More devoted to order than justice.

Tone Policing Martin Luther King Jr, in his Letter from Birmingham Jail, complained that he was gravely disappointed with the white moderate who was interested more in order than in justice, condemning this form of silencing. This is what is meant by tone policing. Have you ever told someone that you will listen to them if …

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“Challenging behaviour” and autistic people.

"Challenging behaviour" and autistic people. A Twitter thread by Ann Memmott, @AnnMemmott, from 8th October 2018, blogged with permission. Autism.  Challenging Behaviour.  A thread. I see a lot of people writing about 'challenging behaviour' from autistic people.  Autism does not cause any 'challenging behaviour'. Let me explain what I mean by this.... 3:50 PM - …

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The worst place in the world to be autistic (probably)

Airports – a rant An airport is a bad place to be if you are autistic. The bright lights, the constant bombardment with announcements, the garish displays from duty-free stalls whose bold colours clash with the blandness of the rest of the building. And you are stuck there. They are up there visually with churches …

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Though there’s pain in the offering, blessed be your name – James 1

Blessed be Your name On the road marked with suffering Though there's pain in the offering Blessed be Your name1 Blessed be your name in the road marked with suffering Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield, Sunday 14 October 2018 A tired day at church. Linda and I had arrived home at 2.30am after holidaying on the …

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Stimming: Self-stimulating behaviour and me

Stimming Stimming is a repetitive behaviour done mostly by people with autism, but not exclusively. It is short for self-stimulating behaviour and is stereotypical in people with autism. It is a repetitive behaviour which helps calm us down while at the same time probably irritating the hell out of you. It is characterised by flapping …

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