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Death Of An iPod And The Comfort In Specific Objects

Recently Sarah’s beloved sixth-generation black 80GB iPod Classic died.

This wasn’t just a loss because of the difficulty in trying to find some new surrogate device, it was a loss because the iPod represented a specific type of comfort object for her.

Sarah explained why in a piece for Vox’s The Goods section.

To read it go here.

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Fake Autism Treatments Are Both Dangerous And Insulting

Despite being thoroughly scientifically debunked, there continue to be be substantial numbers of parents who hold peculiar beliefs related to a) the causes of, and b) cures for their children’s autism.

In a piece for Vox’s First Person essay section Sarah explained why this sort of thinking is both dangerous and insulting.

To read the piece go here.

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Why 36 Is A Dreaded Number For Autistics

When Sarah turned 36 it was less a celebration than an acknowledgment of a morbid milestone. That’s because according to the American Journal of Public Health 36 is the average life expectancy for autistic people.

Sarah wrote about this for Vox.

To read the story go here.

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Why Julia, Sesame Street’s New Autistic Muppet, Is Valuable

Julia, Sesame Street's autistic Muppet

Julia, Sesame Street’s autistic Muppet

Sesame Street has just introduced a new autistic Muppet character named Julia.

There are a number of reasons why this new character is valuable. For one, it will better enlighten non-autistics on how to share the world with autistic persons. Likely more important, though, it will give autistic persons a valuable reference tool to help them navigate the world.

Using television characters as guides to navigating the real world can be an uneven pursuit.

Sarah explained why in her debut post for Vox’s “First Person” section.

To read the full story go here.

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