David Malins: The Asperger's Syndrome Pioneer

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'Falling With Style" vs Neurotypical Deathwishes!

Posted on March 25, 2018 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

You know, many mock, taunt and abuse me for my anxiety and caution and wish of routine, and almost call it a 'step backwards'. However, I've learnt to trust it. Once I went with a group of 4 of my fellow autistic peers to the Cardiff International Pool - and after much careful consideration and calculation, I decided to try going down a waterslide for the first time in my life. I didn't go for the 'safe' option, nor for the not-so-scary-but-still-scaryish slide - no, I decided to go down the ...

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A note on True Advocacy Vs Pseudo-Advocacy

Posted on March 24, 2018 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

I have had many emails reach out to me - especially from those claiming to represent OUR best interests as Actually Autistic Adults, along with requests for help.

Whilst the majority of those seeking assistance are well known to me and I of them - those contacting from large organisations, with huge influence, over time, have proven to be fake 'friends' - They think that I worry and get sleepless at night over their damned elitist social status - and that I should be 'grateful' to the f...

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On Drakeford's "happy news"..........

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Monday morning - Woken up with so much wrong that is yet to be rectified. Apparently to some, it should be a "happy" one. I think those who have said this of the rather rushed announcement by Mark Drakeford this morning have to look carefully at themselves in the mirror and realise fully of what has been promised or allocated. We're talking £90,000 PER local authority merely to "clear the backlog of diagnoses" and only for children and young people for diagnosing purely Autism (doesn't m...

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Review of Matthew's Passion (AKA Always question what you think you know about autism)

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Review of Matthew's Passion (AKA Always question what you think you know about autism)

http://youtu.be/q77pWiwhOfI


 

Whilst there has been many films, books and documentaries on Autistic Spectrum Conditions about, which look at the issues surrounding those diagnosed, very rarely has any awareness made it onto the stag...

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My most pioneering mission yet (AKA Me Vs DWP)

Posted on February 10, 2013 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Having already shared, campaigned, protested, remonstrated, spoken up and tried to be there about the victims of the DWP re-assessment process voluntarily without re-numeration and with only the time and effort that I could personally muster, I myself will now face the dreaded process that has claimed the lives of an average of 73 disabled people per week. However, this is where the similarities of this with other situation ends: Monday will be the start of one of the biggest, most concise, m...

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Autism Awareness: Science or Psuedo-Science???

Posted on February 1, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

For many of you in the Rhondda Cynon Taf area are aware, I recently was made aware of a poster and talk that made some astoundingly neive claims surrounding awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions and other ralated diagnoses (Here it is below in full for you to share widely with) and was shocked also when learning the contents of the talk, at the the assumption that the conditions listed could be magically "prevented" and "coped with" despite the fact there is no scientific evidence to back...

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Second Statement on raid in Cardiff

Posted on November 7, 2012 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (9)

From what has so far been exposed, a very unusual, and quite frankly terrifying situation is unfolding, where the rights of those on the spectrum, particularly those with other mental health issues, is being userped (I used the word advisedly after much reflection as to whether it is right to call it that).

Yes, USERPED.

It became clear that two different agendas have been going on when a fellow advocate on the spectrum had their door forced open by those who swore an oath to prot...

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Important Statement on raid in Cardiff

Posted on October 28, 2012 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

If anyone is wondering, a fellow advocate and friend of mine had her door battered down a couple of nights ago for daring to speak out about the hypocrisy of the Work Capacity assessments, DWP and ATOS. Make no mistake, that silencing a vulnerable woman's freedom of speech to reveal the truth by the use of co-ercion is totally and utterly unacceptable. I hope to bring this issue through all legal channels until she receives justice and for sake of others trying to do their bit to protect indi...

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The FoI request battle: Analysis so far of services in Wales

Posted on August 22, 2012 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Many of you who have been monitoring my social media may have noticed that 2 months ago, I had sent to nearly every Welsh Council a Freedom of Information request to get an overview of what services were available to Adults on the spectrum in Wales and their families and to guage what the attitude was to those on the spectrum in general. It was also the only way to get a complete analysis on how the Autism Strategic Action Plan had (or in some cases had not) been implimented.

Three q...

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So am I important in Aspie Representation? Well....YES

Posted on July 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Often when speaking as a representative and an expert witness of the experiences, problems, wishes, wants and needs of the Aspie Community, it is very rare to feel comforted by contributions I make (however breif these are). It can be very difficult, particularly when resources for Adult Services for those on spectrum are being cut or not very well provided for. My contributions to the Welsh Goverment Cross Party Autism Group (CPAG) last month have not only been greatly received, but also con...

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