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Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. The diagnostic criteria require that symptoms become apparent before a child is three years old. Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood. It is one of three recognized disorders in the autism spectrum (ASDs), the other two being Asperger syndrome, which lacks delays in cognitive development and language, and pervasive developmental disorder, not otherwise specified(commonly abbreviated as PDD-NOS), which is diagnosed when the full set of criteria for autism or Asperger syndrome are not met.


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don’t give up, your inner voice will find its way out…  – Carly

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Carly in 2016 – first episode of her talk show debut – w channing tatum


i just get too much information…


17 photos – this is autism


and via Cathy Davidson

cathy davidson quote


flow/affinity/disney therapy/aliveness

Ron Suskind – disney (affinity) therapy – et al – life, animated


about a boy

martian child


quartet ness

music as health

Keri Smith – secret powers (side kick ness)

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Julia Bascom – *see post below – quiet hands


Alix Generous

flow genome projectSteven Kotler

Andrew Solomon

none of us if one of us

Piper Otterbein

Tim Harris

Peter Moskowitz – (cure)(city)

Henry Markram

Izzy & Danielle Paskowitz – surfers healing

Josh Ovalle

JK Rowling – the hp alliance ness

James Rhodes


Temple Grandin

Jane Costello

Murali Doraiswamy

Wendy Chung

Jacob Barnett

escape fire

Judith Scott

Christopher Duffley

Jeff Sparrpeacelove studio

Benjamin Bratton

David Weinberger

Kelly McGonigal

Creigh Deeds

Rupal Patel – voice

Richard Davidson

Jean Liedloff

Myles Dyer

Lucas Dominguez – (not) normal

Leon Eisenberg

Siddharthan Chandran

Ajit Narayanan

Stella Young

David Mitchell

Naoki Higashida .. higashida autism law


famous people with autism



on (hating) autism awareness month:


ted2015 – Steve Silberman: The forgotten history of autism


quiet hands by Julia Bascom

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“When I was a little girl, I was autistic. And when you’re autistic, it’s not abuse. It’s therapy.”…

oh my.

The literal meaning of the words is irrelevant when you’re being abused.

When I was a little girl, I was autistic. And when you’re autistic, it’s not abuse. It’s therapy.

Not being able to talk is not the same as not having anything to say.

I am fascinated by them. I could study them for hours. They’re beautiful in a way that makes me understand what beautiful means.

My hands know things the rest of me doesn’t.

My hands are an automatic feedback loop, touching and feeling simultaneously. I think I understand the whole world when I rub my fingertips together.

My hands are more me than I am.

I need to silence my most reliable way of gathering, processing, and expressing information, I need to put more effort into controlling and deadening and reducing and removing myself second-by-second than you could ever even conceive, I need to have quiet hands, because until I move 97% of the way in your direction you can’t even see that’s there’s a 3% for you to move towards me.


via Brooks on fb: father photos unique habits of autistic son [ Timothy Archibald ]

project titled Echolilia. What he didn’t realize was how much closer it would bring him to his son and allow him to understand Eli better.


“I never wanted [Eli] to think that he was normal. I wanted him to be aware of how different he was and see that as an asset.”

a father’s convo with his son,29307,2027433,00.html

“Echolilia” is an alternate spelling of a more common term, “echolalia,” used in the autistic community to refer to the habit of verbal repetition and copying that is commonly found in autistic kids’ behavior. I liked the idea of it: photography is a form of copying. Kids are a form of repetition. And looking at my kid with photography allowed me to see myself anew.


For me, these photographs are not of him; they are about a relationship. I always think of that relationship as having three components: him, myself and then the shared stuff that we can’t really define. The feeling we get when we look at all the photographs together is the channel that defines the project. That is the echolilia thing.


TIME (@TIME) tweeted at 5:15 AM – 21 Jul 2017 :

An author with severe autism explains what neurotypical people worry about too much


korean couple on cause..?

The couple found that certain bacteria in the mother’s digestive tract can lead to having an autistic child. Furthermore, they found the exact brain location linked to autistic behaviors, which can be used to find a cure for autism.


Peter Jones (@innov8tor3) tweeted at 4:01 PM – 17 Oct 2017 :
Chris Packham: Asperger’s And Me is a stunning spotlight on autism’s benefits (


RealSocialSkills (@rsocialskills) tweeted at 8:24 PM on Thu, Feb 08, 2018:
I just taught some teenagers about autistic communication by talking about what it’s like to regularly convey tone in text AND deal with adults who say that the internet ruins empathy because you ~can’t convey tone in text~.


Dr Tim O’Brien (@Doctob) tweeted at 12:46 PM – 13 Feb 2018 :

The Maori word for #Autism is ‘takiwatanga’.
It means ‘his or her own time and space’ (



 Bowie the wild man, the extravaganza, the extraterrestrial—he was, as he always knew, in desperate need of being humanized, of being understood as merely, fully, human. Everything he did was about its being all right to be yourself—that’s what Benj heard and, in the mirror he held to himself, allowed Bowie again to be. Such acts of recognition are where all differences meet and can be overcome. It’s how Benj gained the power to climb the mountain to launch himself forward, and how he helped bring the Starman down to Earth


Erin Ekins (@QueerlyAutistic) tweeted at 6:11 AM – 11 Aug 2019 :
It’s really important to support and uplift autistic people who are reclaiming their stimming and other autistic ‘behaviours’, but it’s even more important to support and uplift autistic people who can’t because it isn’t safe for them to (particularly autistic people of colour). (

Erin Ekins (@QueerlyAutistic) tweeted at 6:16 AM – 11 Aug 2019 :
For some, particularly autistic BIPOC, dropping the mask can be dangerous. Masking can be vital for survival and protection. Do you see the number of fatal cop shootings committed against neurodivergent people? Being able to unmask is a privilege, even if it is hard fought for. (


“Are you mad at me?” is autistic culture.
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