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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

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EQ Skills as an Imperative to Formal Curriculum?

I am a passionate advocate of EQ as an essential part of early years formal education. I know for sure that some of my issues would never have taken root so deeply had an education system been in place which valued the growth of the individual.

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Autism, Fire Alarms, & School Fire Drills

For many autistic students, school fire drills can be deeply upsetting. For Alex, the fear of the next one was so traumatizing that it prevented access to a free and appropriate education.

Autistic woman looking left out but wanting to interact with peers

Don’t assume I’m masking

I am writing this to carve out space for myself in the socially-constructed version of the world. I don’t exist if I’m autistic and all autistic people who act the way I’m acting are masking.

book review of my brother otto by meg raby autism siblings autistic on the spectrum review from an actually autistic person

Book Review: My Brother Otto

“Regardless, Piper models what it’s like to feel unconditional acceptance and love for an autistic person, without applying any of the arbitrary societal standards that even small children can be conditioned to uphold.”

Autism, Fire Alarms, & School Fire Drills

For many autistic students, school fire drills can be deeply upsetting. For Alex, the fear of the next one was so traumatizing that it prevented access to a free and appropriate education.

Autistic woman looking left out but wanting to interact with peers

Don’t assume I’m masking

I am writing this to carve out space for myself in the socially-constructed version of the world. I don’t exist if I’m autistic and all autistic people who act the way I’m acting are masking.

book review of my brother otto by meg raby autism siblings autistic on the spectrum review from an actually autistic person

Book Review: My Brother Otto

“Regardless, Piper models what it’s like to feel unconditional acceptance and love for an autistic person, without applying any of the arbitrary societal standards that even small children can be conditioned to uphold.”

Questioning if you could be autistic or otherwise neurodivergent?

We compiled a directory of specialists trained to diagnose autism in adults, organized by city.