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Blog:Unstrange Mind- But What About the Good ABA Therapists?

Blog:Unstrange Mind- But What About the Good ABA Therapists?

Image description: A hand-drawn bear of many textures is riding a tricycle. Above him are the letters ABA and below the letters, it says Abolish Bear Abuse. Below the bear, it says A bear will do ridiculously unnatural things for a handful of gummy humans … but that does not give you the right to make him do it. Available on t-shirts, stickers, tote bags, and more. Copyright Maxfield Sparrow

This week I ended up

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Blog:Unstrange Mind- The “With Autism” Series

Blog:Unstrange Mind- The “With Autism” Series

A friend showed me an article today: Study: Drivers With Autism Just As Good As Other Motorists. My friend joked that they needed a bumper sticker that said “Autism is my co-pilot” since they were clearly driving with autism (as opposed to driving while Autistic.)

[image description: a square white sticker that says autism is my co-pilot.  Available on Redbubble by clicking the image or clicking these words.]

A 2018 study found that “Drivers With

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Blog:Unstrange Mind- Barriers and Supports to Autistic Success

Blog:Unstrange Mind- Barriers and Supports to Autistic Success

[image description: Fermat the Wonder Cat, a mostly black cat with white on his paws, chest, and lower lip, reclines on the dashboard of a car, looking alertly out the window at ducks that we can’t see. Photo copyright 2018, Maxfield Sparrow]

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about success and failure, how they are measured, and what leads us to achieve our goals. Last week, I recorded a two-part casual chat about why I

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Blog:Unstrange Mind- In Praise of Dr. Paul K. Longmore

Blog:Unstrange Mind- In Praise of Dr. Paul K. Longmore

This is a re-post of an essay that originally appeared on Unstrange Mind November 10, 2015.

[image description: a photo of Dr. Paul K. Longmore. A white man with glasses, wearing a brown shirt with a collar. He has grey hair and a grey beard and mustache. His mouth is partially open as if speaking.]

I have many heroes, living and dead. These are people who are role models to me, people who have changed

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Blog:Unstrange Mind- Free Darius McCollum

Blog:Unstrange Mind- Free Darius McCollum

[image description: a photo of Darius McCollum. A bearded Black man with glasses wears a blue shirt with a transportation logo embroidered on the sleeve and a dark tie with a Day-Glo yellow and orange safety vest and holds a whistle in his mouth. He is in front of a sign that says do not enter – danger – keep out. The photo is from a 2016 New York Post article.]

Many of you have

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Blog:Unstrange Mind- Why Do So Many Autistic People Flap Our Hands?

Blog:Unstrange Mind- Why Do So Many Autistic People Flap Our Hands?

This is an edited re-posting of a blog post that originally appeared on June 9, 2014.

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[image description: rainbow colored hands in silhouette, upraised and reaching out with joy.]

The saying goes, “if you’ve met one Autistic person, you’ve met one Autistic person.” That was really hammered home for me today as I watched a short video in which an Autistic man explains why Autistic people flap our hands . . . . and

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Blog:Unstrange Mind- An Open Letter to Jon Stewart concerning #BoycottToSiri

Blog:Unstrange Mind- An Open Letter to Jon Stewart concerning #BoycottToSiri

[image description: a photo of Jon Stewart on set, head tilted back at an angle and hand to his chin, looking thoughtful.]

Dear Jon Stewart,

I am writing to you because you endorsed Judith Newman’s book, To Siri With Love, calling it, “a beautifully honest and illuminating love letter to Gus, your typical atypical nonneurotypical human.”

I admire your comedic style, Mr. Stewart,  particularly the way your compassion and humanity shine through your humor. When

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Blog:Unstrange Mind- Helping Professionals Need to Understand Circadian Disorders #N24Day

Blog:Unstrange Mind- Helping Professionals Need to Understand Circadian Disorders #N24Day

[image description: a classic black-and-white woodcut image of Alice climbing through the looking glass over the fireplace has been altered so that she is now climbing through an infinitely spiraling clock face. Overlaid on the image are the words: N24 Awareness Day 2017, N24Day.wordpress.com]

November 24th was N24 Awareness Day and in true N24 style, I missed getting this post out on time.

N24, or Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder, is a serious, incurable circadian rhythm disorder.

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Blog:Unstrange Mind- Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen Does Not Understand the Neurodiversity Paradigm

Blog:Unstrange Mind- Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen Does Not Understand the Neurodiversity Paradigm

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The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry published an editorial perspective by Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen in their June issue that is only now beginning to get some media coverage. In his essay, titled “Neurodiversity – a revolutionary concept for autism and psychiatry,” Dr. Baron-Cohen makes a solid case

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Blog:Unstrange Mind- Friendship, Support, and My Inner Circle

[image description: a transmasculine person smiles in front of the rainbow crosswalk painted for Pride Week in Houston’s Montrose neighborhood. Image © 2017, Max Sparrow]

I’m going through an intense and exciting time in my life.

Like most (all?) humans, I am greatly enriched by any and all support during this intense time of great change. And I am blessed to have so much support and so much love from others.

I want to talk

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