Un-Boxed Brain

Awareness cannot lead to acceptance

It seems that every time that an Autistic person says “I don’t want your awareness“, someone else comes along and says that without awareness, we’ll never gain acceptance. That is such a ridiculous argument. It wouldn’t be ridiculous if autism awareness campaigns spent time focusing on making society aware of what can be done to …

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Tomorrow

[CN: Early detection; early intervention] I read this last night. Australia’s first autism biobank officially opens tomorrow. If I wasn’t so overwhelmingly sad, this would make me angry, but it just makes me sad. From the article: “Nearly 5,000 samples of blood, hair and urine, taken from autistic children, their parents and a control group, …

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Dear Grammar Police

I generally try and refrain from cursing in my blog posts. But, for Grammar Police, I have two words: F*ck Off! If you’re a teacher or an academic, who is responsible for correcting your students’ grammar and spelling, by all means, go right ahead and do that. When you encounter someone on the Internet who …

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April is coming

Originally published on Respectfully Connected I read this from 30 days of Autism today, and I related to it so deeply. As an Autistic parent of an Autistic child, I would love to be able to shield my child from this aspect of our lives, but if I did, then I would be doing him a …

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