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Neuro-typical Privilege

I've started a blog that deals strictly with Autism and Anxiety and how my life, and others are affected by it while living in a near-typical world. Please feel free to follow my new blog and share it. If you would like to share something that's happened to you as a non-neuro-typical individual, please feel… Continue reading Neuro-typical Privilege

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Medical Nightmare

The recurring theme in healthcare when it comes to being transgender is either lack of knowledge or outright discrimination, both of which I have experienced at the hands of doctors sworn to first do no harm according to the Hippocratic oath traditionally taken by doctors. The most recent case of discrimination I've experienced has been… Continue reading Medical Nightmare

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#SheCantBeAutistic

I can't count how many times I have had someone tell me that I couldn't possibly be autistic because I didn't "act" like it. I have even had people tell me that my son wasn't autistic by one of his previous teachers because "she knew autism and she just didn't see it" in my son.… Continue reading #SheCantBeAutistic

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Autism, Anxiety and Public Meltdowns

So I am left to wonder if Sam’s Club really cares about it’s disabled members. It’s clear from the behaviour of the representatives today that they don’t listen to their members with autism when they clearly communicate that they are unable to do something.

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FB Group: Autistic Adults

Being autistic is a challenge that can be very trying even on your best day. From my experience, people don’t generally think like I do or even process information the same way I do. Bluntly put, I am the odd man out when compared with society. Due to my trouble with noise, I cannot live… Continue reading FB Group: Autistic Adults

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Reflection

I will be glad when 2015 is over, this has been the worse year of my life by far. The entire year I’ve spent dealing with one clusterfuck after another, and the day before Christmas was just hell. I am depressed and have to keep reminding myself what I have to live for. I found… Continue reading Reflection