The Green Anole
I've been trying to figure out how to get in touch with the Central Ohio chapter of ASAN with no luck. Any ideas?

autisticadvocacy:

Unfortunately, the current status of the Central Ohio chapter is effectively defunct.

However we would love to have someone re-establish it! If you are interested, please email chapters@autisticadvocacy.org. The chapter coordinator is currently out on leave, but she should be back next week. 

Same goes for anyone who wants to start a new chapter as well! chapters@autisticadvocacy.org is the email to poke at!

My third grade teacher called my mother and said, ‘Ms. Cox, your son is going to end up in New Orleans in a dress if we don’t get him into therapy.’ And wouldn’t you know, just last week I spoke at Tulane University, and I wore a LOVELY green and black dress.
Laverne Cox, speaking at the University of Kentucky (via so-nyeo-shi-daze)
catsofinstagram:

From @leepyu_cat: “She was still half asleep” #catsofinstagram [source: http://ift.tt/1nr9bZA ]

catsofinstagram:

From @leepyu_cat: “She was still half asleep” #catsofinstagram [source: http://ift.tt/1nr9bZA ]

gaywrites:

The biggest newspaper in Minnesota ran this ad in its Sunday edition.
It was placed by the anti-LGBT Minnesota Child Protection League in response to a proposed policy that would allow trans high school athletes to play on teams that correspond with their gender identity.
It reads: “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter. Are YOU ok with that?” In a full-page ad.  
This is the Minnesota Star Tribune. Cancel your subscription. Call them out on Twitter. Raise hell.

Arrrrrrrgh. Yeah. Let’s make some noise.

gaywrites:

The biggest newspaper in Minnesota ran this ad in its Sunday edition.

It was placed by the anti-LGBT Minnesota Child Protection League in response to a proposed policy that would allow trans high school athletes to play on teams that correspond with their gender identity.

It reads: “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter. Are YOU ok with that?” In a full-page ad.  

This is the Minnesota Star Tribune. Cancel your subscription. Call them out on Twitter. Raise hell.

Arrrrrrrgh. Yeah. Let’s make some noise.

asanvancouver:

Yesterday ASAN Vancouver held a protest against Autism Speaks during their walk at Science World / Olympic Village. It was pretty fantastic.

We arrived at around 9am, gathered together and chose a spot along the route where the participants would be able to see us. For a…

al-grave:

These chocolate chips look like tiny pipes.

al-grave:

These chocolate chips look like tiny pipes.

pleatedjeans:

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neuroatypically-speaking:

goldenheartedrose:

autisticlynx:

autisticbobsaginowski:

Today in unhelpful-as-fuck headlines.
In other news, cars cost more than bookshelves, but why the hell are you comparing them to begin with?

part of why it’s so expensive is that parents stick their kids in useless and abusive therapies, too
and education is probably more expensive in general because mainstream education is tailored to NTs while the rest of us have to shell out more or struggle through an already faulty system

Basically all of this.

Ugh, that headline is clickbait. As it says right underneath…people with autism live. Cancer, strokes, and heart disease all have a tendency to kill. Of course something that lasts your whole life is going to be more costly than something that tends to kill you quickly.
You know what else costs more than cancer, strokes, and heart disease?
JUST PLAIN BEING FUCKING ALIVE.
Life is expensive, especially in countries like America where everyone thinks taxes are evil. 

neuroatypically-speaking:

goldenheartedrose:

autisticlynx:

autisticbobsaginowski:

Today in unhelpful-as-fuck headlines.

In other news, cars cost more than bookshelves, but why the hell are you comparing them to begin with?

part of why it’s so expensive is that parents stick their kids in useless and abusive therapies, too

and education is probably more expensive in general because mainstream education is tailored to NTs while the rest of us have to shell out more or struggle through an already faulty system

Basically all of this.

Ugh, that headline is clickbait. As it says right underneath…people with autism live. Cancer, strokes, and heart disease all have a tendency to kill. Of course something that lasts your whole life is going to be more costly than something that tends to kill you quickly.

You know what else costs more than cancer, strokes, and heart disease?

JUST PLAIN BEING FUCKING ALIVE.

Life is expensive, especially in countries like America where everyone thinks taxes are evil.