latenightparty: (Howling Wolf)
Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] pyraxis at Spacerobot Studio
The fine folk of the Spacerobot Crew are holding the grand opening of their etsy store!

Spacerobot Studio business card image. www.spacerobotstudio.etsy.com - Celebrating Neurodiversity, Creativity and Alternative Communication. Status necklaces, Neurodiversity Pride jewelry, shrinky dinks, and more!

www.spacerobotstudio.etsy.com

Celebrating Neurodiversity, Creativity and Alternative Communication. Status necklaces, Neurodiversity Pride jewelry, shrinky dinks, and more!

You can also follow them on Twitter under SpacerobotStudio.

Check it out. [livejournal.com profile] jimnightmare and [livejournal.com profile] yonjuunana have been developing and testing some of this stuff for years as an alternative communication method for themselves: signal cards on a necklace to say whether they're up for being approached and talking, and how much energy they have for people-interaction.

For autistic people or others who have difficulty getting the message across through words or body language, these tools are really helpful. Thanks to the Spacerobots, they're cool to look at as well.

They've also been developing a line of steampunk-inspired jewelry and neurodiversity pride pendants.

 
latenightparty: (Multipass)
I know some of you have already read this... I recently finished reading a simply wonderful book. I just might have a new favorite book. It's a science fiction/cyberpunk/space opera called This Alien Shore by C.S. Friedman. In it, a young girl is on the run because she has been the subject of an experiment, and both Earth and the mutant-filled outworlds are interested in her. This book is unusual because it has a pro-neurodiversity angle and features autistic and multiple lead characters, even though these traits are taken to a bit of an extreme. I enjoyed every minute of it, and it was very hard to put down because it was so gripping. I even found it quite emotionally moving. Few books blow me away like that. There was quite a bit of jumping around between characters and settings, which was a bit confusing at first, but it comes together.

I got another book by this author, another one of her science fiction works (she seems to mostly write fantasy though)... I'll probably tackle the fantasy books next.

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