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Autism friendly? The disappointing truth

autism-friendly - do I look autistic yet?

The autism friendly tag is a big thing where I live. Clonakilty, deep in South of the Irish Republic, is well known for its black pudding, local whiskey, and for being Ireland’s first autism friendly town.A laudable achievement, that last… except from where I’m sitting, it frankly seems like bullshit. At best people seem to […]

Catherine Noone and her anti-autistic bullshit

Senator Catherine Noone. September 2013

Catherine Noone seems to have dropped herself in it (again) with her profoundly uninformed, and frankly ignorant anti-autistic comments levelled at Leo Varadkar on last week’s Virgin Media head-to-head debate with Micheál Martin.She said:”He’s autistic like, he’s on the spectrum, there’s no doubt about it. He’s uncomfortable socially and he doesn’t always get the in-between […]