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Why You Should Care About Dinosaurs

Press play to hear an audio version of the post Hello folks! Today's topic of choice is special interests, namely what they are, what mine are, and how they differ from casual hobbies. Let's get started! It's no secret that my biggest special interest is dinosaurs. I'm an absolute sucker for a hadrosaur. One of… Continue reading Why You Should Care About Dinosaurs

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Mindfulness Doesn’t Help With Bear Attacks

Press Play to Hear an Audio Version of the Post Hello folks. Let me start off by saying that I know this post will be a little controversial, as I know how strongly some people feel about the topic we are talking about today. The topic? Mindfulness. Before I say anything, I want to acknowledge… Continue reading Mindfulness Doesn’t Help With Bear Attacks

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Germany Made Me Gay

Press play to hear an audio version of the post Hello folks! I thought a nice wholesome topic for this post would be my coming out! I promise that my ASD is relevant to the story, and I think it also raises some interesting ideas about how autism and sexual orientation are intertwined. When I… Continue reading Germany Made Me Gay

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I Think Hermione Is Autistic

Press Play to Hear an Audio Version of the Post Hello folks! One topic that I have been wondering whether or not to write about is representation in media: autistic representation that is. It is quite a tricky topic due to conflicting ideas about what autism is, and so I have largely ignored it. However,… Continue reading I Think Hermione Is Autistic

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The Time I Almost Joined a Cult

Press Play to Hear an Audio Version of the Post Hello folks! Today’s post is a nice mix of amusing stories and important safety concerns. The theme is how communication impairments and perhaps a general lack of ‘theory of mind’ skill can provide interesting scenarios, as well as actual danger. To start, I want to… Continue reading The Time I Almost Joined a Cult

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Should We Cure Autism? Correct Answer: No

Press play to listen to an audio recording of the post Hello folks. Today I thought we’d talk about something slightly controversial. Should we cure autism? Well, some people would say a resounding yes and some would say a horrified no. The main argument comes down to whether autism is “bad” and is something that… Continue reading Should We Cure Autism? Correct Answer: No

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Stereotypes, Extinctions and How to Annoy Anti-Vaxxers

Press play for an audio version of the post Hello folks! In this post I want to address the 3 most common misconceptions/stereotypes that I have heard over my years of existing. They are: autistic people lack empathy; autism only occurs in children and vaccines cause autism. The tl;dr would be: these are all not… Continue reading Stereotypes, Extinctions and How to Annoy Anti-Vaxxers