24 yr old girl/very large baby trying to rock while sitting on her bed without it sounding like she's vigorously masturbating. #autisticpplprobs

I like stimming, affect management via "cute aggression," and never leaving my house.

 

scaredystark E L e A n0 R:

What a failure of a cat. it doesn’t even have fur. smdh.

scaredystark E L e A n0 R:

What a failure of a cat. it doesn’t even have fur. smdh.

You know how people hyperbolically refer to a messy space as a “crime scene”? Well, I just noticed dried blood splatters on my closet door.

It’s so weird. I have a feeling I’ve talked about this before, but, I have one drink. one. and it is stim city over here. I think it’s especially noticeable since I’ve been taking an “aggressive dose” of ssri, which, according to shrink, MD, can improve sensory integration issues and therefore, presumably, reduce the urge/need to stim! which is supposed to be a good thing and sort of is bc you cant do it in public but I LOVE STIMMING/pity da fool and anyway I miss it kinda. I dunno. end post.

Autism isn’t something a person has, or a “shell” that a person is trapped inside. There’s no normal child hidden behind the autism. Autism is a way of being. It is pervasive; it colors every experience, every sensation, perception, thought, emotion, and encounter, every aspect of existence. It is not possible to separate the autism from the person—and if it were possible, the person you’d have left would not be the same person you started with.

This is important, so take a moment to consider it: Autism is a way of being. It is not possible to separate the person from the autism.

Therefore, when parents say,

I wish my child did not have autism,

what they’re really saying is,

I wish the autistic child I have did not exist, and I had a different (non-autistic) child instead.

Read that again. This is what we hear when you mourn over our existence. This is what we hear when you pray for a cure. This is what we know, when you tell us of your fondest hopes and dreams for us: that your greatest wish is that one day we will cease to be, and strangers you can love will move in behind our faces.

Jim Sinclair, “Don’t Mourn For Us” x (via andrandiriel)


SIGNAL BOOST - The Senseless Destruction of Another Historic Kirkbride
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From Preserve Greystone
Preserve Greystone regrets and opposes the decision of the State of New Jersey to demolish the historic Kirkbride Building on the grounds of the former Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital.
We believe that the State established a very positive process for examining options for rehabilitation and reuse of the structure, and has not let that process run its proper course.Six developers have submitted preliminary proposals, invited by the State itself. We contest the State’s view that all of these proposals would require State subsidy. Developers of international stature, with hundreds of millions of dollars in financing available to revive the Greystone site, have a genuine ability to complete this project. But, in never contacting any of the firms that submitted, the State has not shown a serious commitment to exploring alternatives to demolition.Taxpayer funds created Greystone, and taxpayer money will be used — in our view, wasted — in demolishing it, a process which the State says will take two years. If the State can find the money to remediate and tear down a massive structure over two years, it should reallocate that money to help with preservation, or hand the building over to a firm that can find solutions. We value the open space around Greystone, which provides a proper setting for this majestic building, as it was meant to. The neighboring town of Morris Plains is putting in new high-density housing on Route 53 which seems to be absorbable by the surrounding area. This area survived easily during the many decades that Greystone housed more people than would live there if it were converted to residences now (including children of staff in the local school systems).The most environmentally sound thing to do with an existing structure is to reuse and repurpose it, not tear it down at gross taxpayer expense. Our history and heritage matter — including the memory of the people who both were helped by Greystone and suffered because of it. The State shows great irresponsibility in walking away from ambitious, rewarding solutions for saving the building by private enterprise.Public sentiment is overwhelmingly in favor of preserving Greystone, but there has been no public process for the citizens’ voice to be heard. There should be no final decision without genuine discussion. Preserve Greystone calls for true dialogue with the people of Morris County and the developers who submitted ideas, and a formal RFP phase to solicit more detailed proposals, following clearly defined State guidelines. We call for freely expressed input from the State’s own historic preservation officials, who have not been heard publicly. We call for the demolition process to be suspended. The State, after years of inaction, has taken an expeditious approach. But it should not be a rushed one. 
Change.org Petition —> 
Preserve & Reuse the Kirkbride Building at Greystone Park, NJ.
All supporters are urged to make their feelings known to the Governor.
NJ Governor Chris ChristieOffice of the GovernorPO Box 001Trenton, NJ 086251-609-292-6000NJ Treasurer Andrew P. Sidamon-EristoffDepartment of the TreasuryP. O. Box 002Trenton, NJ 08625-0002

SIGNAL BOOST - The Senseless Destruction of Another Historic Kirkbride

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From Preserve Greystone

Preserve Greystone regrets and opposes the decision of the State of New Jersey to demolish the historic Kirkbride Building on the grounds of the former Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital.

We believe that the State established a very positive process for examining options for rehabilitation and reuse of the structure, and has not let that process run its proper course.

Six developers have submitted preliminary proposals, invited by the State itself. We contest the State’s view that all of these proposals would require State subsidy. Developers of international stature, with hundreds of millions of dollars in financing available to revive the Greystone site, have a genuine ability to complete this project. But, in never contacting any of the firms that submitted, the State has not shown a serious commitment to exploring alternatives to demolition.

Taxpayer funds created Greystone, and taxpayer money will be used — in our view, wasted — in demolishing it, a process which the State says will take two years. If the State can find the money to remediate and tear down a massive structure over two years, it should reallocate that money to help with preservation, or hand the building over to a firm that can find solutions. 

We value the open space around Greystone, which provides a proper setting for this majestic building, as it was meant to. The neighboring town of Morris Plains is putting in new high-density housing on Route 53 which seems to be absorbable by the surrounding area. This area survived easily during the many decades that Greystone housed more people than would live there if it were converted to residences now (including children of staff in the local school systems).

The most environmentally sound thing to do with an existing structure is to reuse and repurpose it, not tear it down at gross taxpayer expense. Our history and heritage matter — including the memory of the people who both were helped by Greystone and suffered because of it. The State shows great irresponsibility in walking away from ambitious, rewarding solutions for saving the building by private enterprise.

Public sentiment is overwhelmingly in favor of preserving Greystone, but there has been no public process for the citizens’ voice to be heard. There should be no final decision without genuine discussion. 

Preserve Greystone calls for true dialogue with the people of Morris County and the developers who submitted ideas, and a formal RFP phase to solicit more detailed proposals, following clearly defined State guidelines. We call for freely expressed input from the State’s own historic preservation officials, who have not been heard publicly. We call for the demolition process to be suspended. The State, after years of inaction, has taken an expeditious approach. But it should not be a rushed one. 

Change.org Petition —> 

Preserve & Reuse the Kirkbride Building at Greystone Park, NJ.

All supporters are urged to make their feelings known to the Governor.

NJ Governor Chris Christie
Office of the Governor
PO Box 001
Trenton, NJ 08625
1-609-292-6000

NJ Treasurer Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff
Department of the Treasury
P. O. Box 002
Trenton, NJ 08625-0002

(Source: xlightmywayx)

GQ: Can you recommend a good book?

Niall: One Direction: Dare to Dream.

Louis: James Corden's new autobiography [May I Have Your Attention Please?].

Liam: Russell Brand's My Booky Wook.

Zayn: This is going to make me sound like a geek, but I read a book called On A Wing and A Prayer. I think it was about World War I.

Niall: Michael Buble's Onstage, Offstage.

Liam: The script of An Inspector Calls. That's the only one I've ever read.

Harry: You've only ever read one book in your life?

Liam: Yes.

Niall: Me too. It was called: How To Kill A Mocking Bird.

Liam: Wasn't it just called To Kill A Mocking Bird?

Harry: It's confusing because you're 200 pages in and the bird still hasn't died.

I tried to record some of the ridiculous little baby bird cries Robin does when he wants to go out. Keep in mind this is like, a really tame “I only kinda wanna go out” routine.