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And we're off! #TNGSunNight
They say, once you cross the Rubicon, you never cross back... #TNGSunNight
*Almost* identical ;) #TNGSunNight
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One of the things we aren’t taught in a lot of detail in psych training is how things can manifest when there is both autism and ADHD present in adults (evidence suggests this is a significant % of ND people). I’ve learnt much more from AuDHDers who talk / write about it……1/2
even then the experiences of different AuDHDers re: which bits of the autistic and ADHD brain tussle, or how diff situations make one more prominent than other, is all quite fascinating.

I won’t get started on the futility of 3 waiting lists in some places for Assmt of both 2/2
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Oh, my sweet young girl. How my heart breaks for you. How I wish we had a better world for you. How I wish you knew your #ActuallyAutistic tribe wanted to care for you. How I have been close to where you went. I'm so sorry Caitlyn Scott-Lee.…
And my heartbreak can coincide with my rage, so fuck it, I'll say it. Suicide is the biggest killer of #ActuallyAutistic people without intellectual disabilities behind heart disease. We haven't done enough to save these youth. Her blood is on our hands.…
I'm gonna uncork even more: Caitlyn Scott-Lee's death is an example of what happens when we tell #ActuallyAutistic people's worth to their intelligence and their ability to accomplish. She feared her infractions would kill her hopes and dreams.…
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We talk a lot about paper mirrors in fiction, but there's also a very specific and reflexive joy that comes with finding them in autistic academia.
(I'm working on a thesis section about the impact of the Internet on Autistic organizing and currently citing an article on #ActuallyAutistic Twitter that's just spot fucking on in every way that matters.)
(This project switched from primarily oral history to primarily research pretty late in the game, and it's been nice to have a frantic scramble punctuated by a lot of moments of #AutisticJoy)
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This video is about the current bullying I’m experiencing and other Autistic people are experiencing from a 50+ year old woman called Connie Manning from Langley, BC, Canada. Her Twitter is @buggbabe and she runs a Facebook page called Autism Spectrum Disorder. I’ll include proof……
Link to a thread with screenshots of all that’s happened to @NeuroRebel , me and other Autistic people over the years
Just found out Connie Manning has a new account to target another Autistic person. It’s @EDalmayne1 …. Please report the account and the @buggbabe account. #WeSeeYouConnie #HiConnie #ConnieManning #Autism #autistic #ActuallyAutistic
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People keep saying they don’t know why others aren’t wearing masks, but I do.

Neurotypical brains are designed to think about the short term. They might care about the pandemic for a while, but they physically can’t keep doing it. 🧵

Autistic brains are designed to care. We can’t help but care. Even though we might be lonely and depressed and desperately want to socialize, we see the bigger picture over our own needs.
Neurotypical brains are designed to prioritize their own needs. That’s why so many of them are in denial about the pandemic in order to function. They need to perform socialization.
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What causes autism (and is this really what we should be focussing on)?🪡

*𝘏𝘪𝘯𝘵: 𝘐𝘵'𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘶𝘵 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘢*

#ActuallyAutistic #Autistic
A substantial focus of autism research has been on its causes rather than ways to improve our lives.

However, as some have theorised 'gut bacteria' to be a cause, I think it may be useful to share what research has found.
The causes of autism are not properly understood, but strong evidence points to genetics. Additional, inconsistent, and limited research suggests environmental and neurological factors may also play a role.
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I’m confused… because I see parents label themselves as “autism mom” and I get offended by a neurotypical person using their child’s diagnosis as an identity.
Our diagnosis isn’t neurotypical peoples identity.
#autism #autistic #ActuallyAutistic #AutismAcceptance
When you use a disability or condition as your identity that you do NOT have it’s called identity appropriation.
Parents calling themselves “Autism Mum” “Autism dad” “Autism parent” is offensive and harmful As they’re using their child’s Autism diagnosis as their own identity when they have no right to. What if the child doesn’t want people to know they’re Autistic? They’re outing their……
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“Not the community I know & love”… yeah that’s because you speak over Autistic people and silence us and block us for speaking out… so your “community” is an echo chamber of mostly others who ignore Autistic people on this. #ActuallyAutistic #allautistics #autism… Image
I don’t understand why ANYONE wants to be associated with the puzzle piece symbol considering the organisation that uses it partnered and supported the JRC that straps ELECTRIC SHOCK DEVICES to Autistic people. It’s stronger than a taser and designed to hurt. ImageImage
Autistic people DIED at The JRC, they were tortured.
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Yes… this disgusting comment was on a post about an Autistic girls poem. Are people really this uneducated and ignorant about Autism? Especially Autistic girls?
Link to the post…

#autism #autistic #AutismAcceptanceMonth #AutismAcceptance… This child has been fed thi...
This was the poem. ImageImageImageImage
this is just a poem describing some of what she goes through. It doesn't explain every single thing she experiences and struggles with.
Do people not actually know how hard it is to get diagnosed as autistic?
How thorough and long and intense the ASD diagnostic testing is?
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Mikähän helvetti siinä on, että valistuneisto ymmärtää päälle puhumisen ongelman muiden vähemmistöjen kohdalla, mutta ei autistien.

Viittaan siihen, kun sanon, ettei allisti ole pätevä arvioimaan, avartaako #kirjolla onnistuneesti autistin näkökulmaa.
Niin eiköhän sitten ole twiitin alla viiskymmentä allistia kertomassa, että he ovat kylläkin ERI MIELTÄ.
Jos Afrikan alkuperäiskansoista tehtäisiin seurantareality, niin millä ihmeen pätevyydellä sinä länsimaisena valkoisena ihmisenä kuvittelisit voivasi väittää vastaan, jos isompikin joukko Afrikan alkuperäiskansoihin kuuluvia ihmisiä sanoisi, ettei sarja ollut erityisen onnistunut
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Only 1-4% of Autism Speaks' budget actually goes to autistic people and their families for support (they are more interested in trying to prevent us from existing).

Meanwhile, their executives make ENORMOUS salaries, some at more than $600k a year.

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So, Fטck Autism Speaks.

They don't speak for me.

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Tää saattaa tulla joillekin järkytyksenä, mutta:

Jos et ole autisti, sinulla ei ole pätevyyttä arvioida, onko #kirjolla-sarja tehty hyvin, parantaako se ymmärrystä autismista tai tuoko se autistien näkökulmaa esille.
Se että pidit sarjasta, ei tarkoita että se olisi hyvin tehty, tai että se parantaisi ymmärrystä autismista.

Sitä se nimittäin ei tee.

#kirjolla-sarja ei ole tehty autistinäkökulmasta, vaan allistien viihdyttämisen ehdoilla allistilinssien läpi. Jälleen kerran.
Sarjasta saa toki pitää, ei sillä. Onhan se varmaan hyvää viihdettä ihmisille, jotka voivat tuntea iloa omasta suvaitsevaisuudestaan, kun tykkäävät näistä harmittomista ja hassuista pikku olioista, joutumatta reflektoimaan omaa neurotyypilliskeskeistä ableismiaan. #kirjolla
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I celebrate Autism Acceptance Month because most people are already aware of autism, but they don’t accept autism and people who are autistic like me. Happy #AutismAcceptanceMonth to all my fellow autistics! #Autism #ActuallyAutistic 🧵1/3
Remember non-autistics: don’t support A$ (Autism Speaks) and the puzzle piece and light it up blue because they are triggering to me and other autistic people. #AutismAcceptanceMonth #autism #ActuallyAutistic 2/3
Please wear #redinstead and support organizations run by autistic people like @awnnetwork_ and use the infinity symbol ♾️ #AutismAcceptanceMonth #autism #ActuallyAutistic 3/3
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I’m Lyric, late identified Autistic adult.

I’m also nonbinary and my pronouns are they/them. Please don’t “she” me.

This month, Autism Month, I’m going to be debunking some of the Autism myths I encounter online and in the real world. So, let’s go!
First myth: “Autism ends at 18” or we “grow out” of being Autistic. 👎

Reality: Autistic adults exist, though often our struggles become less pronounced as we mature and learn skills that help us to cope in the world.

Myth 2: “Autism is most common in boys” 🚫
Reality: Boys have been disproportionately represented, often ignoring people of other genders.

Social pressure is often greater for women and AFAB people and boys are often given a pass (boys will be boys) for things girls could never get away with.
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I went for an osteopathy treatment to impress the masseuse by how incredibly complicated my body is (definitely not intentional).

After seeing the complication he exclaimed “what an interesting body…!”… Well, I’m flattered? 👀

◦ my sympathetic nervous system is always dominant even during sleep so muscles never have a chance to rest, no much oxidisation going on and I’m stiff from the morning.

◦ front side of left leg and back side of right leg are strong and muscular. Body completely twisted.
◦ the correct way of walking is from the heel, to the pinky toe then kick with big toe. My pelvis is curled inward but I walk on the outside of the feet so the knees are twisted and hurt.

◦ my toe stand while sitting contracts the quadriceps and clogs the lymphatic system.
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I have recently been told that I should not say I am autistic like I am labelling and discriminating myself so let me make some personal statements for the #AutismAcceptanceWeek 🤝🏽❤️‍🩹
❤️‍🩹 Since childhood, understanding myself was almost impossible. I felt like and I was treated like a cryptid the whole time in the society. Discovering autism for myself was the best thing that happened to me for the advancement of understanding of myself.

❤️‍🩹 For long I’ve seen people who struggled to find their purpose of life. Having found my special interest i.e. “purpose of life” was the most blissful thing I could ever asked for in life. I would like to thank autism for burning my passion for certain things.

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Please block the account quote tweeted. What they’ve said is an outright lie. They have a grudge because some of us blocked them for being Transphobic and misgendering someone after REPEATEDLY being told. Also they were blocked by multiple people because of how they treated an……
They’re trying to accuse me of being a scammer and trying to get my local social services to section me into hospital. Bare in mind that many Autistic people who get sectioned into hospital end up DYING. I am not unwell enough to go into hospital and nor do I have paranoia. If I…… Image
This bully GhostlyHo is very dangerous and is trying to get me sectioned into hospital and convince my care team that I’m a scammer, paranoid and unwell 🙄 everyone on the #ActuallyAutistic tag please block for your own safety. If any of you watch the Channel 4 Dispatched……
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Reminder as Autism Acceptance/ Awareness Month/week/day approaches. Please share this around. I’ve added some links that can be educational to those that don’t understand about Autism Speaks and the Puzzle Piece symbol and ABA Therapy and why they are harmful and offensive to the……
There’s rumours being spread by the Anti-Neurodiversity bullies online trying to silence Autistic people and our voices by trying to convince people that everyone who uses the ActuallyAutistic tag is self-diagnosed, faking being autistic or “fauxtistic” as……
So here goes for the following written information…. Just because you haven’t heard about any of this... doesn’t make it not true. And just because you like “x,y and z”and you’re autistic or a parent of an autistic person... it doesn’t make the following not true. Please don’t……
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Ok. So I gathered my thoughts because I didn’t want to mouth off. On one end, this is good because it means #ActuallyAutistic Black and Latino kids are getting diagnosed. On the other end, I worry this will lead to autism being stigmatized and therefore kids won’t get services
Autism has historically been seen as a condition that affects upper-class white folks. Leo Kanner in his first study of autism featured nine WASP families and two Jewish families. All of them had elite parents. Well, guess who could afford to send their kids to be observed?
Of course autism services weren’t a cakewalk for white folks. One study showed that upper middle class people benefited the most from Medicaid home and community based services waivers because they wouldn’t have access to those services otherwise
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Things need to change. We need services to start realising Autistic people need support. And being “high functioning” shouldn’t be a reason to deny an Autistic person support they need. Social services judgements on Autistic people are KILLING US. They believe if you’re……
Link to research about Autism and su*cide…
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I thought I'd live tweet my thoughts on Christine McGuiness: Unmasking My Autism.

#UnmaskingMyAutism #ActuallyAutistic #WomensHistoryMonth #Girls #GenderMinorities
Its living in conflict [hiding herself].

I totally get this as a trans Autistic ADHDer with chronic issues. I'm exciting to see what the programme brings and what Christine shares.
I understand myself more after diagnosis.

She is hyper sensitive with noise and smells like me! I also assumed i was like other people with my sensory experiences.
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🧵Common warning signs of autistic burnout:

Either that it's coming soon, or that you’re in it.

People in burnout may experience some of these, but probably never all of them.

#AutisticBurnout #ActuallyAutistic #Neurodiversity #AutisticTwitter #AuDHD
Also, all comparisons (more, increased, longer, etc) are using YOUR personal best functional time in life as a baseline. This is not a comparison to others, this is a comparison to you alone.

In no particular order:
Low energy.


Sleep disruptions, lack of sleep, or sleeping all the time without feeling rested.
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I want to make this clear. I am Diagnosed as Autistic. I have a diagnosis. I was diagnosed professionally by a professional. I don’t appreciate certain people *cough* Connie Manning accusing me of not being Autistic. It took me a long time to process and accept my diagnosis.……
Any follower from her account she created to target Neurodivergent Rebel and other Autistic people…. I’ve blocked for my own safety as Connie Manning clearly needs professional help as she’s been on a 3 year long harassment campaign targeting and bullying…
If anyone wants to see the extents this woman goes to in order to harass and target Autistic people then here’s a thread with proof. She’s OBSESSED with trying to target and destroy Neurodivergent Rebel and she targets anyone who uses the hashtags #ActuallyAutistic
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