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Welcome to Aspire - Aspect's blog featuring blogs from Aspect staff and others in the autism community. The views expressed in this blog are those of the writer and not necessarily those of Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect). To be considered as a guest blogger on Aspire, please send a brief outline of your topic and your credentials to Aspect via the Contact Us page.

  • Why My Dad is an Autism Hero Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 20/09/2018

    in this blog, Thomas talks about how important his father is to his life, what autism means in today's society and why we need to do better.

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  • Ever wondered why autistic people find a home in pop culture? Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 29/03/2018

    HAve you ever wondered what made Symmetra fantastic? or what makes Conventions so appealing to people on the spectrum? Thomas Kuzma has these answers on his latest article. 

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  • #MeToo - relationships, trust and consent Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 14/02/2018

    My name is Thomas Kuzma and I’m here  today with my good friends Emma Gallagher and Amy Smith. We’re talking about the #metoo movement, relationships and consent.

    THOMAS: The #metoo movement has recently made the world ask itself questions about consent. What we haven’t heard however is the autism side of this matter. Speaking from your experience, what does #metoo mean to the two of you and others on the spectrum?

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  • X+Y: The Review Author: Ben Calandruccio Date posted: 29/01/2018
    Ben Calandruccio is a movie fan, writer and a young man on the autism spectrum.
    He's back with a new review, of the movie "X+Y"
     

     

     

     

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  • How The Last Jedi and Pokemon Taught Me to Let Go Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 24/01/2018

    When you live on the autism spectrum, it is hard to let go of matters. It doesn't matter if it is a past love, someone bullying you or a waiter mistaking your order, these things happen. Thomas Kuzma goes into detail about how the latest Star Wars movie taught him to move on in life. 

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  • How The Last Jedi and Pokemon Taught Me to Let Go Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 24/01/2018

    When you live on the autism spectrum, it is hard to let go of matters. It doesn't matter if it is a past love, someone bullying you or a waiter mistaking your order, these things happen. Thomas Kuzma goes into detail about how the latest Star Wars movie taught him to move on in life. 

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  • Atypical – First Impressions by Ben Calandruccio Author: Ben Calandruccio Date posted: 11/10/2017
    Ben Calandruccio is a movie fan, writer and a young man on the autism spectrum.
    He's back with his first impressions of the new Netflix TV series "Atypical"

     

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  • Adam - a review by Ben Calandruccio Author: Ben Calandruccio Date posted: 30/08/2017
    Ben Calandruccio is a movie fan, writer and a young man on the autism spectrum.
    He's back with a new review, of the movie "Adam"

     

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  • An interview with Jeanette Purkis before APAC17 Author: Benedicte Marie Date posted: 21/08/2017

    Jeanette Purkis is an author, public speaker and autism advocate who has a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome and atypical schizophrenia. She is the author of three books on elements of autism and hosts an internet radio show. Jeanette has been speaking about autism since 2005. Some of the events Jeanette has presented at include TEDxCanberra 2013 and presenting alongside Professor Temple Grandin and artist Tim Sharp in Melbourne in 2015.  

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  • ‘Researcher says : teachers intervene in bullying as little as 4% of the time’ Author: Thomas Kuzma Date posted: 14/08/2017

    Bullying is a significant and common problem for kids on the spectrum.  When you are an autism advocate, you meet many people on the spectrum who have been bullied; and yes, I’ve been bullied too.  

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