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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

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The Way to Make a Best Friend is through 400 Games of Go Fish

Press play to hear an audio version of the post Hello folks. I thought today I would tell you the story about how my best friend and I came to be the dynamic duo that we are. I would love to tell you that the tale is full of adventure, mystery and maybe a dragon or two,… Continue reading The Way to Make a Best Friend is through 400 Games of Go Fish