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Let's be totally clear here so there's no misunderstandings and bcuz I've had another influx of new folks who don't know me very well yet:
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In my mind, based on my own lived experiences, the trust I place in my own people and my instinct to protect them from a world that HATES US that I should always listen to my fellow Auts first and foremost when it comes to Autistic lives, health, experiences, desires, etc.
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When I say I'm also "an Autistic parent" (esp to bigots and puppets) I'm not implying that I'm better than other Autistics in any way. I'm DEFINITELY NOT!

It's not even always for the person I'm speaking to. Sometimes it's for the rest of the crowd listening in.
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It occurred to me that some may think I “waste” time on Twitter (as I primarily Tweet during my evenings/weekends when I am not working). As a #Hyperlexic , my first & most natural language is actually writing because I take in such inordinate amounts of sensory data… 🧵
…so, when I Tweet I am actually doing a number of things which folx may not realize: 1) I am processing my 💡ideas 💡, some of which are incorporated into my 📕 projects: they may be saved for later or might even inspire a cathartic impromptu writing session…
2) I am engaging with a global community of advocates & amazing humans of multiple ages, across all time zones & representing diverse intersecting lenses specifically because my specialization is understanding perspectives which are different from my own, and this enriches me…
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