keep keep the change

Dina was a really great movie about an autistic couple, and it’s a documentary. Keep the Change is a romantic comedy about an autistic couple, and I really wanted to like it. It’s a movie where the autistic characters are played by autistic people. It felt a bit like an autism minstrel show, probably because…

thai children trapped in a cave did not take place

Partly it’s autism and partly it’s anarchism, but I’m aloof from a lot of pop culture. I don’t get it, because my emotional responses to it aren’t normal. It’s interesting and disturbing to see normal people explain what’s going on. A good example would be Andrew O’Hehir writing in Salon about the Thai children currently…

insincere advice on tolerating autistic loved ones

Lifehack posted an awful article called 18 things to remember if you love a person with autism. “Person with autism” is a shibboleth for being on Team Normal People. The whole subtext of the article is that “we all know” how annoying autistic people are, and the author is apologizing for our shameful behavior. I…

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