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Robert Scoble6,769,624@104987932455782713675 and I are talking about how the filters work on Facebook and why they aren't as nice to photographers as Google+ is.  Which got me a ton of questions about my feed, and what I'm seeing/learning about how the filters work and how to "game" them to get things through to more people's feeds on Facebook. I'm linking to here from Facebook, so there. This one is for the Facebook fans (or haters)2014-08-07 01:11:30140  

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2015-03-31 00:24:48 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 169 +1s)Open 

Congrats on 400.

I've said it before and I'll say it again... I've been here from the beginning, you got me into this and now I am running a server with over 5000 children that have autism. Parents were feeling powerless to do anything as their autistic children were being bullied everywhere they tried to play. I loved Minecraft, my son loves Minecraft... we both have autism and love Minecraft thanks in large part to your videos. So when those parents started posting their frustrations, I had the know how to be able to help.

So this isn't just a congrats to you... this is a thank you.

Thank you +EthosLab for entertaining my child & I and for teaching me along the way, giving me the opportunity to help out more people than I ever thought I could.

Most reshares: 8

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2015-04-02 01:14:27 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

As it is April 2nd in many parts of the world now, I thought I'd share this with you all to help get you started with some real info before people start bombarding you with "diagnosis rates" and such.

Most plusones: 169

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2015-03-31 00:24:48 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 169 +1s)Open 

Congrats on 400.

I've said it before and I'll say it again... I've been here from the beginning, you got me into this and now I am running a server with over 5000 children that have autism. Parents were feeling powerless to do anything as their autistic children were being bullied everywhere they tried to play. I loved Minecraft, my son loves Minecraft... we both have autism and love Minecraft thanks in large part to your videos. So when those parents started posting their frustrations, I had the know how to be able to help.

So this isn't just a congrats to you... this is a thank you.

Thank you +EthosLab for entertaining my child & I and for teaching me along the way, giving me the opportunity to help out more people than I ever thought I could.

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2015-06-26 19:01:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

To the Americans moving to Canada because of the US Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, we welcome you in joining your fellow Americans that came here to get away from universal health care.

To the Americans moving to Canada because of the US Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, we welcome you in joining your fellow Americans that came here to get away from universal health care.___

2015-06-26 15:25:13 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I would like to express my sincere condolences to the couple, whose names I can't remember, from some place in the world probably, that must now get divorced due to this very tragic news.

All they wanted to do was live their life in peace and happiness and the US Supreme Court had to go and ruin that by passing a law that has absolutely nothing to do with them.

Marriage was fine! There was nothing wrong with it! People got married and then divorced and then remarried... probably some kids in the middle of all that, or before... and then the US Supreme Court had to go and ruin it by insisting that it has anything to do with actually loving someone.

Those poor loving and accepting folks who were so very tolerant of all other human beings that only loved the people that their non-LGBT overlords dictated upon them... I fear for their futures.

I mean, sure, now... more »

I would like to express my sincere condolences to the couple, whose names I can't remember, from some place in the world probably, that must now get divorced due to this very tragic news.

All they wanted to do was live their life in peace and happiness and the US Supreme Court had to go and ruin that by passing a law that has absolutely nothing to do with them.

Marriage was fine! There was nothing wrong with it! People got married and then divorced and then remarried... probably some kids in the middle of all that, or before... and then the US Supreme Court had to go and ruin it by insisting that it has anything to do with actually loving someone.

Those poor loving and accepting folks who were so very tolerant of all other human beings that only loved the people that their non-LGBT overlords dictated upon them... I fear for their futures.

I mean, sure, now they'll be free to date other people but honestly, they were so very lucky to have found someone as stupid as each other one time. What chance will they ever have at having a happy, non-love based marriage now again?

Shame on you US Supreme Court, for making those people voluntarily give up the one thing that those same people tried to force millions of others out of.

Those poor, poor, stupid people... what ever their names are.___

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2015-06-25 20:35:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Lots of people have been asking me about Sensory Processing Disorder lately so I thought I'd give a bit of run down on just how bad it can be.

Lots of people have been asking me about Sensory Processing Disorder lately so I thought I'd give a bit of run down on just how bad it can be.___

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2015-06-20 20:11:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I just can't imagine... even as I read it, I just can't imagine.

A Father's Day piece written about me in today's Oregonian.___I just can't imagine... even as I read it, I just can't imagine.

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2015-06-15 13:05:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Check out Zoom Autism magazine's Summer edition in which I have an article on cyber safety for parents of children that have #autism. 

Check out Zoom Autism magazine's Summer edition in which I have an article on cyber safety for parents of children that have #autism. ___

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2015-06-10 00:19:05 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

As someone that goes by the name "AutismFather", I am often attacked or treated as less than human. I am judged by my autism rather than by who I am or even on a more basic level, what I am... human.

For me personally, being human boils down to a matter of respect. Respecting that we're all equals here and respecting the existence of each other. There are some people I simply can not empathize with nor have compassion for because they feel like they need to be serial killers or rapists but that doesn't mean that I can't still respect them as a human being. This is not the same thing as respecting them as a person.

When I have kids with autism as young as 6 or 7 that come to me that are being bullied at school so bad that they are contemplating suicide, and this happens far more often than you could imagine, I treat them with respect as a human being. I don't... more »

As someone that goes by the name "AutismFather", I am often attacked or treated as less than human. I am judged by my autism rather than by who I am or even on a more basic level, what I am... human.

For me personally, being human boils down to a matter of respect. Respecting that we're all equals here and respecting the existence of each other. There are some people I simply can not empathize with nor have compassion for because they feel like they need to be serial killers or rapists but that doesn't mean that I can't still respect them as a human being. This is not the same thing as respecting them as a person.

When I have kids with autism as young as 6 or 7 that come to me that are being bullied at school so bad that they are contemplating suicide, and this happens far more often than you could imagine, I treat them with respect as a human being. I don't treat them like a child or like a pity case or like anything else but a human being. Their problems aren't insignificant just because I might find myself saying "I wish I was a child again when my biggest problem was trying to figure out which chocolate bar to spend my allowance on" because, first of all, that's not nearly the biggest problem facing a child and secondly, all things being relative, the biggest problem facing a person at 6 will be different than the biggest problem facing a person at 30 but they're still the biggest problem that person is facing! Treat them with respect because on a level neither of you might be able to empathize with, you are both facing the biggest problem of your life.

It's that respect that helps you to lift each other up, to educate each other, to provide each other with better tools to get a job done and to lead each other towards success, in what ever form success means to you.

We respect family, friends, our educators, authority and we respect each other. We wish the very best for ourselves and for each other. 

It's only when we don't that we find ourselves falling backwards... losing our humanity.___

2015-06-09 14:39:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Autism research is fun.

My findings, based on these studies, is that having an age may increase the risk of autism.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/why-autism-risk-rises-mom%E2%80%99s-age-study-may-shed-light
https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/large-study-parent-age-autism-finds-increased-risk-teen-moms
https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/study-ties-dad%E2%80%99s-age-risk-autism-other-mental-disorders-kids
https://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2013/03/21/autism-old-grandpas-and-moms-childhood

Autism research is fun.

My findings, based on these studies, is that having an age may increase the risk of autism.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/why-autism-risk-rises-mom%E2%80%99s-age-study-may-shed-light
https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/large-study-parent-age-autism-finds-increased-risk-teen-moms
https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/science-news/study-ties-dad%E2%80%99s-age-risk-autism-other-mental-disorders-kids
https://www.autismspeaks.org/blog/2013/03/21/autism-old-grandpas-and-moms-childhood___

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2015-06-08 22:08:01 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Last night I hit 1000 subscribers on YouTube. Now, 1000 isn't a whole lot but it's still a good milestone.

Since most of those subscribers are Autcrafters, I felt it was only fair to ask Autcrafters for a little help in making a "1000 Subscriber Special" thank you video.

So, with their help, I present to you my 1000 Subscriber Special thank you video.

Last night I hit 1000 subscribers on YouTube. Now, 1000 isn't a whole lot but it's still a good milestone.

Since most of those subscribers are Autcrafters, I felt it was only fair to ask Autcrafters for a little help in making a "1000 Subscriber Special" thank you video.

So, with their help, I present to you my 1000 Subscriber Special thank you video.___

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2015-06-07 02:14:51 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Added some new sensory type, calming rooms on the Autcraft server today where you not only get to relax and take it easy but they actually disable the public chat too!

So you can just enjoy yourself rather than have a wall of text scrolling back and people everywhere.

Introducing brand new calming/sensory rooms!

Called Snoezelen rooms, these rooms are designed to stimulate and calm the senses of those that may have sensory processing disorders or autism.

We now have 3 separate areas, each with a very different feeling/vibe to them for what ever type of sensory experience that you're going for where you can go and be at peace.

The best part is that in these rooms, chat is disabled! You can still private message back and forth with people but the public chat will be muted and you can't talk into public chat either. This means that you can experience the lights and the sounds and the calming nature of the rooms without a whole bunch of text flying across your screen.

We hope that this will be used and enjoyed by anyone that feels like they could really just use a moment to relax and be calm.

For more information on Snoezelen rooms:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snoezelen

- AF___Added some new sensory type, calming rooms on the Autcraft server today where you not only get to relax and take it easy but they actually disable the public chat too!

So you can just enjoy yourself rather than have a wall of text scrolling back and people everywhere.

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2015-06-05 17:33:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Autcraft Obsidian - new server for players 15+

Today, on my birthday, I'm proud to announce the addition of a second Autcraft server tailored for the older players.

Ever since starting Autcraft, I've tried my best to include everyone, young and old. However, in doing so, to keep our youngest and most vulnerable safe, we had to focus our rules and guidelines to be appropriate for 5 and 6 year old children.

We've lost a lot of players because of this, mostly people in their high teens and early 20's who feel that the server is too strict and doesn't let them be themselves. Frankly, I agree with them.

So we've been working very hard (and by 'we', I mean a handful of SrHelpers and even some JrHelpers, lead by Lawlzasaurus) to create a brand new server that we're calling Autcraft Osbidian!

This server will be open to those... more »

Autcraft Obsidian - new server for players 15+

Today, on my birthday, I'm proud to announce the addition of a second Autcraft server tailored for the older players.

Ever since starting Autcraft, I've tried my best to include everyone, young and old. However, in doing so, to keep our youngest and most vulnerable safe, we had to focus our rules and guidelines to be appropriate for 5 and 6 year old children.

We've lost a lot of players because of this, mostly people in their high teens and early 20's who feel that the server is too strict and doesn't let them be themselves. Frankly, I agree with them.

So we've been working very hard (and by 'we', I mean a handful of SrHelpers and even some JrHelpers, lead by Lawlzasaurus) to create a brand new server that we're calling Autcraft Osbidian!

This server will be open to those that are whitelisted on the original Autcraft server and 15 years or older.

Because it's more suited to an older demographic, on this new server you will have more freedoms such as the ability to use more age appropriate language, you will be able to PVP, you will be able to prank each other and more. It will also come with more perils including no protections for your bases and keepInventory will not be on, so if you die, you better get back to get your stuff.

The same guidelines will still apply though. Harassment, bullying or any other form of being mean will not be tolerated. A prank is ok, griefing is not. It's still a server for those with autism and their families and it is still a 'safe haven' so it will be treated as one.

In order to maintain this server and also as a way to ensure that only older teens and adults play, it will be a pay to play server at $5 per month. It's not much but it will help us to ensure that it's paid for and maybe even cover the original server's hosting bills as well.

The server will be monitored just as Autcraft is, it will be run in much the same way that Autcraft is except that for all those older players that we've let down in the past... they'll finally have a place where they can be themselves.

Ranks and items from the original Autcraft server will not carry over to the new server. On the Autcraft Obsidian, we all start fresh, as equals.

The server is being announced today, for my birthday but it will not be live until June 18th. We are currently in beta testing and ironing out all the last minor details to be sure it's ready.

Doors open: June 18th
Ages: 15+
Admission: whitelist and $5/m

Questions can be asked below, would love your feedback and suggestions. We hope this goes a long way to giving more players a place to be safe all the while not having to feel like they're giving up their freedom to do so.___

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2015-06-03 18:14:56 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Thinking about this a lot today... how did I go from hoping I'd never have to talk to anyone to doing television interviews and why will it always feel so awkward?

Thinking about this a lot today... how did I go from hoping I'd never have to talk to anyone to doing television interviews and why will it always feel so awkward?___

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2015-06-02 13:23:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I was interviewed and featured in the http://news.com.au news today about my Autcraft server, the first server for children with autism and their families.

Associate Professor Peter Enticott, a Deakin University autism expert, is not surprised Autcraft is receiving such positive feedback, because it allows kids to type conversations without being overwhelmed by “real world” stimulus that can be incredibly challenging for kids on the spectrum.___I was interviewed and featured in the http://news.com.au news today about my Autcraft server, the first server for children with autism and their families.

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2015-05-27 20:07:29 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

While talking to researchers at the University of Michigan studying depression in autistics, they asked me what the one thing was that I'd tell depressed children with autism. I told them what the last thing was that I had told a depressed autistic teen not even 2 nights earlier.

They both stopped the interview for a few minutes to talk about how "powerful" it was.

While talking to researchers at the University of Michigan studying depression in autistics, they asked me what the one thing was that I'd tell depressed children with autism. I told them what the last thing was that I had told a depressed autistic teen not even 2 nights earlier.

They both stopped the interview for a few minutes to talk about how "powerful" it was.___

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2015-05-18 15:08:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

In the name of world peace...

+Autcraft 

In the name of world peace...

+Autcraft ___

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2015-05-14 19:31:09 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The take away? If you want your child with autism to continue having services, don’t let them do well. Because the reward for doing well is punishment.

The take away? If you want your child with autism to continue having services, don’t let them do well. Because the reward for doing well is punishment.___

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2015-05-08 17:15:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Last day of summer (ever) for these two on June 12th.

Goodbye Phineas and Ferb.

Last day of summer (ever) for these two on June 12th.

Goodbye Phineas and Ferb.___

2015-04-28 16:56:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Let's talk about the autism "epidemic"

Shortly after my son was diagnosed with autism, my grandmother, in her 70's, asked me why "there seems to be so much more autism now."

I said "Grandma, when you were a little girl in school, do you remember if there was a 'special ed' class where they put all the slow kids?"

She said yes, in fact, they had a whole trailer separate from the building.

I said to her "Grandma, those kids weren't 'slow.' They just didn't know what to diagnose them with. A whole trailer full of kids separate from the rest of the school, how many of them do you think might have had autism?"

Since having been diagnosed as an adult, I've talked to countless others who have also done the same or at the very least, wonder if it's worth being assessed. Even more... more »

Let's talk about the autism "epidemic"

Shortly after my son was diagnosed with autism, my grandmother, in her 70's, asked me why "there seems to be so much more autism now."

I said "Grandma, when you were a little girl in school, do you remember if there was a 'special ed' class where they put all the slow kids?"

She said yes, in fact, they had a whole trailer separate from the building.

I said to her "Grandma, those kids weren't 'slow.' They just didn't know what to diagnose them with. A whole trailer full of kids separate from the rest of the school, how many of them do you think might have had autism?"

Since having been diagnosed as an adult, I've talked to countless others who have also done the same or at the very least, wonder if it's worth being assessed. Even more still feel they are likely on the spectrum but don't think it's worth going for an assessment.

Well, consider this... the number of people being diagnosed with autism went up by one the day that I was diagnosed. What would the number go up by if all those people who are simply curious were to go in for an assessment? None of those people were assessed as a child, when they probably should have been.

Have you seen more and more articles about girls on the spectrum lately? How they exhibit different symptoms and behaviours than boys? How doctors often miss the signs in girls?

It's my theory, and I'm no doctor or scientist or researcher, that girls are born with autism just as frequently as boys are only, most people just never notice. But as we all learn more and more and figure out the signs, more and more girls will be diagnosed.

Let's not even begin to discuss just how few doctors really are qualified enough to make a diagnosis, much less the family doctors that continue to tell us "Einstein talked later too, I'm sure your child is fine". Or the doctors that refuse to diagnose anyone with anything for fear of "over diagnosis" or the doctors that diagnose everyone with everything as a "favour" to help them get better services.

Then there's you and me, the teachers, the child care workers and all those others that are able to recognize the signs earlier thanks to all these years of autism awareness that we work so hard for.

What will happen to the autism rates when girls are diagnosed just as much as boys? What will happen to autism rates when all those adults that were missed as children are counted now?

Is the number of people being diagnosed with autism going to continue going up? Well, yes, it will.

But it's not a bad thing.

We're not calling people "slow" anymore. We're not missing it in girls as much. Adults that were missed when they were younger are figuring out who they really are, finally. Doctors are learning, people everywhere are learning!

This is all good news.

We need to stop being so afraid of these numbers.___

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2015-04-27 04:01:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

History has just been made.

History has just been made.___

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2015-04-22 11:37:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Even though the anti-vaccine folks will totally ignore studies of this magnitude, it's still worth noting that once again... the MMR vaccine has nothing to do with autism.

"In this large sample (95 727 children) of privately insured children with older siblings, receipt of the MMR vaccine was not associated with increased risk of ASD, regardless of whether older siblings had ASD. These findings indicate no harmful association between MMR vaccine receipt and ASD even among children already at higher risk for ASD."

Even though the anti-vaccine folks will totally ignore studies of this magnitude, it's still worth noting that once again... the MMR vaccine has nothing to do with autism.

"In this large sample (95 727 children) of privately insured children with older siblings, receipt of the MMR vaccine was not associated with increased risk of ASD, regardless of whether older siblings had ASD. These findings indicate no harmful association between MMR vaccine receipt and ASD even among children already at higher risk for ASD."___

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2015-04-15 22:18:56 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-13 14:11:55 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

To all of my friends and family that have no real connections to autism besides me... please take a moment to read, this is for you.

So NBC Dateline did a big story on what happens to kids with autism as they become adults with autism and how all their services and supports go away.

As always when these things happen, people send me links saying "thought you might be interested in this" or "have you seen this?"
I appreciate it but listen... being in the autism community means I already know this stuff. I don't need a special program to tell me what I already know.

What I suggest is this, think about all your friends with a connection to autism that "might be interested in this".... and then send it to all your friends that didn't make it to that list. Because THOSE are the people that need to see it.

You have the ability... more »

To all of my friends and family that have no real connections to autism besides me... please take a moment to read, this is for you.

So NBC Dateline did a big story on what happens to kids with autism as they become adults with autism and how all their services and supports go away.

As always when these things happen, people send me links saying "thought you might be interested in this" or "have you seen this?"
I appreciate it but listen... being in the autism community means I already know this stuff. I don't need a special program to tell me what I already know.

What I suggest is this, think about all your friends with a connection to autism that "might be interested in this".... and then send it to all your friends that didn't make it to that list. Because THOSE are the people that need to see it.

You have the ability to raise more autism awareness than I do because all of my friends and family are in my list and hear about this stuff constantly. You are the one that has people in your list that know nothing about these things. You are the one that can reach people that might not be interested in it but really should be aware.

Yes, I'd love for you to send me news and info that I haven't already seen so that I can share it but even if you do find something I haven't seen or didn't already know, what I can do with it will never be as powerful as what you can do with it only because you have an audience that I don't have... the unaware.

So, I'm not saying to not send me stuff you find interesting, all I'm saying is, don't stop with me. Share it with everyone.. especially those that you think won't find it interesting. That's how you can really help the most.___

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2015-04-13 01:14:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Big fan of this series... of course, anything that gives people a safe place to play is brilliant in my book. Good on you Doc!

Big fan of this series... of course, anything that gives people a safe place to play is brilliant in my book. Good on you Doc!___

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2015-04-13 01:02:20 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-09 22:25:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

“If each #person was a #star in the #sky, you'd be able to tell which ones had #autism because they would be the stars that #twinkle in #colour.” Stuart Duncan #autismlove #ASD #autismacceptance #autismawareness #awareness #acceptance #truth #love  #Cincinnati #OH #Ohio #addressthecause #brainbalance  #afterschoolprogram

“If each #person was a #star in the #sky, you'd be able to tell which ones had #autism because they would be the stars that #twinkle in #colour.” Stuart Duncan #autismlove #ASD #autismacceptance #autismawareness #awareness #acceptance #truth #love  #Cincinnati #OH #Ohio #addressthecause #brainbalance  #afterschoolprogram___

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2015-04-09 22:25:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

“Don't Tell Me, Inform Me. 
Don't Include Me, Involve Me. 
Don't Judge Me, Accept Me.”
- Stuart Duncan 

#Autism 

“Don't Tell Me, Inform Me. 
Don't Include Me, Involve Me. 
Don't Judge Me, Accept Me.”
- Stuart Duncan 

#Autism ___

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2015-04-09 16:31:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-07 11:51:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Brilliant! May have to borrow this design.

Brilliant! May have to borrow this design.___

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2015-04-06 20:26:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A recap of Autism Awareness Day and my plea to the Minecraft community leading up to it.

A recap of Autism Awareness Day and my plea to the Minecraft community leading up to it.___

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2015-04-05 19:11:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

#Autism is one word attempting to describe #millions of different #stories.  -Stuart Duncan #addressthecause #brainbalance

#Autism is one word attempting to describe #millions of different #stories.  -Stuart Duncan #addressthecause #brainbalance___

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2015-04-04 22:36:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Part 2 of the HermitCraft invasion of Autcraft during my Autism Awareness Day / Anti-bullying all day livestream... the server had some unexpected but very welcome guests.

Part 2 of the HermitCraft invasion of Autcraft during my Autism Awareness Day / Anti-bullying all day livestream... the server had some unexpected but very welcome guests.___

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2015-04-04 16:28:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Autism & Bullying Livestream in which the Autcraft server is visited by Docm77, Arkas, Xisumavoid and Etho!

Autism & Bullying Livestream in which the Autcraft server is visited by Docm77, Arkas, Xisumavoid and Etho!___

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2015-04-02 11:39:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

#Autism Awareness Day video - Taking a stand against bullying

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqi8RnB5I7w

#Minecraft #Autcraft #Bullying

#Autism Awareness Day video - Taking a stand against bullying

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqi8RnB5I7w

#Minecraft #Autcraft #Bullying___

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2015-04-02 01:14:27 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

As it is April 2nd in many parts of the world now, I thought I'd share this with you all to help get you started with some real info before people start bombarding you with "diagnosis rates" and such.

As it is April 2nd in many parts of the world now, I thought I'd share this with you all to help get you started with some real info before people start bombarding you with "diagnosis rates" and such.___

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2015-04-01 17:01:48 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!___

2015-03-31 16:04:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Found more talk about Autcraft on a hacker/griefer forum.
When I show this to people, the usual response is to "ignore it" but you know what? I can't.

I actively seek this stuff out because experience has shown that on the occasions where this happens, there's almost always 2 or 3 whitelist applications that come in from trolls. So being on top of when these things are talked about and making notes of the day/time and correlating them to when whitelist apps come in... it actually helps us to prevent these people from ever getting onto the server.

And sure enough, there are 2 whitelist applications that came in shortly after that discussion on the forum took place. A little digging and yup, they're trolls.

Yup, following the haters of the Internet around has become a part of my job.
Sometimes you have to get your hands dirty to get the job... more »

Found more talk about Autcraft on a hacker/griefer forum.
When I show this to people, the usual response is to "ignore it" but you know what? I can't.

I actively seek this stuff out because experience has shown that on the occasions where this happens, there's almost always 2 or 3 whitelist applications that come in from trolls. So being on top of when these things are talked about and making notes of the day/time and correlating them to when whitelist apps come in... it actually helps us to prevent these people from ever getting onto the server.

And sure enough, there are 2 whitelist applications that came in shortly after that discussion on the forum took place. A little digging and yup, they're trolls.

Yup, following the haters of the Internet around has become a part of my job.
Sometimes you have to get your hands dirty to get the job done.___

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2015-03-31 14:44:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Awesome!

Awesome!___

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2015-03-31 00:24:48 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 169 +1s)Open 

Congrats on 400.

I've said it before and I'll say it again... I've been here from the beginning, you got me into this and now I am running a server with over 5000 children that have autism. Parents were feeling powerless to do anything as their autistic children were being bullied everywhere they tried to play. I loved Minecraft, my son loves Minecraft... we both have autism and love Minecraft thanks in large part to your videos. So when those parents started posting their frustrations, I had the know how to be able to help.

So this isn't just a congrats to you... this is a thank you.

Thank you +EthosLab for entertaining my child & I and for teaching me along the way, giving me the opportunity to help out more people than I ever thought I could.

Congrats on 400.

I've said it before and I'll say it again... I've been here from the beginning, you got me into this and now I am running a server with over 5000 children that have autism. Parents were feeling powerless to do anything as their autistic children were being bullied everywhere they tried to play. I loved Minecraft, my son loves Minecraft... we both have autism and love Minecraft thanks in large part to your videos. So when those parents started posting their frustrations, I had the know how to be able to help.

So this isn't just a congrats to you... this is a thank you.

Thank you +EthosLab for entertaining my child & I and for teaching me along the way, giving me the opportunity to help out more people than I ever thought I could.___

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2015-03-30 18:16:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

  “#Celebrate the #failures. Let go of the #disappointments. Build upon the #successes. Keep moving forward.” Stuart Duncan #autism #autismquote #motivation #Motivationmonday #wordsofwisdom #quote #quoteoftheday  #Austin #ATX #Texas #TX #addressthecause #brainbalance #afterschoolprogram

  “#Celebrate the #failures. Let go of the #disappointments. Build upon the #successes. Keep moving forward.” Stuart Duncan #autism #autismquote #motivation #Motivationmonday #wordsofwisdom #quote #quoteoftheday  #Austin #ATX #Texas #TX #addressthecause #brainbalance #afterschoolprogram___

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2015-03-30 11:54:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Spread #autismawareness ! #autismawarenessmonth   

Spread #autismawareness ! #autismawarenessmonth   ___

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2015-03-30 11:50:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-26 19:57:57 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

What lovely spring weather we are having today...

What lovely spring weather we are having today...___

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2015-03-23 20:43:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-22 13:52:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Quote Inception? Quoteception?

Quote Inception? Quoteception?___

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2015-03-19 15:01:07 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I asked the Minecraft community to speak up and help those of us in the autism community last year... and they did!

But we still need to do more so I'm asking once again.

If you play Minecraft or know anyone that does, please share and ask for support on this upcoming Autism Awareness Day.

I asked the Minecraft community to speak up and help those of us in the autism community last year... and they did!

But we still need to do more so I'm asking once again.

If you play Minecraft or know anyone that does, please share and ask for support on this upcoming Autism Awareness Day.___

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2015-03-17 20:57:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I saw a quote/meme with my name on it posted to a random FB fan page under which had the comment

"Who is Stuart Duncan? I see his name all the time around the ‪#‎autism‬ circles."

I started to reply but it wasn't right so I erased it. Then I started again but erased that too. 3 more tries and eventually I was all like...

I saw a quote/meme with my name on it posted to a random FB fan page under which had the comment

"Who is Stuart Duncan? I see his name all the time around the ‪#‎autism‬ circles."

I started to reply but it wasn't right so I erased it. Then I started again but erased that too. 3 more tries and eventually I was all like...___

2015-03-12 14:21:52 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

It is not wrong to admit that autism is hard on yourself.
It is not wrong to admit that autism is hard on your children.
It is not wrong to admit that autism is hard on you because it's hard on your children.
It is not wrong to admit that autism is awesome.
It is not wrong to admit that a person with autism is awesome.
It is not wrong to admit that a person with autism is an autistic.
It is not wrong to admit that an autistic is a person with autism.
It is not wrong to admit that autism sucks sometimes, a lot of the time, all of the time.
It is not wrong to admit that autism is awesome sometimes, a lot of the time, all of the time.
It is not wrong to admit that autism changes you.
It is not wrong to admit that autism doesn't change you.
It is not wrong to be proud that you have autism.
It is not wrong to wish you didn't have autism.... more »

It is not wrong to admit that autism is hard on yourself.
It is not wrong to admit that autism is hard on your children.
It is not wrong to admit that autism is hard on you because it's hard on your children.
It is not wrong to admit that autism is awesome.
It is not wrong to admit that a person with autism is awesome.
It is not wrong to admit that a person with autism is an autistic.
It is not wrong to admit that an autistic is a person with autism.
It is not wrong to admit that autism sucks sometimes, a lot of the time, all of the time.
It is not wrong to admit that autism is awesome sometimes, a lot of the time, all of the time.
It is not wrong to admit that autism changes you.
It is not wrong to admit that autism doesn't change you.
It is not wrong to be proud that you have autism.
It is not wrong to wish you didn't have autism.
It is not wrong to want the best for yourself with or without autism.
It is not wrong to want the best for your children with or without autism.

It is wrong to judge me for these things.
it is wrong to correct me when I express these things.
It is wrong to think that everyone must wish/want/do/say what you think they should.

I posted this last year for "Autism Awareness Month" and while we're a little early for that now, I feel it is worth sharing again.___

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2015-03-09 16:38:24 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I once said "While parents and autistic adults argue over whom should be listened to most, autistic adults with autistic children are completely ignored."

Jason agreed and now, he wants to change that.
In this interview, we talk about that.

I once said "While parents and autistic adults argue over whom should be listened to most, autistic adults with autistic children are completely ignored."

Jason agreed and now, he wants to change that.
In this interview, we talk about that.___

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2015-03-09 15:24:49 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-09 13:10:19 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2015-03-06 17:19:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This is probably the single most greatest thing I will see today and I am not sure if that's a good or a bad thing.

Be ready in a sec, just have to do my hair. #HappyFriday #tGIF  

h/t to +TwistedSifter for this top notch gif.___This is probably the single most greatest thing I will see today and I am not sure if that's a good or a bad thing.

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