Functioning labels are
useless

F
O
R

the autistic
person.

We don’t wake up every morning and think:
“I am so
low-functioning,

I feel
so sorry
for myself,

I
am
too needy

and I don’t
really
have a chance to be
valued”.

We wake up
and face the life
we have,
being the best
we can be.

If we have any hidden
abilities, they will remain
hidden.

Or we might show some special talent
but if we still look weird
or too different from our peers, we are
still pitied,
as if we are under constant
suffering.

And we don’t wake up
every morning and think:
“I am so high-functioning,
I look almost normal

. Today I will try to be normal,
like my peers.
I want to be just like them,
indistinguishable from them”.

We wake up
and face the life we have,
being the best
we can be.

"Life is like a camera. 
Focus on what’s important,
Capture the good times. 
Develop from the negatives, 
And if things don’t work out,
Take another shot"

(Via  reddit)

"Life is like a camera. Focus on what’s important, Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives, And if things don’t work out, Take another shot"

(Via reddit)

"A sign seen in Luxembourg for a car parking space, translates as "If you take my place then take my disability"." (by bencracknell on reddit)

"A sign seen in Luxembourg for a car parking space, translates as "If you take my place then take my disability"." (by bencracknell on reddit)

Dr John Dingley - A AT hacker

Check out some of Johns instructables too : http://m.instructables.com/member/XenonJohn/. Great stuff.

Just got back from ISAAC in Lisbon. The next one is in Toronto. Time to learn some sign language

Not sure how this passed me by. Check out more on Martin Finn and the whole “Autisms got Talent 2012” on google.

"TOO MANY STEPS!"

Fab. More info on the Go Baby Go project here with a nice manual on how-to here.

The ramblings of a mad person. So I figure I can do something as a weekend bit of fun and do a Open source version of a Tandem Master using a Teensy. There is some code to work from (see the bitbucket listed here)

My soldering is shoddy. I’m going to hold my breath and try and dig deep to do some C to make this work - if you fancy giving me a hand I’m all ears (NB: There is a real need to get this working. It is for fun but there are users who need this..)

The ramblings of a mad person. So I figure I can do something as a weekend bit of fun and do a Open source version of a Tandem Master using a Teensy. There is some code to work from (see the bitbucket listed here)

My soldering is shoddy. I’m going to hold my breath and try and dig deep to do some C to make this work - if you fancy giving me a hand I’m all ears (NB: There is a real need to get this working. It is for fun but there are users who need this..)

theotsiproject:

Terrific visual of handwriting grips. #OT #Handwriting #Grips

theotsiproject:

Terrific visual of handwriting grips. #OT #Handwriting #Grips

Real classy inclusion Mr Photographer
"If you want to take my parking, take my disability" 
Sign in Saudi.

"If you want to take my parking, take my disability" Sign in Saudi.

I keep getting picked up on my pronunciation of town names up in Manchester and I think of this.

I keep getting picked up on my pronunciation of town names up in Manchester and I think of this.