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Moving on to Acceptance

I’ve spent a few days highlighting the problems with autism awareness campaigns by sharing memes on my Facebook page. For the sake of continuity, I’ll share them at the bottom of this post as well.
Now, that more people are aware that autism awareness campaigns tend to do more harm than good, I would like to focus on acceptance.

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I said NO!

I have an exam on Thursday, but I’m struggling to concentrate because I’m experiencing an issue with someone who seems unwilling to respect basic boundaries.
I’m going to summarise what has happened to date. I’m doing this, in a public post on my site, because I’m starting to feel as though my perception of reality is being distorted.

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Assessing Autism Organisations

A question that people seem to ask a lot is “Is this a good autism organisation?” This seems to happen after after realising that some autism organisations are problematic. This post is not going to mention any specific organisation. Rather, I intend to outline some of the things that I consider to figure out whether an autism organisation is problematic.

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Which way is up?

[CN: Reference to drowning, depression]
I wrote this a few months ago. I didn’t share it then because I wasn’t in the right head space to do so. So, I’ve decided to share this post in the hopes that people who experience similar feelings of nothingness get to know that they’re not alone.