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 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: NYC-area amateur meteorology club (for autistic adults)

Posted: 16 Oct 2021, 12:34 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,244


The next text-based chat meeting of the NYC-based Amateur Meteorology Club is on Monday, October 18, 2021, at 7:00 PM Eastern time. The main topic of discussion will be climate change. If interested, please join the Autistic in NYC / Queens Meetup Group and RSVP on this page where (once you've joine...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autism Speaks next CEO, President

Posted: 15 Oct 2021, 3:13 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 244


I would hazard a guess that Autism Speaks has a loyal donor base consisting mainly of parents of autistic kids who were born 10 to 20 years ago. In all likelihood, most such parents have given up on the idea of a "cure" and just want their kids to be as happy as possible and, if possible, ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Current job opportunities

 Post subject: Current job opportunities
Posted: 10 Oct 2021, 4:17 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 232


According to an article in Business Insider, as summarized on Twitter, a lot of people have quit their jobs recently, resulting in opportunities for job-seekers. Apparently there are a lot of openings in tech and healthcare, especially.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: creating a website on Autism can you help?

Posted: 07 Oct 2021, 10:02 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 882


Hello Mona Pereth, thank you for taking the time to respond to my post. I have to say reading these responses has got me thinking of so many different things I could write about, it is certainly clear that there is a great need for this information. So thank you for highlighting these issues, do I ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Building the autistic community?

Posted: 07 Oct 2021, 12:56 am 

Replies: 97
Views: 16,023


Over in the U.K., there's a group with the fanciful name of the Autistic Empire . Other autistic-led groups in the U.K. that I'm aware of include: - Autscape , an annual conference for autistic people in the U.K. - Autistic U.K. - Autistic Mutual Aid Society Edinburgh - Neurodiverse self-advocacy (i...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autistic Peer Leadership Group

Posted: 07 Oct 2021, 12:51 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,237


The eighth meeting of the Autistic Peer Leadership Group (ApLeg) will be on Thursday, October 7, at 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (6:00 PM Central, 4:00 PM Pacific). The meeting will be held via text-based chat. If interested, please join the Autistic in NYC: Queens groups Meetup.com group (...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: creating a website on Autism can you help?

Posted: 06 Oct 2021, 12:17 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 882


Hello! I am a Digital content creator for the NHS. I am currently working on a project to create a new website with information for Autistic people. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in sharing their thoughts on the kinds of information they would like to see on the website, this could ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Your feelings about puzzle piece logos of autism charities?

Posted: 05 Oct 2021, 3:15 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 768


How do you feel about the puzzle piece logos that are used by many autism charities? (Note that the autism charities in question are led not by autistic people, but by parents and/or professionals.) Please answer the poll question off the top of your head. If you are unfamiliar with any controversie...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Worker cooperatives

 Post subject: Worker cooperatives
Posted: 05 Oct 2021, 2:46 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 191


I just now came across the following article: Be Your Own Boss: More Co-op Businesses Are Returning Workers’ Power by Alissa Quart, Mother Jones , September+October 2021. Talks about a bunch of examples of worker-cooperatives, both current and historical. Interesting, but, unfortunately, the article...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I feel more accepted at the different mosque I now visit

Posted: 03 Oct 2021, 8:13 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 141


It's good to hear that you found a suitable mosque.

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Climate change: Earth losing reflectivity?

Posted: 03 Oct 2021, 9:50 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 98


According to The Weather Channel India , via Twitter : Climate Change is making the Earth lose its shine According to the study, the Earth's reflectance has decreased as a result of warming ocean waters. Our home planet now reflects almost half a watt less light per square metre than it did 20 years...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Starving for Equal Intellectual Engagement

Posted: 02 Oct 2021, 9:12 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 533


Is anyone else starving for great deep conversation about lots of topics and would like to converse? If so please contact me. Thanks!! ! ! ! Welcome to Wrong Planet! A lot of us enjoy deep conversation. However, instead of asking us immediately to contact you by private message, I would suggest tha...

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: Regarding...one more step

Posted: 02 Oct 2021, 6:08 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 138


Suggestion: When you type a long message, copy and paste it to a separate text file before you click "Submit." That way you guarantee you won't lose it.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: NYC-area autistic/Aspie peer support group (text-based chat)

Posted: 02 Oct 2021, 5:58 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 677


The next general support group meeting of the Autistic NYC / Queens discussion group (via text-based chat) is on Tuesday, October 5, at 7:00 PM EDT. If interested, please join the Autistic in NYC / Queens Meetup.com group and then RSVP here . (The latter page, once you are logged in and able to view...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: A VERY serious issue regarding singlehood, dating

Posted: 01 Oct 2021, 5:36 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 891


Sorry, I'm not trying to be offensive. That's my opinion on the whole LGBT thing. I regard it as not in keeping with the evolution of humans. Ask yourself this: Can two males make a kid? Can two females make a kid? Not having children is not a "disorder." It's not necessary for every memb...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: A VERY serious issue regarding singlehood, dating

Posted: 01 Oct 2021, 5:33 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 891


StephenBeets679895 wrote:
I don't have a car or even know how to drive.

Why have you never learned to drive?

(Some of us CAN'T drive safely due to attention issues. Is that the case for you?)
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