Day: June 22, 2018

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “The gloves, the mask, it's a whole production.”

Blog:The Unabashed Autist- “The gloves, the mask, it's a whole production.”

I had an interesting conversation with M, recently.  He wanted to understand why I was disappointed when a stranger figured out I’m autistic after dining with us.  He suggested I may be ashamed of being autistic.  I thought about it and attempted to explain the concept of masking.  It’s not about shame; it’s pragmatism.

The ability to mask my autism from strangers is a skill I’ve honed over the course of my life. 

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Bellanaija.com: Nominate an Underprivileged Teenager Living with Autism in Nigeria for 'Open Your Heart' Day Camp 2018

Bellanaija.com: Nominate an Underprivileged Teenager Living with Autism in Nigeria for 'Open Your Heart' Day Camp 2018

Do you know an underprivileged teenager living with autism in Nigeria?

If yes, it’s time to nominate them for the annual empowerment programne, Open Your Heart Camp.

At BellaNaija, we make it a mission to be actively involved in campaigning for the inclusion of children with disabilities and special needs,

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Video:Agony Autie- Sensory Overload & Why Stim Dancing Helps | AGONY AUTIE LIVE

Video:Agony Autie- Sensory Overload & Why Stim Dancing Helps | AGONY AUTIE LIVE

FACEBOOK LIVE RECORDING | Today I talk about sensory overload, fatigue, stimming and stim-dancing. I also talk about emotions and Frank my 6 year old son says hi towards the end. Not all parts of this video will be appropriate for all ages, recommended viewing 14 +

We also have lots of exciting things going on with Agony Autie – but I’m struggling to do them today due to being autistic and overloaded.

Please consider supporting our efforts with Agony Autie at www.patreon.com/agonyautie

or www.gofundme.com/agonyautie

#autistic #sensoryprocessing #acutallyautistic #agonyautie

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Msn.com: The Popcorn Company That's Creating Jobs for Adults With Autism

Msn.com: The Popcorn Company That's Creating Jobs for Adults With Autism

© iStock The Popcorn Company That’s Creating Jobs for Adults With Autism

A New Jersey-based gourmet popcorn company is dedicating its profits to creating new employment “popportunities” for adults on the autism spectrum, A Plus reports.

Popcorn for the People, founded by Rutgers University professor Dr. Barbie Zimmerman-Bier and her

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News-medical.net: Massive analysis of genomes reveals insights into genetic overlap among psychiatric diseases

News-medical.net: Massive analysis of genomes reveals insights into genetic overlap among psychiatric diseases

June 21, 2018

A massive undertaking by the Brainstorm Consortium to analyze the genomes of nearly 900,000 people has revealed important insights into the genetic overlap among some psychiatric diseases, as well as among personality traits. Here, Verneri Anttila and colleagues sought to explore the genetic underpinning of 25 brain

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