager and opened her up for a second attack on […]

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Thank You For Helping To Break The Myth, Fresno

Wow, I’ve been getting an incredible amount of feedback from the information shared to help break the myth about suicide and Autistics, also our homelessness crisis. I just want to say thank you to all of you who took the time to read and are now helping to break the myth here in the Fresno-area […]

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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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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 […]