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Blog:Married: With Aspergers- The One True Way(tm) Of Being Autistic

Blog:Married: With Aspergers- The One True Way(tm) Of Being Autistic

Growing up autistic you get used to being told, “Don’t do that!” So what a relief when you get past all that, find other autistic folks, and finally get to be yourself! Am I right?

Except…

Sooner or later you run into the Autistic Behaviour Police. If you’ve spent any time online as an autistic person you have probably encountered them. Maybe you equivocated when asked about puzzle pieces. Maybe you showed ambivalence about

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Blog:Married: With Aspergers- An Open Letter To @Twitter — Protect Epileptic Users From Flashing GIFs

Blog:Married: With Aspergers- An Open Letter To @Twitter — Protect Epileptic Users From Flashing GIFs

A couple of weeks ago, on and around August 10th there was yet another long-running argument being conducted on Twitter between anti-vaccine supporters on the one hand and autistic advocates on the other.

You’re probably thinking, “So what?” These arguments go on almost constantly and what does it matter? Well, events this time transpired differently when one of the participants tweeted a strobing GIF to somebody who had earlier identified themselves as having photosensitive epilepsy.

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Blog:Married: With Aspergers- Don't Speak — Living With the Trauma of Emotional Abuse

Blog:Married: With Aspergers- Don't Speak — Living With the Trauma of Emotional Abuse

I thought I was free. I thought I could cope with limited contact, dealing with my ex occasionally. Trying to be amicable, even helpful. I was wrong. The same issues that caused me anxiety and fear before I left still happened. The blame, the criticism, the gaslighting. Trying to make me feel responsible for the situation she found herself in.

The worst part: it kind of worked. She knows my buttons all too well and

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Blog:Married: With Aspergers- Reblog: “Open letter to those who think autistic kids should not be allowed to disturb mainstream education settings” by Michelle Sutton

Blog:Married: With Aspergers- Reblog: “Open letter to those who think autistic kids should not be allowed to disturb mainstream education settings” by Michelle Sutton

Michelle Sutton has written an excellent summary here of the issue of including autistic kids in mainstream education, and why improving the school environment for autistic needs can benefit everyone. Definitely a must-read.

As usual I’m coming into the discussion “late”. The conversation about inclusion of autistic students in our nations classrooms has been at the forefront of all my social media feeds this week, and I’ve been sitting here, swinging between trying to take it

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Blog:Married: With Aspergers- Writing #Autistic Characters–An #ActuallyAutistic Perspective

Blog:Married: With Aspergers- Writing #Autistic Characters–An #ActuallyAutistic Perspective

Writing Autistics do ask us for our help and input listen to what we tell you respect us as unique individuals remember we have feelings give us subtle, complex motivations portray adults as well as children don’t ridicule our differences treat us as objects of pity assume our goal is to be like you use our behaviours as a running joke fall into lazy, outdated stereotyping expect praise just for mentioning us We need

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Blog:Married: With Aspergers- On the Red Dot – autism

Blog:Married: With Aspergers- On the Red Dot – autism

Dawn-joy Leong, accompanied as always by her darling Lucy, speaks eloquently about autism and acceptance on a TV programme broadcast last week in Singapore.

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Lucy and I were featured on Mediacorp’s Channel 5 – On the Red Dot – last week, 21 July 2017. The programme was about autism in Singapore.

The full programme is at the Toggle site – though I am told that people outside of Singapore may

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Blog:Married: With Aspergers- Perfect storm. #autism – by Sonia Boue (reblog)

Blog:Married: With Aspergers- Perfect storm. #autism – by Sonia Boue (reblog)

Historically I’ve not often reblogged posts by other writers — in fact it’s probably only about 3 times in all the years. And that’s because I wanted the focus of this blog to be me. But now, with the “rebranding” and relaunch as My Autistic Dance I feel I want to expand what I publish here to include links to other posts that are insightful and illuminating, and principally about autism, such as this one by

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Blog:Married: With Aspergers- Is There Anybody Out There? – Insecurity

When you’re autistic you get used to being let down, to having your hopes dashed. You start out believing what people tell you, taking their words at face value because you can’t judge accurately how sincere they are and aren’t often aware when something is only a social convention and not meant literally.

Growing up, we autistics initially presume that our relationships with others are reciprocated as strongly as we imagine them to be. It

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