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Stop Diagnosing Donald

Dear Discourse-loving intellectuals,

Please stop trying to diagnose Donald Trump. Now.

I understand the desire to put a name to the way he behaves, I truly do. 376 more words

Polly Ticks

Sharing the (good) news.

I thought I would share here what I shared with one side of my family – we have a “group chat” on Facebook so I posted it to all of them at once. 386 more words

The Value of Neurodiversity

I am (temporarily) working with a population of developmentally disabled adults of all functioning levels. This population is extremely vulnerable and subject to horrifying levels of trauma, and yet, they are some of the most honest and kind people I have ever met. 1,068 more words

Mental Illness

"Everyone's Been There": A Dangerous Myth

BY CHELSEA RICCHIO

Let me preface this post by acknowledging a universal truth of life – everyone has gone through tough shit or will at some point in the future. 1,145 more words

Mental Health

PDA and communication

Communication. 85% non verbal, 15% verbal.

There’s speech, tone of voice, body language, facial movements, body stance, terminology, hand movements, timing, lies, literal and non literal meanings, eye movement, other verbal noises, silence and pauses between speaking. 2,218 more words

PDA

A Philosophy of Natural Movement, Part 1

This is a long multi-part essay on the experience of being autistic, the process of gaining the label, and the nightmare (especially the last two years,  3,740 more words

Essay