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officialdaddyegbert:

I love it when younger girls look up to older girls as role models and heroes. I love it when older girls enthusiastically support and protect younger girls. I love it when girls are psyched about the skills and accomplishments of other girls, I love it when girls compliment each other, take care of each other, encourage each other. I love it when girls realize how awesome and important they are. I love it when girls are fuckin’ pumped about girls.

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Something I wonder about that you might have thoughts on - I have ADHD, and sensory issues, but like, looking at the diagnostic criteria, I don't have autism, I just have a heck of a lot of stuff in common with it. I tend to hang out with lots of autistic people, and a lot of people just assume I am, so when it comes to autistic exclusive stuff, is it ok for me to say 'close enough' and turn up, or should I back off?

Asked by Anonymous

if you don’t identify as autistic you shouldn’t be in autistic spaces unless it’s not specifically for autistic people. like just it being a sensory friendly/neuroatypical space is cool. but if you dont ID as autie dont participate

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Learn how to maintain privacy and anonymity online.

Material will be as non-technical and simple as possible.

While this has not been broadly promoted, it is a free and open/public event. Bring friends if you want.

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Age requirement on the ASAN project offer?

Asked by Anonymous

Nope. :)

Shoot me an email at idempsey@autisticadvocacy.org if you’re interested/want to learn more/have questions! (It helps kep things organized, Tumblr eats my messages sometimes argh)

are you aware of the Chicago IWW member who advocated for rape as a war tactic on Reddit?

Asked by Anonymous

Yes. We’ve been dealing with this issue for months now.

They weren’t advocating for rape. What they WERE doing was challenging people in the thread who were glorifying the Spanish Civil War to follow their praise to its logical conclusion.

The FW in question doesn’t support rape. They never have. They’ve actually been incredibly supportive to me and other survivors in the branch when we’ve had PTSD episodes.

The entirety of this situation has been reduced to something completely absurd. Not only that, but constitutionally, I can’t give you any more details. We’ll be putting a long piece in the Industrial Worker soon if you want more of a response from the branch.

you know who self-diagnoses something like autism? those special kind of people on tumblr that think having a disease is like getting a merit badge and they have to fill up one of those scout sashes. pls love yourself & ask for more certified beings

Asked by Anonymous

beautifuloutlier:

Why is info on autistic self-management so bloody hard to come by compared to stuff for other disabilities? Like even orgs with whole categories for autistic adults just focus on access to legal protections and maybe assisted communication. Things that are widely discussed in the autistic community, like stim toys and sound therapy, seem conspicuously absent from resources even when those resources are compiled by or with the help of autistic people.

And Google is fucking impenetrable because its rankings are flooded with mainstream autism-as-childhood-illness stuff.

Seriously like we need to compile a list of useful online resources and have it hosted by ASAN or something so it’s relatively easily findable. Because this is bollocks. For my bipolar a Google search and a few clicks gets me to booklets describing stuff other people have found helpful in self-management. For autism it’s impossible to get past the cacophony of bollocks psychology and self-advocates being angry at bollocks psychology to actually get at anything useful.

hi fun fact

I am Communications Coordinator for ASAN and I just started a project called the Neurodiversity Reference Desk which will be a MASSIVE WIKI AND HOST OF GUIDES/HANDBOOKS 

I HAVE HEARD YOUR PRAYERS AND I AM HERE FOR YOU

Calling all autistic (that includes self-dx!!) writers, graphic designers, and general creative types!! Wanna join ASAN’s comm team AND DO AWESOME PROJECTS WITH ME?

ianthe:

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HELLO FRIENDS!!!

I am once again putting out the call for any autistic people (yes, that includes self-dxers! And people who are afraid they’re “not autistic enough!” you are all welcome!!!) who might be interested in joining the Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s volunteer comm team!

read on, and then message me OR email me at idempsey@autisticadvocacy.org

I’m spearheading a bunch of super awesome projects and am working personally with every member of my team to create assignments that fit their life schedules and still let them contribute to some of the most awesome self-advocacy work being done!

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SO!

If you are a writer - we produce all types of things! Handbooks, self-advocacy guides, tipsheets, and we’re about to embark on an epic journey to start creating the first of its kind one-stop-shop for all information/guides related to neurodiversity! (LET ME TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT!)

If you are a graphic designer - we gotta make our publications look beautiful and want to feature your illustrations!

Please signal boost this, and especially let any of your autistic non-American friends know that they’re welcome too! I really want to start developing resources for people outside of the US.

It’s totally online, you can be anywhere! We have members from age 17-52! 

WANNA VOLUNTEER TO WORK WITH ME AND A BUNCH OF OTHER AWESOME AUTIES?

MESSAGE ME OR EMAIL ME! idempsey@autisticadvocacy.org

I LOVE ALL OF YOU YOU ARE BEAUTIFuL

Calling all autistic (that includes self-dx!!) writers, graphic designers, and general creative types!! Wanna join ASAN’s comm team AND DO AWESOME PROJECTS WITH ME?

image

HELLO FRIENDS!!!

I am once again putting out the call for any autistic people (yes, that includes self-dxers! And people who are afraid they’re “not autistic enough!” you are all welcome!!!) who might be interested in joining the Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s volunteer comm team!

read on, and then message me OR email me at idempsey@autisticadvocacy.org

I’m spearheading a bunch of super awesome projects and am working personally with every member of my team to create assignments that fit their life schedules and still let them contribute to some of the most awesome self-advocacy work being done!

image

SO!

If you are a writer - we produce all types of things! Handbooks, self-advocacy guides, tipsheets, and we’re about to embark on an epic journey to start creating the first of its kind one-stop-shop for all information/guides related to neurodiversity! (LET ME TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT!)

If you are a graphic designer - we gotta make our publications look beautiful and want to feature your illustrations!

Please signal boost this, and especially let any of your autistic non-American friends know that they’re welcome too! I really want to start developing resources for people outside of the US.

It’s totally online, you can be anywhere! We have members from age 17-52! 

WANNA VOLUNTEER TO WORK WITH ME AND A BUNCH OF OTHER AWESOME AUTIES?

MESSAGE ME OR EMAIL ME! idempsey@autisticadvocacy.org

I LOVE ALL OF YOU YOU ARE BEAUTIFuL

ADHD + The Internet

ianthe:

Now also reachable at http://tinyurl.com/adhdlist !

Last updated: 14 October 2014

I think I’m gonna start maintaining a list of all the awesome things I find to help me manage my ADHD, so I can have them all in one place. Hopefully my journey of learning how to cope with my ADHD can help other people out too!

Anything I add to the list will be 100% free, because the last thing I’m going to do is ask my fellow ADHDers to try to manage their money for the sake of being able to manage their ADHD. That’s just not right.

Managing Distractions:

  • StayFocusd - Productivity extension that helps you stay focused on work by restricting the amount of time you can spend on time-wasting websites. Once your allotted time has been used up, the sites you have blocked will be inaccessible for the rest of the day. Highly configurable.
  • KeepMeOut - Warns you if you visit a website more than once in a set period of time
  • RescueTime Lite - Helps you identify inefficiencies by showing you how you spend your time on the computer
  • Clearly/Readability/Instapaper - Tools to help make sites around the Internet easier to read and free from clutter
  • ZenWriter - Full screen writing program with customizable appearance. You can drag your own music into the program and have it create a writing playlist, and you can also change the typing sound! It autosaves and you can print straight from it. Great for minimizing distractions.
  • 12 Hours of White Noise - YouTube video. Good for blocking out other distracting noises, fades into the background after a few minutes
  • SimplyNoise - Noise generator website with color sliders to change the frequency of the noise generated for different effects
  • Buddha Machine - Continuous loop of meditative sounds
  • TimeMe Looping Timer - Google “Pomodoro Technique” to find out more about how periods of working/taking breaks helps increase productivity
  • Coffitivity - Research shows it’s pretty hard to be creative in a quiet space, and a loud workplace can be frustrating and distracting. But the mix of calm and commotion in an environment like a coffee house is proven to be just what you need to get those creative juices flowing. Coffitivity: enough noise to work.


 Inattentiveness/Forgetfulness:

  • Tab WranglerAllows you to set a specific time (ex. 20 minutes) after which unused tabs will be closed. Keeps track of tabs that have been closed, but form data isn’t saved, which makes Lazarus a good companion extension
  • Page Snooze - Page Snooze can help manage tab overload by allowing you to snooze tabs for up to two weeks, after which they will pop back up in your browser
  • Lazarus-  Saves form data to eliminate those “oh #@$%!” moments when you accidentally close a tab or hit submit and get an error message
  • PhoneMyPhone - Put in your number, it calls your phone. It’s what I use when I misplace my cell phone, but you can also use it for reminders/wakeup calls!
  • Any.DO - Keep your to-do list handy and synced. Simple, elegant, effective.
  • Wunderlist - Free to-do list app and website that syncs your lists to the cloud and has the ability to share tass with other people to help you get more done! 
  • Chrome Notepad - Simple notepad that syncs with Chrome that I’ve found really helpful for just keeping track of all the things I’m currently working on - I tend to start working on something, remember something else I’m working on, and forget what the first thing was for several hours

Motivation/Dedication:

  • HabitRPG - My current FAVE. HabitRPG is an open-source habit building program that treats your life like a Role Playing Game. 
  • SuperBetterSuperBetter is a tool created by game designers and backed by science. Playing SuperBetter helps build personal resilience: the ability to stay strong, motivated, and optimistic even in the face of difficult challenges. Resilience has a powerful effect on health—by boosting physical and emotional well-being. Resilience also helps you achieve your life goals—by strengthening your social support and increasing your stamina, willpower, and focus. 
  • Beeminder - Goal software. Anything quantifiable works — weight, pushups, number of cigarettes, or how long it takes you to bike to work. Answer with your number when Beeminder asks and it’ll show your progress and a Yellow Brick Road to follow to stay on track. If you go off track, you pledge money to stay on the road the next time. If you go off track again, they charge you. (All right, this one’s not 100% free - but that’s on you!)
  • Fitocracy - Fitocracy’s mission is to make fitness a more fun, more addictive experience. Play Fitocracy to beat challenges, push your boundaries, and show your friends who’s boss. Get addicted to your fitness.
  • HabitForge - It takes at least 21 days to form a habit. HabitForge checks in daily by email to see how you did the day before. You can either “Go solo” or “Join a Group” of people who are working on a similar goal as you.
  • Written? Kitten! - Shows you a new picture of a kitten for every 100, 200, 500, or 1000 words you write! If that isn’t motivation, I don’t know what is.
  • Challenge Accepted - Challenge Accepted is a web-based productivity app for people who love the structure of role-playing games (RPGs). What structure do we mean? Quests, experience points, leveling up, skills, achievements… that sort of thing! Challenge Accepted takes all of those RPG trappings and applies them to your to-do list. The result? Your to-do list becomes a Quest Log, and you become a brave adventurer!
  • Chains.cc - Create a chain for any habit you want to keep up and mark it daily so you see the chain grow. You can customize the chain color and images!

Organization/Management:

  • Doodle - Website for easy scheduling. Trying to find a time to meet up for a group project with 5 other people? Have everybody fill in the times they’re available on Doodle, and then you can see what time would work best. Much better than bouncing emails and texts back and forth.
  • Evernote - Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your everyday life using your computer, phone, tablet and the web. Save notes, web clips, files, and images, and sync all of these between all of your devices.
  • Mint - Pulls all your financial accounts into one place. Set a budget, track your goals and do more with your money.
  • Expensify/Expensify Web Receipts - Create receipts for your online purchases in two clicks. The Expensify Web Receipts extension uploads the current webpage as a receipt to your Expensify account, so you can do “expense reports that don’t suck!” 
  • Cacoo - User friendly online drawing tool that allows you to create a variety of diagrams such as site maps, wire frames, UML and network charts.
  • draw.io - Another online diagram drawing tool
  • SmartyPig SmartyPig is a unique savings program that was designed to help people save for specific goals. Goals may be funded with scheduled recurring contributions from your existing checking or savings account. You can also make one-time additions of money toward your goals and receive contributions from your friends and family members. SmartyPig is unlike your typical savings account!

Oct. 2014: Updated to add HabitRPG (my FAVE) and SmartyPig!

*character shows signs of possible attraction to more than one gender*
me: omg what if they're bi??
straight people: what if they're GAY?
straight people: what if they're STRAIGHT with an EXCEPTION?
straight people: what if they are a COLLECTIVE of SIXTEEN FISH imitating HUMAN ATTRACTION PATTERNS as a part of their DEVIOUS DISGUISE?
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