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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Rachael Winder - Very late diagnosed advocate

Posted: 52 minutes ago 

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Mum told at school she 'wasn’t very bright' gains post grad after autism diagnosis aged 40 A mum who was told by teachers she “wasn’t very bright” has gained a post graduate diploma and become an “accidental influencer” on TikTok where she has 40K followers after being diagnosed with autism and ADH...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Judith Durham, Australia's folk music icon, dies at 79

Posted: Yesterday, 2:41 pm 

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Judith Durham, Australia’s folk music icon who achieved global fame as the lead singer of The Seekers, has died udith Durham, Australia's folk music icon who achieved global fame as the lead singer of The Seekers, has died. She was 79. Durham died in Alfred Hospital in Melbourne on Friday night aft...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: Yesterday, 10:11 am 

Replies: 33
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Language policing is more often than not is being insensitive. I think it's needs to be done right. There is an art to doing it. Quite clearly ramming it down people's throats using the legal system isn't working. Individualistic societies are where people don't like the government telling them wha...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Young Justice: Phantoms critisized

Posted: Yesterday, 9:43 am 

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Young Justice: Phantoms Has a Major Problem With Its Autism Awareness Arc The show is on HBO Max Young Justice: Phantoms has offered viewers some mature story arcs, evolving the series past superheroes and villains. It leaned into Halo pondering the Islamic faith after possessing Gabrielle's body, ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Book about the experiences of an Autistic Black man

Posted: Yesterday, 9:26 am 

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Autism influencer Jeremiah Josey releases a new book about his experience as a Black man with autism. Autism influencer Jeremiah Josey’s new book, Here’s What I Want You to Know 2 brings the autistic perspective to the BLM movement with heart and passion. In simple and powerful terms, Jeremiah open...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Non white Autistics fall through the cracks

Posted: Yesterday, 9:16 am 

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Falling through the cracks: Autistic people of color fight for services Kayden Byard could never quite place what made him different. Byard grew up unsure of where he fit. The first psychologist he sought out was unhelpful. The doctor brought out an old copy of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Why businesses are hiring autistic people

Posted: Yesterday, 9:08 am 

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The autism advantage - why businesses are hiring autistic people - Sydney Morning Herald When Chris Varney was in Year 2 he presented his teacher with an incredibly detailed visual chart of the royal families of Europe from the 14th to the 19th century. “I just felt I had found a new way of seeing ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: Yesterday, 3:28 am 

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Actually it's worked with the n-word. I would like to see the r-word treated with the same revulsion. I have not noticed racism going down. All that has changed is that people use the code words for the word instead of the word. . it's a first step though. I know many people will compare this to Or...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Neurodivergence and the fire service

Posted: Yesterday, 3:18 am 

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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: Yesterday, 3:15 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 483


Actually it's worked with the n-word. I would like to see the r-word treated with the same revulsion. I have not noticed racism going down. All that has changed is that people use the code words for the word instead of the word. Nobody want autism used as a slur either. Least of all me. I don't thi...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: Yesterday, 2:45 am 

Replies: 33
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So while you are focused on autism rights (and you are perfectly entitled to do so) don't forget to most NTs everyone who is disabled is lumped into the same bucket. Spending all this time and effort to ban words has backfired. Bullying, racism, and all these things people for these bannings and la...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 3:00 pm 

Replies: 33
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It's not enabling bullies at all. Bullies aren't going around thinking: "Yes, I've won because that word can't be used anymore!" They'd probably be more upset about no longer being able to use it without people recognizing their bigoted beliefs. You are right in that bullies are not think...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 12:30 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 483


How long until intellectual disability is dropped because it becomes an insult?. What is happening here is that we are letting bullies define language for us. This really rubs me the wrong way. It is never going to end unless we put a stop to it. It can be done. “Queer” was a slur that is a descrip...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 11:37 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 483


How long until intellectual disability is dropped because it becomes an insult?. What is happening here is that we are letting bullies define language for us. This really rubs me the wrong way. It is never going to end unless we put a stop to it. It can be done. “Queer” was a slur that is a descrip...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: New York cancels use of "mentally retarded" as official term

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 9:44 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 483


If a word used as a diagnosis becomes scientifically inaccurate I have no objection to changing the term. “Mental Retardation” if used literally is not less accurate then “Intellectual Disability”. “Manic Depression” is more accurate then bi polar which sounds like a meteorological term. First it wa...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Emergence of a Deadly Coronavirus

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 7:56 am 

Replies: 8,090
Views: 171,350


‘The next public health disaster in the making’: Studies offer new pieces of long Covid puzzle There’s no test for long Covid. There’s no specific drug to take or exercises to do to ease its symptoms. There isn’t a consensus on what long Covid symptoms are, and some doctors even doubt that it’s rea...
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