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April: Neurodiversity Blog Link Up Details

Last year for April, to counteract the yucky awareness-related information avalanche, I compiled an A-Z series of neurodiversity-related posts. You can read those posts here. I thoroughly enjoyed compiling that series, and I was considering redoing it this year. But, after giving it some more thought, I’ve decided to do something different: A neurodiversity blog…

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Why? is the Reason

When I was a child, I would hear a lot of things like this: “Stop being so precocious” or “You’re being a know-it-all. People don’t like it when people are like that.” Now that I’m older, I hear a lot of things like this: “Stop being so high and mighty” and “You think you’re better than everyone else”.

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What they don’t tell you…

You’ve probably seen this quote on various images:

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

Recently, I created my own image with that quote on it. I needed to remind me that the people who mind who I am don’t matter.

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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.