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Quirks and autistic attributes

Let's talk about quirks, in connection with autism spectrum conditions. A quirk is a little difference, or something unusual – the Cambridge English Dictionary describes it as: ‘An unusual habit or part of someone's personality, or something that is strange and...

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Why are autists irritating to other individuals? Examining: confused first impressions; NTs’ reluctance to interact with ‘different’ people; as well as autists’ quirks & behaviours, and ‘failure to be neurotypical’

We wanted to write an article about not only interactions between autistic individuals and the people around them (of any neurology); but more importantly, how we as autistics deal with these interactions. Specifically, this article looks at some of the negative...

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“I promised I would change and I did” – did Professor Tony Attwood’s autism conference pacify the #actuallyautistic community?

‘Tony Attwood – What you need to know about Autism’, 15th May 2019. With the Association for Child And Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)’s logo looming large behind the stage in Sheffield, and serving as a reminder that today was about improving understanding of mental health issues, Professor Tony Atwood was faced with a challenge. Would Professor Attwood, a seasoned speaker, continue the rhetoric that has included the disparagement of autistic individuals, in order to get a laugh?

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