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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