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Ben Edwards
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Act today as if change would come tomorrow. Persevere as if it take forever.
Act today as if change would come tomorrow. Persevere as if it take forever.

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My 2017 in Review
The highlights of my year: finishing my schooling (graduate certificate in Disability Studies at University of Missouri-Kansas City, co-teaching Disability History and Culture to UMKC's Propel students for post-secondary students with disabilities, spending...
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Autism Acceptance Month 2017
Ben Edwards updated his cover photo. · 42 mins · Tomorrow is the first day of April, which, for some out there, is Autism Awareness Month with blue lights, clothes, and other decor, but for me, and others out in the autistic world, it is Autism Acceptance M...
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World Down Syndrome Day 2017
Today is World Down Syndrome Day, and at this point, I have to say I cannot help but remember my good friend, year-long roommate, and friend and "disability brother" Tyler Weekly. I would have a photo collage of all our selfies and pictures from our trip t...
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The Past 2016 For Me
My year in brief, not withstanding the 2016 presidential election: starting to write for the first time in years and create dozens ideas my own for new novels, graphic novels, short stories, and fairy tales, most of them involving autistic and disabled char...
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International United Nations Peoples with Disabilities Day
Today is the United Nations International Peoples with Disabilities Day. I can only back and think of all that has taken place in my life over the years. I realize that I wish for a world where the norm across people of all abilities is to respect people ...
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My New Year's Resolution: The Second Three Months
This post is a little late, but having watched how much I have kept my New Year's Resolution for the first three months of this year, I also have taken note of how I have kept it in the next three weeks (April through June).  So far I noticed I have:  -work...
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Some Reflections on the 81 Birthday of the Dalai Lama
Today is the eighty-first birthday of the fourteenth Dalai Lama, the pope-like figure to many of my fellow Buddhists. I have always admired his equanimity and compassionate demeanor while he has lost his country, home, loved ones, and everything while the ...
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Autistic Pride Day 2016
Today is the 12th annual Autistic Pride Day, celebrated June 18th by Autistics around the world. I created this rainbow infinity symbol out of 140 receipts, hanging above a window in my bedroom, that I pick up at work all the time, in honor of the logo of ...
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My First Year Back at Home
It has been exactly one year (and six days) since I left the University of Central Missouri and the town of Warrensburg after graduating with a bachelor's degree while leading aand blazing a trail for people starting social network for autistics, promoting ...
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My New Year's Resolution So Far: First Three Months
This is not about Autism Acceptance Month, but it does have to do with the first three months of this year that have gone by.  A few months ago, I made my New Year's Resolution for this year.  So far, this is how I have kept to it in the first three months:...
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