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Fernanda Santana’s Speech at the United Stations

Thank you very much, it’s an honor to be here. My name is Fernanda Santana, I’m a Brazilian autistic self-advocate, member of Abraça, the Brazilian Association of Action for the Rights of Autistic People, and I’d like to thank our … Continue reading

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Autism at the United Nations: An Interview with Self-Advocate Fernanda Santana

Leia em português Translated by Catherine V. Howard A few weeks ago, the United Nations held the Ninth Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The meeting was … Continue reading

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A PERSON IS NOT A FUNCTION

Leia em português “Elizabeth J. (Ibby) Grace is a usually-speaking Autistic activist and Assistant Professor of Education at National Louis University in Chicago, where she lives in the suburbs with her family. She blogs at tinygracenotes.blogspot.com and is an editor … Continue reading

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AUTISTIC AS A RECLAIMED WORD

Most adults on the spectrum prefer to be called autistic, rather thana person with autism or a person who has autism. The general consensus is that autism is not a separable entity. To be “with” something or to “have” something … Continue reading

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COMMUNICATION IS MORE THAN WORDS

Português Today’s author is Cristiana Giulia Calderan Bell. She was diagnosed as Austistic when she was 41 and she also has a son in the spectrum. Bell’s blog is called Sonnolenta… A Neurodivergent Journey and you can find todays story in … Continue reading

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INSPIRATIONAL PORN AND STELLA YOUNG

Português I was afraid this post could cause a little discomfort, but maybe I’m wrong. The problem is that I never liked inspirational stories very much. They always made me a little bit uneasy and it got worse after autism … Continue reading

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Disobedience

 Another one by Amy Sequenzia. A very eye-opening piece for those who care about an autistic person. Originally posted here My Uncooperative Body Amy Sequenzia  Stubborn. Not very reliable. Hard to manage. This is my body. Sometimes it feels like … Continue reading

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Love, No Matter What — Ted Talk by Andrew Solomon

Portuguese Hey! So, this post is a little different. There is no text by an autistic person translated by me, but ever since I started this project this one Ted Talk I watched last year has not left my mind. … Continue reading

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Ido Kedar’s Speech

Português Ido Kedar learned to communicate by typing when he was 12. He is now finishing High School and plans to go to College next year. In 2012 he published a book called “Ido in Autismland”. The speech below was … Continue reading

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Love, Not Fear – Amy Sequenzia

Portugês Activist, writer and poet. This is how Amy Sequenzia describes herself in her blog,  Non-Speaking Autistic Speaking. For those who follow autism blogs in the U.S., it is not rare to bump into one of her articles, essays and poems, … Continue reading

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