Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New Autism Hub Trading Card

Autism Diva: Not like you think.

18 comments:

  1. That is one scary-looking duck... but never fear, the Diva is here!

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  2. Just ut f interest, what programme did you use to make that?

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  3. No GFCF either?

    Would have been impossible here in Norway where so many, including autistics, are indoctrinated with it.

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  4. Diva-lectable!

    Truly, a card worthy of that esteemed woman!

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  5. Absolutely Fabulous dahling!

    I hope the Diva likes it too!

    Patrick

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  6. Autism Diva loves it! She's been off perseverating on the omnibus hearing and the Jenny McRally and missed this.

    Thank you, Bev, it's FABulous. :-D

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  7. YES!!!!!!!!

    I was hoping for more.

    I've saved both on my computer, and I'm anxiously awaiting the next one.

    YES!!!!!!!!

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  8. Great card of the Diva! This one's a classic! Your ideas are great, Bev.
    I look forward to more of these too.

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  9. This is so good!!! I particularly love the no GFCF sign... I didn't realize there were people out there who felt the same way.

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  10. I would like to point out that there are people (auistic and non-autistic) who DO have genuine allergies and DO benefit from GFCF. I say this because I've come across plenty of people who have seen the benefits of the GFCF diet for autistics with genuine allergies and seem to think the neurodiversity lobby want to force-feed their children stuff that makes them vomit just to make a point. That'S not what we stand for. AT ALL.

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  11. I would like to point out that there are people (auistic and non-autistic) who DO have genuine allergies and DO benefit from GFCF. I say this because I've come across plenty of people who have seen the benefits of the GFCF diet for autistics with genuine allergies and seem to think the neurodiversity lobby want to force-feed their children stuff that makes them vomit just to make a point. That'S not what we stand for. AT ALL.

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  12. I've heard that too.

    Many seem to find benefit in GFCF even though they don't subscribed to Leaky Gut and drug-addicted to milk theory - which apparently was disproved in that Mars study anyway.

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  13. Okay, I'm gonna need this one explained to me.

    Why are so many against the GF/CF diet? It's been working well for my family, are we just freaks?

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  14. As I understand it, the problem is with advocating the diet as a sort of "treatment" for autism itself, when food allergies/sensitivities do not necessarily go hand-in-hand with autism and autism is not the "cause" of food allergies. Many autistics do indeed find benefit in GFCF diets -- but it's because it's more tolerable to their systems, NOT because it makes them "less autistic". I guess that's why neurodiversity advocates are so wary of diets that specifically target autistic people -- a lot of folks use the platform of food sensitivities to argue that autistics would be better off not autistic. "You see, my kid's got all these digestive problems -- that's why we need a cure for autism!" When, really, there's no logic relating the two. But certainly, yeah, if a specialized diet is making somebody healthier, there's no reason to knock it. Just as long as they realize it's not "treating" autism.

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  15. I have been able to determine, at least with respect to my singular self, that my sensitivity is more specific. For me, it's not all gluten, it's just wheat. For me it's not all milk, it's cow's milk. I can eat rye or goat and sheep milk and cheese, 'till the cows come home! =P

    But, as a diagnosed autistic, as a co-morbid condition, if I do have wheat and/or cow's milk, it's not just gastro-intestinal discomfort; I can actually bleed! Coincidentally, I also seem to act more "autistic". These are just my personal observations.

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