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Code Blue by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum How does it feel? You lit it up blue, didn’t you? I told you about Autism Speaks and how their primary goal is a world without people like me in it and how they have degra ... Read on »
More about Freaks by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum This is Part 2 of a series on my participation in CUNY's ESA Conferece 2012. Part 1 is here. My initial thought was to explore the meaning of “autism scholar.” Wha ... Read on »
BADD: Connecting dots by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Somebody calls autism a tragedy. Somebody kills an autistic person. Somebody doesn’t see how these two events are connected. I try to explain. I try harder. It happens a ... Read on »
Attention by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There’s an old Zen story: A student said to Master Ichu, “Please write for me something of great wisdom.” Master Ichu picked up his brush and wrote one ... Read on »
Cripples, Idiots, Lepers, and Freaks by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It was a different sort of autism workshop from those in which I have usually been asked to participate. The topics included video games and manga. The presenters were acade ... Read on »
Puzzling excuse number 128: It doesn't represent autistic people! by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It comes with the look halfway between perplexed and pitying. Because how could I not get it? And yet how could I, supposedly lacking Theory of Mind and understanding of sym ... Read on »
Squawk? by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I Consider the square who wouldn’t/couldn’t/didn’t say hello. Circles continue to believe that the square has failed to communicate. The square is further excluded. Next ... Read on »
Executive Functioning Blues by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Today, as on many days, there is too much to do. I put the items into a list. I categorize the list: Work Stuff (my job), Other Work Stuff (things I have promised to ... Read on »
Dear Abby, Is He Human? by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Jasper is 24, autistic, and has a girlfriend. A visitor to the home he shares with his parents notices that Jasper has a mark on his neck that might indicate he and his gi ... Read on »
The Incapable Man by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I Incapable of returning love. In the Philippines, in Mandaluyong City, a party is held to celebrate the telling of the story. He is forty-four. The book was his mother ... Read on »
Autism Speaks FAIL Deconstructed by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Created using Strip Generator Context Teacher: An ironic postmodern statement on so-called charitable organizations that appear to offer sustenance while a ... Read on »
Defining Terms by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Agreement upon the meaning of words can be very useful when engaging in discussion with others. There are dictionaries for this, but sometimes people prefer to make up the ... Read on »
The company I keep by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Like many other parents around the world, mine warned me that I would be judged by the company I keep. I paid this little mind, believing that what they meant was somethin ... Read on »
Angry Aspies, Please Go Away by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Seriously. Michael John Carley says he is "going to have a very hard time calling [him]self autistic," since some others with the same label may wear adult diapers and ... Read on »
Late Interventions: Contributions from Readers by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I appreciate all of the contributions that are coming in. I will post more here as I g ... Read on »
Late Intervention Campaign by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Autistic adult readers of Asperger Square 8 are invited to join this campaign. Send me your photo and the name of an "intervention" that has helped or might help you ... Read on »
She will never by Bev Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum She will never have friends. She won’t fall in love. She will never be able to live on her own. She won’t go to college. She won’t get a job. She will never fit in with th ... Read on »