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Troy Camplin
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Interdisciplinary Scholar, Poet, and Playwright
Interdisciplinary Scholar, Poet, and Playwright

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Once I diagnosed myself with autism, I wanted a formal diagnosis. Many people have wondered why you would want a diagnosis when you’re already an adult. I can only speak for myself. I have my Ph.D. in the humanities, so I have read a great many…
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There are a few traits that are almost completely co-morbid with autism: chronic anxiety and ADD/ADHD. If you have autism, you have anxiety and attention problems. Autism, though, isn’t the only thing where anxiety and attention problems are co-morbid.…
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Today my wife went to The Warren Center to attend a presentation on bullying and special needs children. The presenter suggested that we encourage Daniel to engage in self-advocacy, that we perhaps should have his teacher discuss with the class the fact…
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Today Daniel told me that he wanted to develop a new talent. He said he wants to learn magic. And not just any kind of magic: strange magic. He wants to be able to change butterflies into any color he wants. He wants to be able to tell butterflies to do…
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My wife shared this image on Facebook. The things surrounding “autism” are all things that can be co-morbid with it. For example, I have general anxiety disorder–meaning I have anxiety all day every day–but I don’t have Tourette’s. Not everyone who has…
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Dedication
I find the everythings I'm chasing wind Their ways on wings of wrens within the willows That wrap themselves around my very wrists unkind To keeping friends who flee before the billows. Beloved friends who feel that they must flee Before my new obsessions a...
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My Ride Upon the Night Mare
As I lay down and closed my eyes I heard Outside my open window whinnying-- A sound that's out of place here in the city-- Yes, even when the city is in Texas. I crept around the bed and glanced outside-- A glance was all it too to transport me Onto the bac...
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Gnosis
Too many have mistaken art for self- Expression--only when the self's expressed From hidden knowledge not found on a shelf And not out of your bared and barren breast Will you become an artist, poet, mage Who's able to bring forth in metaphors The future an...
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How do schools of fish know which way to go? Fish maintain orderly schools and swim in the same direction by paying attention to what their neighbors are doing and by following those fish that are most determined to go in a particular direction. If a fish…
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I have recently written about the complexities of the underlying genetics of autism, including issues of gene regulation. That particular article focused on RNA regulation through methylation. Now there is more evidence for the importance of RNA…
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