purplewowies: Lately, when I’ve seen “Always unique totally intelligent sometimes mysterious”, I’ve been thinking that I want to don a trenchcoat and fedora and stand conspicuously in a public location. Then, when someone asks why, I’ll shout, with no explanation, “I’M SOMETIMES MYSTERIOUS!”
Autistic Hoya: TEH EEBIL AUTIZMS →
A deconstruction of doom-and-gloom autism rhetoric, dripping with sarcasm.
(Oops…I accidentally queued the wrong post from autistichedgehog last night and didn’t notice till this morning! Deleting it because, although the one I blogged was a little amusing, I meant to post a far funnier one. Which I’m about to post.)
tal9000: Say, I’ve kept rodents. How old should my mouse be before I start wondering if the reason it hasn’t picked up any of its caretakers’ language is because it’s autistic? (For the record, the curator of this blog tracks #actuallyautistic, and occasionally checks #autism when not already in a complete state of frustration.)
mommy-cuteella: FUCKING AUTISTICS! No, no, I was referring to how the child I’m carrying was created.
codeman38: I so want to do something playing on the syntactic ambiguity of the oft-encountered “I love a person with autism.” Namely, the fact that “with” can be read as a dependent of “love” rather than of “person.” “I love a person with autism. He’s allistic, but I love him with all my autism.” (Person-first language: because it’s not only clumsier, it also adds new ambiguities!)
ineedamandahugandkiss: FYI, I keep my autism in a jar beside my bed, just saying…
With the person who diagnosed me
mommy-cuteella: I know I’d say, “What’s up, [First Name]? Do you remember me? I’m back, now with more children for the autistic legion! I didn’t enjooooooooy yoooooooou. Am I going to enjooooooooy you more this time?” I’m so ridiculous.
So I have a neurotypical brother (two, in fact)...
ineedamandahugandkiss: And I’m just so damn sad, because they just don’t get things. Like how awesome stimming is. Or all the wonderfully sneaky ways to avoid eye contact. They’re both just so beautiful, and they both have a beautiful soul, but I really wish they’d stop being neurotypical. I wish there was no such thing as being neurotypical, like it would make my life so much easier, you...
Tone It Down Taupe this April →
sherlocksflataffect: A counter demonstration, sort of, to Light It Up Blue and all the alarmist rhetoric around autism. Silly but no really let’s do this. Still cracking up at this. Especially the “this person loves someone lacking autism” banner. And the googly eyes. Can’t forget the googly eyes.
Because I’m a busy person without enough free time to actively seek out funny things, I’ve just added a Submit page to the blog. Feel free to send any amusing posts/links there!
not-allistic: think-for-the-next-generation: Using electronics at a young age can cause Autism, Alzheimer reduction of IQ, and potentially can cause obesity. - Psychologist, Aric Sigman Well, damn. On the one hand, autism! But on the other, Alzheimer’s and low IQ. Is the chance of autism worth the risk of Alzheimers?
metapianycist: I like how Autism Speaks likes comparing autism to cancer, diabetes and AIDS.
lunasspecto: I gave this guy autism through sex.
lunasspecto: Now he needs some insulin shots for his autism.
caffeineandcarpaltunnel: deaf-autie: codeman38: It continues to amaze me how many people don’t grasp that autistic children, miracle of miracles, grow up into autistic adults! I mean, really. What’s supposed to happen? We disappear at age 18? We’re ~magically~ cured the exact moment that adulthood strikes? We’re in a perpetual Peter Pan state and stay childlike even after age 18? (Though...
REMEMBER WHEN AUTISM?
Some allistic person on Tumblr's #light it up blue tag: Wear blue tomorrow to remember autism!
Me: "Remember" autism?
lunasspecto: Yeah, it was a thing that happened once.
lunasspecto: Remember that awkward moment when autism?
Ramblings of a Conuly - Well, it's April first,... →
Great snark on why awareness isn’t enough. And some great comments about the general state of autism awareness, too. Edited to add: See also the 2011, 2010, and 2009 iterations.
I’m telling you, it’s the handflapping. Allistics seem to confuse it for us...– p-3a, in a reply to this post by illhaveasalute
nobody-nowhere: Today I went to the coffee shop with my sisters, who are not autistic, bless their hearts. It was so inspiring how they could sit there in that noisy coffee shop without getting overwhelmed or having sensory overload. My younger sister was even able to read without being distracted by the background noise and conversations. Wow! My non-autistic sisters are so brave and courageous...
::taps mic:: Testing, testing... is this thing on?
As I’ve continued to browse the autism-related tags on Tumblr over the past year or so, I’ve been noticing something. Namely: there’s a lot of stuff out there on Tumblr that quite readily disproves the old canard that people on the autism spectrum don’t have a sense of humor. Seriously. It’s one of those things you hear all the time. ‘Autistic people have no...