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I am now obsessed with mustelids!

Here’s a list of mustelids that you may know about:

  • Ferrets
  • Weasels
  • Stoats
  • Polecats
  • Martins
  • Otters
  • Badgers
  • The skunks aren’t mustelids but are really closely related to them
  • Minks
  • Wolverines

They’re all pretty awesome, though European badgers are one of the least carnivorous members of Carnivora along with brown bears, whilst ferrets, weasels and stoats are obligate carnivores meaning they can only eat meat. 

— Samby

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Are Eagles only people who have Autism or are their family members, friends, and other people who support them included?

Kinda everyone who comes here! We’re very inclusive :3

— Samby

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Are meltdowns really like the movies that show them?

It depends. Mine vary a lot. Most of the time I just go quiet and need space and time alone. If I don’t get it, I tend to violently attack people until they run away. Then again, I am prone to psychotic episodes.

— Samby

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Who are some celebrities or famous people that have Autism?

It’s not really our place to ask. If they don’t want us to know, we should respect their privacy.

— Samby

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

What tips do you have for Eagles applying for a job?

I’m not certain I’m the best person to ask, but I’ll give it a shot.

  • Don’t lie. Really don’t. Bad plan all round.
  • Don’t try to be someone you’re not. They’ll see right through it.
  • If you need help, ask for it. You’re not going to get anywhere by suffering and struggling with something you can’t do.
  • Don’t lie. REALLY DON’T.

— Samby

Applying for jobs is hard

I’m not certain if I should tell them I’ve got CFS or not. I mean, it’s pretty fucking bad; it’s degenerative, so it’s just going to get worse over time. I’m not even certain it’s CFS any more. Could be any other autoimmune condition. But I think, in general, it’s a good plan to tell them. 

— Samby

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

How are you guys on your parents/guardians contacting something like Autism Speaks to try and help you get employed? (ignoring the fact that AS is terrible). Same goes for telling your employer that you have it once you get a job. Both seem kind of sketchy to me since telling people about it upfront just makes me seem like "damaged goods", despite me being high enough in functioning to pass off as mostly neurotypical. And getting a job just because I was autistic would be kind of a cop-out.

Here’s my advice about getting your parents involved in your employment prospects, at any age above about 14:

Don’t.

Ever.

Seriously. It looks really, really bad for the parent to do anything more than casually inquire “oh, are you guys hiring, because my child is looking for a job”. If they say yes, from that point onwards you’re going to need to do EVERYTHING yourself, because it looks really, REALLY bad to be reliant on your parents.

If you have dysfunctions related to autism that makes it hard to apply for a job, you’re going to need to talk to your prospective employer directly to ask for certain allowances to be made. Don’t rely on other people to make your life easy, you’re going to need to do the work yourself. Now, if one of the allowances made is that you have some kind of advocate to help you out as needed, that’s totally fine, but you’re going to need to be the one who makes the effort to tell your prospective employer or employer that. 

If you have dysfunctions related to a job that make it impossible to apply for a job, you’re going to need to seriously consider if it’s appropriate for you to be working there at all. I hate to say it, I really do, but practicality must prevail and you must remember that employers care about the money, not you. To them, you are a fleeting blip. 

For that same reason, try to limit the allowances you ask for to a bare minimum. Employers will not employ a person if they’re going to be more trouble and they’re really worth, and as illegal as it may or may not be it’s also totally accepted practise. Accept that there will be assholes out there who hear you’re autistic, and immediately put your application in the “reject” pile. However, mentioning it is never something that you can definitely say yes or no about, but rather it’s something that must be approached on a case by case basis. Mention it when you think it’s appropriate to what you might be employed to do. Don’t bother mentioning it if your primary problem is having too many people around, if you’re going to be a night-shift worker stacking shelves in a warehouse. Do mention it if you’re going to be working in a technology store, and you can’t be around too much noise (i.e. the music section). 

On that same note, know where to draw the line between a reasonable expectation of allowances to be made, and an unreasonable expectation that the employer will create a brand new job for you. If you melt down when there are too many lights and colours around you, it’s a bad idea to apply for a job in a party shop. If you have difficulty coping with large crowds of people, don’t apply for a job as a cashier in a supermarket. Employers won’t bother to create new jobs for you, they’ll just fire you or not bother to hire you.

So, in conclusion, you’re going to have to use your best judgement about this. If you need allowances for a job that isn’t directly triggering but might have triggering elements, tell them and ask for the relevant adjustments to be made. If you need a new job created to be employed there, find someone else to employ you.

— Samby

clevergal10 asked:

I see... It seems that from my research that autistics tend to prefer identity first language and that allistic 'supporters' such as Autism Speaks seems to only use person first language. The sides recommend different ways to use to term autistics. Even through there is no 'right' way what do you recommend allistics to use? I guess, I would recommend they used identity first language as not to offence the majority of the autistic community.

clevergal10 asked:

I find it so annoying when allistics use person first language instead of identity first language. Hello neurotypicals unless you can an autistic, it is offensive to a lot of autistic humans. What do you think about the issue? #actuallyautistic #actually autistic

Personally, I think there’s no right answer here. Most prefer the latter, but there are some who prefer the former. I personally prefer the latter.

— Samby

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Are all questions eventually answered? Does this blog have a queue? What are some good self diagnosis websites? Sorry, for all of the questions.

It depends! If we’re swamped, we’ll probably try to select easier questions for answering simply because they’re faster. Certainly I’ll prioritise the ones I want to answer. Generally MOST questions are answered.

Personally, I’m more likely to answer questions that aren’t anonymous as well. Simply put, I have fairly severe paranoia problems that aren’t getting any better, and I have a tendency to assume anonymous people are trying to catch me out with loaded questions or something. Sorry about that, it’s hard to ignore.

The other mods probably don’t have that same issue though, which is nice!

— Samby

Autistic Eagle Theme Update Survey

Hi, I’m Sam!  No, not Samby, the original mod here at Autistic Eagle.  Yes, Sam, the current and (somewhat) active moderator of Autistic Alligator.

I’ve been recruited as our general tech-y person.  (Permanent?  Temporary?  Who knows.  I’m decent at HTML so I’m here for now.)

Anyway, we are currently looking into a theme change and some page updates and I’d like to ask the opinions of our followers beforehand.  The current theme has proven to be impractical in a number of ways (it can be a bit difficult to process for some) as well as our list of links.

So I would like to ask if anyone wants to forward me some suggestions as far as features and/or pages you’d like to see on the updated theme.

Since we do get a lot of asks and our ask box is a little overwhelmed, I ask that any suggestions get sent through the SurveyMonkey linked above.

I will keep everyone updated as far as planned timing for the theme and if anyone would like, I would be happy to list planned changes every once in a while as well.  Additionally, my work will be saved over at my personal sandbox that people can come by and have a look at.  Don’t like something?  You can fill out the SurveyMonkey more than once (I think; if not, send an ask to that blog).

~Sam

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Why are some people so against self diagnosis?

Because they’re not aware of how things like race, economic class, gender identity, etc. are hugely discriminated against when it comes to getting a medical diagnosis, and thus actively prevents oppressed groups from said medical diagnosis.

For the anti-self diagnosis crowd, they believe that medical diagnosis is the only valid way to go into being “a proper autistic”, which is bullshit.

- Lucas

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