#StopSpectrum10K | RoundUp: From Problematic Simon Baron-Cohen To An October UK #BoycottSpectrum10K Protest | Circa September 5, 2021

#StopSpectrum10k https://twitter.com/boycottspect10k/status/1434482954701615110?s=21 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2021 AT 4 AM PDT – 8 AM PDT Boycott Spectrum 10k Event by Autistic Inclusive Meets Community Group AIM and Jodie Isitt Autism Research Centre Duration: 4 hr   · Anyone on or off Facebook We are protesting the Spectrum 10k study outside the Autism Research Centre on the 29th of October from 12-4 …

#StopSpectrum10K | Collective joint statement from Autistic people on Spectrum 10k | Emergent Divergence September 2021

To read the full statement (with images) and sign, please click here. Joint statement from Autistic community members, academics, representatives of advocacy organisations, and allies about grave concerns regarding the Spectrum 10K study announced Tuesday 24th August 2021 BACKGROUND: On the 24th of August 2021 with a blaze of obviously well-planned publicity, the Spectrum 10k (S10K) research project …

Happy Autistic Pride Day! #LightItUpGold

Autistic Pride | http://www.AspiesForFreedom.org Happy Autistic Pride Day! #LightItUpGold! Aspies For Freedom (AFF) was founded in 2004 by Amy and Gwen Nelson, and established June 18 as Autistic Pride Day starting in 2005. Autistic Pride Day was first celebrated in 2005 by Aspies For Freedom (AFF), who selected June 18 because it was the birthday of the youngest member of the group at …

Archived | e-Speaks: Toys”R”Us; Corporate Partners; Autism Speaks 400; Haircuts | Circa May 29, 2009 #NotAnAutisticAlly

Note: Links are original and probably no longer work. e-Speaks || May 29, 2009 Toys"R"Us, Inc. Raises More than $1.9 Million The Toys"R"Us, Inc. 2009 nationwide fundraising campaign to benefit Autism Speaks raised more than $1.9 million and marked the first time in the partnership's three-year history that the company's Babies"R"Us stores participated in the …

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, …

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 …

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 …