seeking autistic adults for healthcare research

My name is Stacy and I am a multiply disabled, autistic student finishing a customized degree in Disability Justice.

I am seeking autistic participants for the research portion of my senior thesis project exploring the positive and negative healthcare experiences of autistic adults.

What: a short demographic survey, and an open-ended interview with four questions/prompts

How: The interviews will be conducted in the most accessible format for each participant. Phone, text-chat (with a variety of platform options), Skype, or face-to-face (for Utah participants)

Who: Professionally or self-diagnosed autistics between 18-64 years old (US only please)

When: Interviews need to be finished by early August; scheduling is flexible

PLEASE complete the brief survey at this link if you are interested:

(the survey asks for your autism quotient score. It is an imperfect measurement, but is currently the tool used in most academic research that includes self-diagnosis. If you don’t know your score you can take the quiz here:

You can contact me via email at if you have any questions.

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gonna nominate the scene where centi is trying to tell the story of the gem war, and exactly what ended it, to steven via drawings as he interprets and narrates the tale, as one of the best sequences in the entire series so far in terms of direction and successfully conveying an unseen, harrowing tragedy in a G-rated way its target audience could still grasp the weight of

i know there’s a huge adult periphery demographic for SU, but it is for kids, and perfectly digestible for them first and foremost, while still doing all this so well! and i cannot overstate the appreciation i have for cartoons that know kids are totally capable of liking something with actual depth and story, and respect children enough to put the kind of effort in to do it for them, to make it for them, without being patronizing

door-maker-guy replied to your post:like you’d think that systemic favor resulting in…

I think guys like being pandered to, honestly. Being told “this is man stuff for men, and manly!” Has two functions: it presents masculinity as something desirable, and implies that you, the person viewing the media, are part of the “man” demographic. It’s catnip for anyone who feels even the slightest gender insecurity: you’re basically invited to “be a man” by consuming these media/products, and you don’t need to figure out what “being a man” means, the advertisers have done that work for you.

You know that’s a great point. They hate “feminist pandering” because it implies that being a woman is desirable, even a woman who’s not there to be desired by men. Their identity hinges on that being a woman isn’t desirable. if it’s okay to be a woman, why fixate on having to be masculine all the time to avoid being like women? To be feminine to them is to be of the lowest status, so being shown that women are OK means their feelings of being high status mean nothing. And they wanna keep that.

its almost like identities based on degrading others will suffer critical mass and melt down when that other isn’t being degraded for five seconds


So, like, I realized I have like no pictures of me on this blog, and sometimes I look cute (or just super gay) and figured I’d share with all y'all

No porn/chaser/terfs welcome. Do not reblog if you belong to any of those demographics. I am a human; don’t fetishize me…
"Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?" Reinventing National Narratives and Its Political Meaning in 'Hamilton: an American Musical'
The US is going through an identity crisis. With its demographics changing radically, with an outside world where non-state actors are rapidly emerging and changing old geopolitical rules, with America’s own self-image increasingly criticized and


The US is going through an identity crisis. With its demographics changing radically, with an outside world where non-state actors are rapidly emerging and changing old geopolitical rules, with America’s own self-image increasingly criticized and distrusted, Americans are grappling for a (new) sense of identity (and hence future).

The musical ‘Hamilton’ is one of the many rising voices that offer their own visions on the identity and future of the US. Returning to the narrative of the Founding Fathers, until now used by conservative groups, it updates this narrative to include racial minorities, women and immigrants and projects an image of the future. In other words, it (ab)uses the past in a contemporary framework to project an image of the future. As such, it becomes political. What is this image of (a future) America the musical creates, and how is it perceived? These questions will form the guidelines through this thesis.

NOTE: This is my complete thesis. However, in the following days, I will be breaking down the major themes into short blog posts, that may be easier to read. 

Like this, an I shall tag you in these posts.

Hot Flash: Women Who Start Menstruation and Menopause Later More Likely to Live to 90

Women with more than 40 reproductive years enjoyed increased odds of living to advanced age

The number of women living to age 90 in the United States has increased significantly in the past century. Currently estimated at 1.3 million, this demographic is expected to quadruple by 2050. A new study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found that women who start menstruation and experience menopause later in life may have increased chances of surviving nine decades.  

The study, published online July 27, 2016 in Menopause, is the first to evaluate the association of reproductive factors with survival to a specific advanced age, such as 90 years old.

“Achieving longevity is an overarching public health goal with so many of us asking ‘how do I live longer?’ Our study found that women who started menstruation at age 12 or older, experienced menopause, either naturally or surgically, at age 50 or older and had more than 40 reproductive years had increased odds of living to 90-years-old,” said Aladdin Shadyab, PhD, lead author of the study with the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Of the approximately 16,000 participants in the racially and ethnically diverse group, 55 percent survived to age 90. The participants were from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a national longitudinal investigation of postmenopausal women, and were followed for 21 years.

“Our team found that women who started menstruation at a later age were less likely to have certain health issues, like coronary heart disease, and those who experienced menopause later in life were more likely to be in excellent health overall, which may be a possible explanation for our findings,” said Shadyab.

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Who do I think I am, now?
I can no longer connect with friends who do not understand me..
I do not trust their disregard for societal conundrums, social, psychological, racial, and mental.
I do not understand those who have no desire to accept the way that I admire my own demographic - the ways in which I hate them, for the ways that they have scarred me in the past, but the ways that I also love them, because I know that they are lost.
I have little time for triviality, I am overcome my divine destiny, that I have succumb to.
I dream at night at healing,
Of revealing divine truth, of exorcism for demons, leaving homes complete.
This is not something that I do - this is something that I am, and I spent too many years forcing myself into statues that were not enough. I have shaken myself awake, and I will not sleep for old friends, nor even new friends.
I have no patience for souls who no longer understand me…
Who do I think I am now?
Who the hell do I think I am?
—  Cindy Anneh-bu

I would say that adults who like MH but not the reboot are starting to remind me of those bronies, but the big difference is that Mattel is more likely to focus on their target demographic (which, in case you’ve forgotten, is pre-teen kids/the people who buy toys for those kids) and not pander the way Hasbro did.  Buuut, I’m obviously biased, because I never really liked the original MH face paint or body (or price range), anyway–I’m not thrilled by the new versions, either, but, again, I’m not the target market…although, if The Child liked dolls, then, guess what–I would be in that target market, and I would be so happy that the arms would finally stop getting lost.

“Publishers should be paying attention to this untapped demographic, instead they’re complicit in upholding the white mommy memoir status quo. It’s like #OscarsSoWhite but in adoption, #ParentingSoWhite. So, I’m calling on literary gatekeepers to broaden the parenting canon and stop sending beautiful rejection letters gently explaining: “though you are a great writer, it’s going to be a fight” or “your focus on Black adoption is interesting but too narrow.” Too narrow for whom?”

Nefertiti Austin on Adoption’s #PARENTINGSOWHITE Problem at MUTHA Magazine

Image: “Autumn Walk” by Till Westermayer / Flickr Creative Commons

like you’d think that systemic favor resulting in more relative disposable income for many, being considered “a real demographic” or even “the default consumer” would make them realize that if someone wants to pander for money, mens’ money is the first money that comes up. but nah, its not pandering if unbridled greed also assures you that your money is your self and your self is the only self worth buying

anonymous asked:

Before the last drama started someone was interested in who your demographics were. Here is my info - most is public record type stuff. White, female, early 60s, married, college grad, retired (early because I wanted to and could), live in Texas. Been a NR fan since sometime between BDS1 and BDS2. Don't officially follow any sites. Just drop in from time to time. Something against the word "follow".

Well nice to meet you. How’s Texas this time of year.😘😘

anonymous asked:

Do you view the demographic marginalization of white people in America and Europe as a good thing or a bad thing?

To what are you referring?

Connie: “He kept asking us to dance with him, even though we said no. It was really … uncomfortable.”

Steven: “He didn’t even care about how we felt, at all!

I am here for shows with pre-teen target demographics that teach that NO MEANS NO and that girls don’t need to be “convinced”–they need to have their decisions and feelings respected. 



This map visualizes the Great Migration – “the most under-reported story of the 20th century

Between 1910 and 1970, the percentage of African Americans living in the south fell from 83% to 40%. It was the largest demographic shift in American history, and it reshaped nearly every aspect of American life.

Read more about the Great Migration

For this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) annual meeting, here is a roundup of some of Pew Research Center’s recent demography-related findings that tell us how America and the world are changing.

1. Americans are more racially and ethnically diverse than in the past, and the U.S. is projected to be even more diverse in the coming decades.

2. Asia has replaced Latin America (including Mexico) as the biggest source of new immigrants to the U.S.  

3. America’s demographic changes are shifting the electorate – and American politics.

See the rest: 10 demographic trends that are shaping the U.S. and the world


At this point both the Plagg and Tikki plushies on Amazon are sold out. I am willing to bet that the people that purchased this are not the aimed demographic, like myself. ;)

You could be lucky enough to find them though at your local retailer but please call before cause some still are not available everywhere.

Fret not though Miraculers I’m sure Amazon will be ordering many more, especially when they see how fast they sold.

ok so WoW is releasing an radio drama and like


who is running the hype team for warcraft????

why do they pick the most irrelevant mediums to generate buzz???

remember that motorcycle thing on the history channel or something????

remember when young people were like “yo this motorcycle show!!! hell yea!!”?????

no???? me too????

make an anime or something idk something that your target demographic has paid attention to within the past 10 years.