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autism acceptance

  1. Jenisautistic

    I am so grateful and blessed

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to state that I am very happy in my new program within the ARC. We are learning job skills and doing volunteering and internships. I feel so happy and blessed to be a part of it
  2. Liam's blessing

    I am new here!

    Hello, I am new here and it looks like a great conversation! I do have some questions! My son is 9 years old and has been diagnosed with autism since he was 2 years old. He is still nonverbal but he's the smartest, happiest little boy. I look forward to meeting you guys. Thanks! Carmen.
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    update on my situation, bupropion vs ritalin and working at a hospital?

    Hi guys its been a while since my first post (you could check my profile for my rejection @ casino haha). Anyway I managed to finish my internship and have increased my dosage of Ritalin to 50mg. I have went to a follow up and has been advised to switch from bupropion to Ritalin. However, I...
  4. S

    Does anyone want to be my friend?

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone on AF would like to be my friend! We can start conversations and chat together. Kindly please 'follow' my profile and I will do the same! Regards, SRSAutistic
  5. S

    Making NT Friends

    Kindly please reply to this thread. I know that this post is long, but it is important. I have a hard time making NT friends. This is my story of trying to make friends in middle school (intermediate school) and high school (secondary school). In middle school, when I tried to make friends, I...
  6. S

    Did you have an IEP/ILP in school?

    Please reply to this thread. I am from the US. In the US, the special education services are known as an IEP. In the UK, the special education services are known as an ILP. As I am a high-functioning autistic, I had an IEP from preschool to high school. An IEP is given for students who have a...
  7. fern_77

    My School's Acknowledgment of Autism Acceptance Month

    a few weeks ago i sent an email to my school's assistant principal asking if we could wear red on april first for autism acceptance month. three days ago the principal sent an email that can be seen below. today i am wearing a red and black plaid dress for autism acceptance month, and lots of...
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    Re-defining Diagnostic Criteria for Autism?

    I'm hearing rumors that the people in charge are seeking to actually re-define the diagnostic criteria for Autism in the DSM-5. For awhile now, I've heard people saying that Autism is being "over-diagnosed" and that level-1 Autistic people aren't really Autistic. I've considered this to be the...
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    Autistic Enclaves?

    One thing I keep thinking about is forming in-the-flesh enclaves were we can stick together in a physical community. I know there are a lot of issues with that, like the fact that we don't agree on things, and the fact that a lot of us probably don't have the money to move anywhere, let alone to...
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    Autism Advocacy and the indirect approach

    I sometimes listen to a podcast by retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink, whom I realize might be a controversial figure, he has said some controversial things in the past. However one thing he has emphasized since I started listening to him, is the indirect approach, advancing on things indirectly...
  11. Jenisautistic

    Hi everyone

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    Catholic prayer request: the artist behind “An Appeal to Heaven”

    Brothers and sisters in Christ, @Gerontius and other Catholics on here; I have a prayer request for you all. As most of you know, I’m working on a comic series called An Appeal to Heaven, that I’m hoping will promote Autism Awareness and Autism Acceptance among Catholics. The artist I am hiring...
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    Why is it hard to get people’s attention?

    I know someone said that people in general, simply aren’t interested in talking about Autism; but I’ve been trying to reach out to people and I’m having a real hard time getting anyone to dialogue with me. Does anyone know anyway to provoke a response? I know @Gerontius said telling a story...
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    On the ongoing conversion of Autism Speaks

    So I just found out last night that Autism Speaks announced that they have stopped looking for a cure back in 2016. (Which happens to be the same year I reverted and, unfortunately and perhaps ironically, failed to accept myself as Autistic for a few years.) However the reasons they give as to...
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    Are we vital to society?

    Several people have said it, even Hans Asperger, though he also said something along the lines of “though unfortunately, the ills outweigh the benefits,” whatever that means. Is our existence important for society’s wellbeing? I do not doubt that we can contribute a lot to society, and probably...
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    Fellow-Catholics, and those who pray the Rosary

    As I’ve mentioned before, I’m planning on starting a Rosary Novena for Autism Awareness for the upcoming Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. (October 7th) Please DM me if you’re up to that and I’ll go over the prayer intentions I have in mind; the Novena starts on September 29th. The Rosary is a...
  17. ABA Under The Microscope: Part 1: Introduction

    ABA Under The Microscope: Part 1: Introduction

    *Trigger Warning!* As my planned Novena to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary for Autism Awareness and many other Autistic issues approaches, I have been considering adding an ending of ABA Treatment to the list of petitions in this Rosary Novena. But before I do, I want to take a closer look at ABA...
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    Autistic Girl Autumn Campaign

    I mentioned before the meme Autistic Girl Autumn, and my plans to use it to promote Autism Awareness and the like. I really I think this a great opportunity, and so, I’m posting this thread to encourage everyone else to join and take advantage as well and see if you can come up with ways to...
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    What forms of Autism were re-defined as ASD-1?

    The more I think about it, the more I realize that the re-definition itself, of Aspergers and other forms of Autism as “ASD-1,” is actually worse, than the confusion it causes. Even if one is opposed to Autism Acceptance, this re-definition is wrong because by viewing us purely from what’s wrong...
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    Apps for movie-making

    I plan on making YouTube videos as part of my Autism Advocacy, what kind of apps would you recommend? All of my laptops are down, and I only have my iPad and iPhone, so I can only use apps for this.
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