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Dear everyone.

I'm sure you've realised by now, but Tiffany M is nothing but an antivaxxer troll.

She's keen on putting up spurious links to how "Vaccines cause Autism", but it's all the usual rubbish put up by Autism Now! and Andrew Wakefield. There is nothing new, and all of it has either been long since debunked, or is not even wrong.

If you look at her posts, you will see that there is no real argument in the comments against her. This is not because her arguments are incontestable, but because she systematically deletes anyone who looks like they are proving her tripe to be the vicious, vacuous, and harmful nonsense that it is.

She is not here for Autism Acceptance, she is here for an audience for her denialist claptrap. She doesn't want to accept autists, she wants to use us as a reason to stop vaccination for her own spurious reasons.

She is disingenuous, poisonous, and harmful.
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Nice, informative infographic from POTS (Pediatric Occupational Therapy Services): http://bit.ly/1zohjjl
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Yes it worked for me :)
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Derek Warren

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I can certainly understand why people feel that Dr. Grandin is not the "one and only" true advocate for people on the spectrum. I think the author seems to have a great sense of bitterness and anger, even though it is understandable. I personally don't like it when people always compare me to Dr. Temple Grandin, mainly because I am not in her age group and I do not work in the cattle processing industry.

I also do not like it when people assume that because I am Autistic, I cannot enjoy some of the things that are supposedly "neurotypical." In particular, expressing my sexuality, exploring it and finding someone who will love me.

http://www.autistichoya.com/2013/08/critiquing-temple-grandin.html
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People should be able to love and marry who ever they want. Don't let people make you feel like you shouldn't have and find your true love and happiness. 
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Hi and happy Sunday! Could you please please please take a second to click on this link to vote for my son Jack to receive a service dog grant??? His picture is the first one with the black dog with the orange collar!!! Thank you so much!!!!
https://www.facebook.com/servicedogswarrenretrievers/posts/864690363601636

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My Dreams, Challenges and Joys

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Have a great weekend.  "My Dreams, Challenges and Joys'..raising an autistic child to adulthood.........funny, inspiring.  www.amazon.com/dp/B00Lu5Osvg
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+My Dreams, Challenges and Joys Hi. I just read a lot of your post and you are a one of a kind. God knows his best. My son is only 14, and I pray and know he will become a man of God. He has been an angel of mercy and God is his best of all my blessings. I support you and thank you for support. We need more women with this knowledge and wisdom. God is the foundation.
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Great read: 10 things I want to teach my autistic son before he goes to college. http://bit.ly/1zohyLs
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Karlton Kemerait

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Hello all ... I have a small business making weighted blankets used primarily by autistic children and adults and those with sensory deficit based disorders. I hope to be able to participate on a regular basis and look forward to getting to know all of you.

Thanks for having me in the community.
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+Jacqueline Lopez Oh that's not a problem because of location, it is just that the shipping cost will bump up. We charge only actual shipping cost, so if that isn't a problem she'd be happy to make the blankets for you. 

If you can provide a town/postal code and country, tell us what weight you'd be interested in I can check shipping cost for you.

Let me know
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Such an awesome article! These kids are beautiful!  #Autism  
Meet over 20 beautiful and incredible kids with autism that shows a wide range of diversity found along the spectrum.
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Amanda J Harrington

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There's no such thing as a rhetorical question!

"We're meant to know when someone is asking a rhetorical question. We're meant to understand that people ask questions which don't always need an answer. But why ask a question if you don't want an answer?

Rhetorical questions all hinge on the listener realising no answer is necessary. To understand that you need an amount of common knowledge and the ability to stop yourself opening your mouth and answering the question before the rest of your brain catches up.

Is the sky blue? I'm going to answer yes, with the proviso that it is blue to us, but perhaps not blue to the whole world and not blue from every direction because the sky is a complex amalgam of stuff what stops the universe falling in on us."

Read more: http://aspie-girl.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/theres-no-such-thing-as-rhetorical.html
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When I was pregnant with my youngest boy Alex, every 100th boy was getting the autism diagnosis... but that wasn't my world...
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"Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human." ~ Dr. Albert Ellis Welcome! Our community is dedicated to the Autism Acceptance movement; supporting the empowerment of autistic individuals, encouraging self-advocacy and promoting our fundamental belief that: All persons are worthy of appreciation and respect without discrimination as to abilities, age, culture, education, ethnicity, gender, nationality, race, religious beliefs, political opinions, sexual orientation or socio-economic class. The idea of changing the public, private and not-for profit sector emphasis from "Autism Awareness" to Autism Acceptance will need the dedication and organization of many individuals to make this cause a reality. We believe that everyone can agree that Autism Acceptance is needed in our society to improve the lives of individuals living with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. ​ Disclaimer: The information posted on ALL of the of Autism Acceptance community topics should not be considered medical or mental health advice, nor is it intended to replace consultation with a qualified physician or other mental health care service provider. All third party links are provided for convenience purposes only and does not constitute endorsement.
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Amanda J Harrington

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The real, real, real you. No, not that one, the other one.

"Why do people so readily believe they are not seeing the real person? Is it the aspie nature to disguise and hide beneath multiple facades? Or is the brutally blunt persona so different from what people expect, they refuse to believe it's the right one?

To have someone say they want to really get to know you is tantamount to them poking you in the gut or pulling you on the nose and saying, 'It's a costume, isn't it? Go on, where's the zip? Let's see what you really look like!'"

Read more: http://aspie-girl.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/the-real-real-real-you-no-not-that-one.html
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Jenny Fury

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Thank you to everyone for the amazing support!!
 
A Post Of Gratitude
This weekend my family has experienced a degree of support and love that we never expected.  I can't even begin to express how thankful we are, and how loved we feel. For autism awareness month, one of the local service dog organizations ran a "contest" for...
This weekend my family has experienced a degree of support and love that we never expected.  I can't even begin to express how thankful we are, and how loved we feel. For autism awareness month, one of the local service dog o...
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Hi guy, I have a 5 yr old on the high functioning end of the spectrum. He was diagnosed at 2 and a half to be moderate to severe. He wasnt supposed to talk. He is now in a regular kindergarden class with very few developmental delays. He does have a mitochondrial disorder that was introduced by vaccine poisoning. This is a recent debate of sorts I had with a pro vaccination youtuber. I think it went fairly well :)
 
I wasn't sure what to expect when I sat down with Tiffany (one of YouTube's notorious anti-vaxers) for a chat that ended up covering every vaccine myth and misnomer I knew of, plus a few new ones that left me wondering. Once upon a time the official anti-vax rant was to blame Bill Gates and mercury based preservatives on ASD, but like most conspiracy, the goalpost keeps moving when the facts are revealed and the legend needs to evolve to keep things exciting. Needless to say, I'm not buying 99% of it, but Tiffany M seemed reasonable and sincere and it's certainly hard to argue that parents could use some education. On those points I think we both agreed.

I have no doubt that this once fringe issue has gained enough traction with the idiot masses, that a public debate is almost certain to make its way to the 2016 Presidential Campaigns and beyond.

+Hit VoD up on Twitter https://twitter.com/OfficialVoD
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Amanda J Harrington

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The unexpected horror of social niceties.

"I followed him through to the living room and, despite my horror, invited him to sit down. No, he would stand. Which meant I had to stand because I'm short enough already and I hate sitting down and talking to a person who is standing up. Except that as I stood there, my toes decided to go in and out of joint. So I was trying to talk and listen and not gurn at the man as he told me...lots about himself and his work and all the things people tell each other.

I stood as he talked and joined in somewhat, all the time wondering if he was staying for the full visit. And how long was the full visit? And was he going to eventually sit down for the rest of the afternoon?

And if he did, what would happen to Rupert's walk? Or our trip to the shop? Would I end up taking the dad to the shop and on the walk? Was it acceptable to make him go?"

Read more: http://aspie-girl.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/the-unexpected-horror-of-social-niceties.html
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Derek Warren

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Have any of you (or a loved one with high functioning Autism) ever attempted to pursue a career and discover that it was far from ideal?

https://dwarren57.wordpress.com/2015/04/29/you-can-do-this-you-cant-do-that/
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I went into the military, because my choice was that or starve. I did really well there in meeting and exceeding the standard, but my social challenges made me become a hermit the entire time. After the Army it was drifting from one dead end low skill job to another as I struggled through school. Once I got my associates, I also got a break and was advocated for on the inside to go work at the world's leader in trading software. I worked there for seven great years as an engineer and analyst, and worked my way up. But was laid off with a new CEO taking the reigns who wanted a downsize and to get rid of those who were not apart of his circle. Almost a year later, I got another amazing break, heading up a crash project for a fortune 500 company. Was a great year, really developed my technical skills, but more so developed an ability to lead I would never have believed I had, and exceeded everyone's expectations by doing in nine months what they thought would take eighteen. About three months later I was out the door, and near two years on I am back to going from low skill, low pay position to position making less than I did when I got out of the Army, now with a wife and two kids.

Sad fact is, the corporate world, in a down economy is a very difficult place to keep a career going even when you're delivering results. If more than one person is in a room, there are politics, and when you have social deficits like many on the spectrum do, well, life isn't fair, or just. And society with it's bias sure as Hell doesn't improve the situation.

But I am near forty. And I am genuinely hopeful that it will be different for those on the spectrum, born now, as society continues to realize we exist and that we are worth taking chances on as employees.
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New research shows a gender difference in the diagnosis of children with autism. http://bit.ly/1zkU89F
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Autistic Gaming

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Hey ladies and Gents!
I am AutisticGaming, i am a 28year old male from Essex England who was diagnosed with Symantic Pragmatic Disorder on the Aspergers Syndrome at the age of 5.  I help raise autism awareness and acceptance where i think we autistics get the worst abuse... the video gaming community., by live streaming video games while educating, answering questions and discussing problems or miss-conceptions the public might have.

I am currently doing a 1 month #WorldAutismAwarenessMonth live stream where i take charity donations for the +National Autistic Society and i plan on it ending this weekend.  The link below is where it is happening. I have raised so far £36.64 and i am not giving up my drive to help the autistic community and families after this event.  I do regular events in which the public can donate to the cause.
I would greatly appreciate it if you would drop by, register and hit the follow button, as that is a great way to support myself and gives me the encouragement to keep on doing what i love doing the most!

Much love
AutisticGaming
!Donate ALL donations go STRAIGHT to #NationalAutisticSociety for #WorldAutismAwarenessMonth 27/03 To 04/05 !
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