Tag Archives: Autistic Trigger-Warning

Dealing with depression

I spend a lot of online time in communities of autistic people and, this being the holiday season, lately there have been a few people in crisis posting to the forums.  As an Aspergian I always hesitate to respond to … Continue reading

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Killing autistic people A-OK with Facebook

Last night I posted a request to autistic friends and allies to report a Facebook page called “Exterminate all Autistics.”  Many did and by the next morning the page had been removed.  But earlier in the evening, one friend received … Continue reading

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Obesity, disability are not capital offenses

This is unbelievable.  The AP story as published here by ABC News begins with these words: “Eric Garner was overweight and in poor health. He was a nuisance to shop owners who complained about him selling untaxed cigarettes on the … Continue reading

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My journey to the brink and back

I originally wrote this in response to a question received in the first week after starting the blog, and then I shelved it.  After leaving school I never gave much thought to these events so when I undertook to put … Continue reading

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Fear and loathing in the Charlotte CBP offices

I continue to surprise myself.  Not necessarily in good ways.  I’m known in my family for an even temper, patience and deliberation.  My wife, kids, mother in-law — they’re the ones who get the occasional anxiety attack.  Me?  I’m immune … Continue reading

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Free Range Aspergian vs. Aspergian

Possible Trigger Warning: Discussion of societal prejudices, factory farming, incarceration. The Free Range Meme & the Asperger’s Community This post continues a discussion from a post I made to ThAutcast’s Facebook page. Originally the post title was “What does ‘Free … Continue reading

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What not to celebrate

Trigger warning: ableism, bigotry, bullying, callous disregard for others, dehumanization, forced isolation Sorry to dredge up something from last year, but dissecting this cadaver in the name of science will do much to advance our understanding of mental illness and … Continue reading

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