Tag Archives: Autism

Being an Overcritical Aspie: A Blast from a Christmas Past

I am reading a book on relationships for aspies, and like this from the section “Being overcritical.” When I was younger I tended to micro-analyze anything and everything. I took this to such an extreme that I could not watch … Continue reading

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Some Autism Posts I Like

I ran across a series of posts addressing life as an autistic and thought I would share: Squidids ActuallyAutistic Posts h/t @JusitnEsarey @WilHMoo

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It was a good day

This morning I went to see The Lego Movie, and really enjoyed it.  Even better, a group of special needs kids were in the audience as well, and afterward I heard an echolalia coming my way, and it came from a … Continue reading

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A Noteworthy Rift in the Autism Advocacy Communities

John Elder Robison, an autism advocate, publicly resigned yesterday from the research advocacy group, Autism Speaks.  You can read his open letter here, and I want to use it as an opportunity to draw attention to an important distinction not … Continue reading

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Flirting and Other Social Advice for Aspies

The Atlantic has a reasonable piece on aspie dating.  What I found most interesting is that I learned about the PEERS Center at UCLA, and Autism Talk TV (ATTV). The UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills … Continue reading

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Online Autism Therapy to Strengthen Neural Mapping?

For US $59 per month you can subscribe to the lite version of a new online therapy offered by Mendability.com.  The therapy is apparently the protocol used in a recently published article in Behavioral Neuroscience by Woo & Leon titled … Continue reading

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PBS Documentary “Neurotypical”

PBS has a new documentary that is intriguing.  It debuted on Mon night, but you can apparently watch it online through 28 August here.  The Trailer is here, and the description of the film is here. Neurotypical is a rare film … Continue reading

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An Autistic Character on “The Bridge”

I just started watching “The Bridge.”  I missed the first episode, so picked it up on episode two, and I am little more than half way into the episode.  I had read nothing about it, but noticed pretty quickly that … Continue reading

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Why is Autism Rising?

The answer is deceptively simple: because the reproductive chances of a person “on the spectrum” have changed.  In other words, the (small) proportion (or incidence rate) of autistic human beings  has grown, and will continue to grow.  The primary conjectures … Continue reading

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My Autism Score

I do not know why it took me so many years to fall out of the tree and consider the possibility that I have a score above the Asperger’s  Syndrome (now collapsed into autism) threshold.  But in the spring or … Continue reading

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