tastefullyoffensive:

[ophilcial]

This is a wonderful example of how easy it can be to accommodate an autistic person. It boggles my mind that there are so many people that don’t even try.

tastefullyoffensive:

[ophilcial]

This is a wonderful example of how easy it can be to accommodate an autistic person. It boggles my mind that there are so many people that don’t even try.

thefrogman:

[video]

No. Fuck. NO! Let’s just do the fucking assignment so I never have to see you all again.

Autism isn’t something a person has, or a “shell” that a person is trapped inside. There’s no normal child hidden behind the autism. Autism is a way of being. It is pervasive; it colors every experience, every sensation, perception, thought, emotion, and encounter, every aspect of existence. It is not possible to separate the autism from the person—and if it were possible, the person you’d have left would not be the same person you started with.

This is important, so take a moment to consider it: Autism is a way of being. It is not possible to separate the person from the autism.

Therefore, when parents say,

I wish my child did not have autism,

what they’re really saying is,

I wish the autistic child I have did not exist, and I had a different (non-autistic) child instead.

Read that again. This is what we hear when you mourn over our existence. This is what we hear when you pray for a cure. This is what we know, when you tell us of your fondest hopes and dreams for us: that your greatest wish is that one day we will cease to be, and strangers you can love will move in behind our faces.

— Jim Sinclair, “Don’t Mourn For Us” x (via andrandiriel)

(via a-spoon-is-born)

the book delling and i are going to co-author about being young and chronically ill

  • Sef Cosmia: Chapter 1: You're Smiling Too Much To Be Sick
  • Gab: Chapter 2: Wish I Could Stay Home In Bed All Day Too
  • Sef Cosmia: Chapter 3: But You Did A Thing
  • Gab: Chapter 4: Have You Tried This Diet Yet
  • Sef Cosmia: Chapter 5: What About This One
  • Gab: Chapter 6: My Cousin-In-Law's Adopted Stepsister Swears By Meditation
  • Sef Cosmia: Chapter 7: Other People Have It Worse You Know
  • Gab: Chapter 8: That's Not A Real Thing!
  • Sef Cosmia: Chapter 9: You Got It From Vaccinations

tardiscrash:

Let’s be real, in a time before the internet people didn’t have more adventures and make more meaningful connections. They watched TV and listened to CDs. Before that they listened to records and read magazines. Before that they listened to the radio and read bad dime novels. Before that they embroidered or some shit.

People have been staying inside and ignoring other people for as long as there have been buildings. 

This is the damned truth. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise :)

(via a-spoon-is-born)

Your brain is not a democracy

realsocialskills:

Your brain is not a democracy.

You get to decide what you believe. You can think things that no one else agrees with. You can also like things no one else likes.

You can and must think for yourself.

For instance:

If someone calls you out for something, it’s important to listen to them, and to think through whether or not you think they are right.

If a teacher or therapist tells you that something is socially inappropriate, it’s important to think through whether or not you agree.

If everyone tells you that a TV show you like is awful, it is still ok for you to decide whether you like it

If everyone tells you that something you like isn’t age appropriate, it’s still ok for you to decide you like it.

Your thoughts and tastes are yours. You are the one who should decide what you like, believe, and spend time doing.

Beautiful points :)

rubyetc:

most people have a hard time accepting what they are going through is valid to begin with. Don’t add to that insecurity. 
By Ruby [tumblr | twitter | instagram]

rubyetc:

most people have a hard time accepting what they are going through is valid to begin with. Don’t add to that insecurity. 

By Ruby [tumblr | twitter | instagram]

(via thefrogman)

In about a week, I’ll be at BronyCon. I can’t wait! I’m also involved with ASAN.

I have to say, I’m really blown away that BronyCon has adapted this wonderful convention device that ASAN created/popularized (not sure which). I’m sure a high percentage of BronyCon attendees are on the spectrum, diagnosed or not, so this will be a big aid to them in keeping their anxiety in check.

This is my way of saying, “Thank you for being so inclusive, BronyCon. It’s an honor to attend your event.”

If you want more information about this news blurb, you can find it on Equestria Daily. If you want more info on BronyCon, you can get it on their official site.

Say hi if you see me there! I’ll be cosplaying Octavia (and you can’t miss my chin and hand tattoos) and my wife is coming as both Flufflepuff and Fluttershy.

In about a week, I’ll be at BronyCon. I can’t wait! I’m also involved with ASAN.

I have to say, I’m really blown away that BronyCon has adapted this wonderful convention device that ASAN created/popularized (not sure which). I’m sure a high percentage of BronyCon attendees are on the spectrum, diagnosed or not, so this will be a big aid to them in keeping their anxiety in check.

This is my way of saying, “Thank you for being so inclusive, BronyCon. It’s an honor to attend your event.”

If you want more information about this news blurb, you can find it on Equestria Daily. If you want more info on BronyCon, you can get it on their official site.

Say hi if you see me there! I’ll be cosplaying Octavia (and you can’t miss my chin and hand tattoos) and my wife is coming as both Flufflepuff and Fluttershy.

I am telling you now because I want you to stop telling girls and women with disabilities that we’re broken, that we need prayers, that we’re burdens, that it’s okay if someone hurts us because “they’re probably just stressed” from having to “deal” with us, or that we’re pretty “for a girl in a wheelchair.”

Stop Telling Me That I’m Pretty for a Girl in a Wheelchair: How Your Words Contribute to Violence Against Women with Disabilities

very powerful. please read the entire essay. tw for abuse and assault against women with disabilities. 

(via disabilityhistory)

(via a-spoon-is-born)

tastefullyoffensive:

[fowllanguagecomics]

I’m really feeling connected to this comic series, lately ;)

tastefullyoffensive:

[fowllanguagecomics]

I’m really feeling connected to this comic series, lately ;)

Sorry this is late. April was not a good month for me.

pensiveaspie:

After a lifetime of failing to be normal, I finally realized I excel at being an Aspie.

This is what my diagnosis at 25 felt like.

pensiveaspie:

After a lifetime of failing to be normal, I finally realized I excel at being an Aspie.

This is what my diagnosis at 25 felt like.

More on names from a very funny comic.

More on names from a very funny comic.

sarahj-art:

Sorry… this one is a bit of a downer…

When I was a kid, I wanted nothing more than to use the seesaw on the playground. The problem was, I never had a friend for the other side. This crap still haunts me to this day when I see one. Batman, here, reminded me of what it felt like. I remember sitting like this throughout recess hoping someone would see me and want to  come over and join in. No one ever did.

sarahj-art:

Sorry… this one is a bit of a downer…

When I was a kid, I wanted nothing more than to use the seesaw on the playground. The problem was, I never had a friend for the other side. This crap still haunts me to this day when I see one. Batman, here, reminded me of what it felt like. I remember sitting like this throughout recess hoping someone would see me and want to  come over and join in. No one ever did.

(via tastefullyoffensive)

highenergyjewtrino:

poryqon:

when you are doing a group activity in class and your teacher puts the smart kid in your group

image

When you are doing a group activity in class and you’re the smart kid.

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I’m always the smart one.

(via onlylolgifs)