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John Elder Robison
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Free range Aspergian; Autism Advocate. Neurodiversity advocate Author, Raising Cubby, Look Me in the Eye and Be Different. Founder, JE Robison Service of Springfield, MA. Photographer. Champion eater
Free range Aspergian; Autism Advocate. Neurodiversity advocate Author, Raising Cubby, Look Me in the Eye and Be Different. Founder, JE Robison Service of Springfield, MA. Photographer. Champion eater

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Limiters, Compressors, and how to play music LOUD
The excessive volume of commercials has struck
everyone who’s watched television.   You’re watching a show at a comfortable volume, and there’s a commercial
break, and suddenly you are blasted out of your seat.   If you had the volume on 5 it feels like it
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Modern cars have standard machine readable vehicle identification (VIN) numbers.  Old cars have numbering methods that vary from one brand to the next.  In this essay I will show you what numbers look like on Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars from the 1970s...

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Thoughts on To Siri With Love
I just finished a controversial new book, To Siri With Love by Judith Newman. Reading this book made me feel like memoirs from autism moms
are a thing whose time has come and gone . . . At the same time, I can’t help but believe the publisher who
brought th...

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If I could change autism research today, what would I do?
Recently I suggested that people who are actually autistic need
to have a strong voice in guiding autism research.   I made the point that anyone who is not
autistic is simply guessing when it comes to interpreting our behaviors.   Only an autistic person c...

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Changing Brake Fluid and Brake Hoses in Bentley and other High End Cars
All high end carmakers recommend replacement of brake
fluid.   The only thing that varies is the
interval, which ranges from one to three years on most brands.   The reason for the change is that DOT3 and
DOT4 brake fluids are hydroscopic; that is, they abs...

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A Change in Direction for the Federal Autism Committee
I am pleased to see that our government’s understanding of
autism is changing.   For the first time,
the IACC’s Strategic Plan recognizes that the needs of people living with
autism today are paramount.   This portion
of the introduction to the 2016-17 Upda...

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The Philosophy of Oil Changes and Inspections
Automobiles of today are far less maintenance-intensive.    Fluids, filters, and spark plugs all last
longer.    Cars once required service
every three months or 3,000 miles.   Now
the most basic service – an oil change – has moved to a 12-15 month or 7,500...

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Air suspension on Bentley GT and Flying Spur series cars
The Bentley GT-series were the first cars from Crewe to use
air suspension instead of conventional steel coil springs.   In doing this Bentley followed the lead of
corporate parent VW (and Audi) along with Mercedes, BMW, and Land Rover.   Air suspension all...

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Vintage Cars and Flood Damage - Can They Be Saved?
Among the hundreds of thousands of cars flooded by Hurricane
Harvey there are some collector vehicles, and owners will face the challenge - what to do with them?    Modern cars are usually insured, and fairly easily replaced.   It can be a hardship, but the...

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Hurricane Harvey and the Flood of Damaged Cars
Hurricane Harvey flooded at least half a millions cars
according to current reports.     Whenever a disaster like this occurs we see
news stories about the financial losses, both for uninsured car owners and for
insurance companies.   We read about the
mena...
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