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#AutismPositivity2014: I Autobiogra-blog

It’s Autism Positivity Day, and I’ve officially joined the #AutismPositivity2014 flashblog by inaugurating a piece of life-writing: AutAc Expressions of Positivity: #AutismPositivity2014. I’m entirely certain I don’t need another writing project in my life right now, but here it is – … Continue reading

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Language as Meeting-Space and the Symbolic Order

In my recently-drafted seminar paper for poetry, I argued that poetic language may offer a “common ground” in which to draw autistic writers and allistic readers together.  In the currently-underway seminar paper for theory, I’m attempting to articulate a theoretical … Continue reading

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In Which I Impute Some Thoughts on Theory of Mind to a Self-Reflexive Actor

Today has been one of those days in which time goes twice as fast as it ought, with the result that it is noon and I am only just sitting down with stacks of research.As part of the Epic Quest … Continue reading

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What Makes Autism Worth Having

Julia Bascom has a blog post, “The Obsessive Joy of Autism,” which I love and to which I’ve linked repeatedly.  Her post should be read in its entirety. The lines in Julia’s post that I keep coming back to, and … Continue reading

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Implications

The other day, I was tweeting about this question of “can the (autistic) subaltern speak?” when one thing hit me that hadn’t occurred to me before: If I’m going down this road, I have to be professionally “out” about my … Continue reading

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Can the (Autistic) Subaltern Speak?

Some months ago, I shelved this paper topic.  I did so for several reasons. I didn’t know quite what I was trying to say; I had a sneaking suspicion I ought to be focusing on something that more clearly related … Continue reading

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How to Talk While Autistic

Alternate Title, “Why You Should Look Elsewhere for Inspiring Autistics.” I suck at communicating. This hasn’t been obvious to me the past several years, because I’ve spent the past several years working from home and having 99 percent of my … Continue reading

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