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Could we have a thread of #Autistic coded or canon characters who save the day by the sheer power of their pattern recognition?
Anne of Greene Gables
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Long 🧵about this ⬇️and about #Autism. Something too many charities, activists & celebrities have been quick to ignore in favour of promoting the 'if they say they are, they are' narrative. It really isn't that simple. @genspect @BayswaterSG @Glinner @LuxuryMoon @RooneyRachel 1/
Many detransitioners realised that autism may explain their gender dysphoria. 2021 research by Elie Vandenbussche showed 54% of detransitioners have at least 3 co-morbid conditions with the 3 biggest: Depression, Anxiety Disorders & PTSD. 20% had an ASD Dx & 28% suspected.
ASD detransitioner Elizabeth Hawker suggested 'we are witnessing a new wave of common misdiagnosis of #Autisticgirls emerging; Gender Dysphoria' Tony Attwood says 'many girls...with Asperger's Syndrome have they think they have a male rather than female brain' 3/
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I had no intention of speaking about this on here, but seeing as as I'm still getting attacked by GC trolls over stuff I said - NOT about individuals - in 2020 here it is.
It was NOT a TRA who reported me, it was a GC woman. How do I know? Because she used information I had……
She asked me what groups I was involved with and who is supporting me now, precisely to use the information against me. Started a campaign of lies against me the next day and then made the report to the charity I work for. So all of her little flying monkeys might want to think……
I am DONE with this bullshit. This sort of thing is precisely why I believed the propaganda against GCs in the first place. Its too full of ppl who are about the hate and the drama not the feminism.
I'm here for the #sextrade survivors and #autistic and #disabled women. That's……
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@DiscountMabs @JadedNurse63 @rizpossnett Ignoring fact that 50% of studies can't be replicated

And "Sociology" & related "Medical" type "studies" are the worst culprits

The ones that say otherwise are highly biased cherry-picked "studies" of self-selected participants by activist "researchers"…
@DiscountMabs @JadedNurse63 @rizpossnett As I said

Depriving #TransKids of proper counselling😯

And railroading them down the so-called "#AffimativeCare" pathway😮

Is what is killing them😲

And that's what YOU support!!!😱🤦‍♂️

It's worse than the Liverpool "Care" Pathway!!!…
@DiscountMabs @JadedNurse63 @rizpossnett #TransActivists have no self-awareness!

And no shame!!!

Depriving #TransKids of proper counselling😯

And railroading them down the so-called "#AffimativeCare" pathway😮

IS WHAT IS #KillingTransKids😲

And that's what THEY support!!!😱🤦‍♂️…
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As an autistic adult, here is a concept I thought of that would have REALLY benefitted me and prevented burn out. (Every autistic is diff, though!)

🫶using “masking” to the childs benefit. Allowing them the power to be themselves, while also getting by in an NT world. 🧵#autism
Ex: “Hey, B. We are going to the grocery store. And you’ll have to __wait in a line__ and you probably don’t want to! But you are special. (*Use whatever term you want-fairy, superhero, princess.*) and you have to try your best to blend in with everybody else while there.
BUT when you come home, or feel safe enough to, you can take the mask off and be yourself. if you need help while out, let me know.”

As the child ages, you would reframe and have the concept grow to work with them. Never hiding their autism, or treating it as “bad different”
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I spoke briefly (terrifying but worth it) at #LetWomenSpeakBirmingham yesterday and although I'm worried about any backlash particularly loss of clients and work etc, I'm glad I did. As an #autistic woman who has been parroting the gender woo for a while now, I'm so worried
About what is happening in #autism services and to #autistic kids as revealed by @hannahsbee (her book was a real turning point for me, its evidenced, balanced and free of ideology) I had intense issues with my body as a pre teen. I couldn't cope with the changes of puberty. I
Can totally see the appeal of rejecting all the societal bullshit that comes with being a female, especially when you're also #autistic and moving through the world is hard enough. Except, we can't ever really reject it. 'Top surgery' and Pronouns won't take away dysphoria, or
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1/ I've been thinking about my status as a neurodiverse educator: I'm #ADHD, and on the pathway for an #autism diagnosis. There's not a lot of discussion about what working life is like for neurodiverse educators, so I'm doing my own research and I plan to discuss it here. 🧵
2/ I'm going to start with a core tension the neurodiverse face: the DOUBLE EMPATHY PROBLEM.
3/ According to Milton (2012), cognitive neuroscience and other psychological paradigms don’t acknowledge the divergence and difference in social reality between autistic people and the ‘neurotypical’.
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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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@lyssasphere The Buddha experienced his awakening approximately 500 years before the birth of Christ. What he awakened to was the presence of birth, old age sickness and death. When he really saw all these aspects of life he left a privilege existence and became an ascetic.
@lyssasphere \2
He became disillusioned with the spiritual life of the ascetics. One night he sat beneath the Bodhi (awake) tree vowing not to arise until he knew wtf was going on. And he observed the suffering of all sentient beings.
@lyssasphere /3 According to the story, the Buddha realized what he understood could not be taught. So he remained silent. Some ascetics, who had known him, were amazed at his transformation, and asked him to teach them. And he taught for the next 40 years.
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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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Ways to say:
I respect you in Autistic, a 🧵

Feel free to lock yourself in, we won’t bother you

Take your time in nature, we won’t hurry you

Cover your ears, we can also turn down the loud

Feel free to text

I can explain why

Feel free to explain it in detail
Self-identification is valid

I love your weird just the way you are

Tell me about your favorite things

Let’s share data/information

That IS a fun fact
Thanks for telling me about xyz, I didn’t know that before

We don’t have to talk we can just be together

If the random sounds you make bother me, I can always wear earplugs

Let’s rewatch your favorite show

Do you want to silly dance?
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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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Rules of Engagement #WorldAutismAwarenessDay 1) foster #AutisticAcceptance 2) Believe us when we say, Puzzle Pieces DO NOT help promote #AutisticAcceptance (Dig Deeper into the very problematic history of Autism organizations to understand why)
3) Avoid using toys or childhood images to represent #Autism. #Autistics are #Autistic and will remain as such. We are #DifferentNotLess. When you use toys to represent us, it infantilizes our authentic Ways of Being. Use Rainbow Infinity or Gold Infinity symbols instead
4) Always take an #Intersectional approach to understanding #AutisticTruths. We are from all faiths, cultures, gender identities and more, but our experiences are dramatically impacted by how the world sees our diverse layers of identity and whether we are multiply marginalized
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What if I told you that so many things you think are bad or distasteful or need fixing in Autistics are actually neuronormative myths?

As an #Autistic psychotherapist, I can tell you that the following pieces of how we might be are actually quite fine and healthy.
Eye contact. Eye contact doesn’t make you a better person. It doesn’t make you honest or calm or kind. Eye contact isn’t culturally consistently polite. It doesn’t indicate mental health or connection. Ask my blind friends who do both those things just fine. Stop chasing my eyes.
Socializing with small talk, parties, vaguely, in groups of three or more, about the weather, in order to ascertain social hierarchy, w/ nonconsensual touch is not qualitatively better than connection through parallel play, infodumping, monologue, shared interests, time, or art.
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I am raising my head above the parapet and posting about something which causes me great concern on many fronts, as a:
🧠#neurodivergent individual
👩‍🎓#Neurodiversity-advocating Professional
👩‍👧‍👦Mother of 2 neurodivergent #children living in Leicestershire
It seems that, for a number of years, the LA has been at the forefront of an initiative to find: "Cost-effective models for delivering behaviour analysis teaching in UK schools and local authorities"
Integrating ABA into #maintained & #academy, #mainstream & #SpecialSchool for "affordable" "positive outcomes". It concludes, "School-based models, such as Leicestershire's, provide a sustainable model which can be used with a large number of children for...little extra cost."
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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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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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This upcoming April for Autism Acceptance if you want to donate or raise funds and support charities that ACTUALLY HELP AUTISTIC PEOPLE then here is a thread full of awesome charities to support! #autism #autistic #allautistics #ActuallyAutistic…
ASAN, Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a great organisation to support. They do so much amazing work for Autistic people @autselfadvocacy
Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network @awnnetwork_
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So let this be a reminder as Autism Awareness/ acceptance week/ month is coming up… DO NOT SUPPORT National Autistic Society in the UK. @Autism #autism #autistic #AutismAwareness #AutismAcceptance #actuallyautistic #allautistics
If you want to learn more about this therapy and how harmful it is then here’s a link to a document explaining what it is and how it’s harmful and it includes links to the research studies that prove ABA/ PBS therapy is harmful…

Also for YEARS the National Autistic Society’s young Autistic ambassadors have tried to get them to make a statement against PBS therapy and to STOP funding it and hiring ABA/PBS therapists but so far they’ve had zero luck. #autism #autistic #ActuallyAutistic…
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Sadly some parents of Autistic people decide to go after Autistic people on social media because they don’t believe we are Autistic as these parents are uneducated about Autism being a spectrum and the only presentation of Autism that exists to them is the one of their child’s.……
Bet it will blow their mind to learn some Autistic people are scientists, own businesses and are parents 😂🙄
the ignorance though.
If we don’t struggle in the same way as their autistic child or of other Autistic people they’ve met them to them you can’t possibly be Autistic. 🤣😂 it’s literally just uneducated ignorance. They really need to step away and go learn about Autism properly
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Thread: The way Autistic people are being held accountable for mistakes NEEDS to change as currently people are doing so in an ableist way and causing more harm.
#autism #ActuallyAutistic #allautistics #AutismAcceptance #autistic #accountability #bullying #dogpiling
there’s a few things I thought were important to talk about that me and other advocates in the community have been discussing. It seems that in this community if you do one thing wrong then there’s nothing you can do to stop people coming after you despite apologising
and publicly and learning from what you did wrong. It’s almost as if you get bullied and chased out of the community and there’s no recovering from if as people won’t let you. That isn’t okay. It pushes people out of the community and isolated them.
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Whoever invented dressing up for world book day was not a working parent. I have SEWED a dress at 7am, found&lost again red hairband x 3, one autistic meltdown due to non matching top/bottoms and I feel about to have a stroke. #WorldBookDay
As a consumer of thousands of books I am a massive book fan and in fact #WorldBookDay is a lovely idea to raise awareness of reading, although I imagine that’s what schools do anyway? Reading?
Massive parental social media contest into who got the best outfit. Kids bewildered. Wonder if the creator of world book day got home from work at 10pm last night after 14 hours.
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