The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity

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The Joy of Communication

Matt Crittenden is a nonspeaking autistic who delights in the new and depending relationships he forms now that he has access to communication that works for him.

Poetry: Assessment

Anantha Krishnamurthy is a nonspeaking autistic teen advocate who uses RPM to communicate. In this poem, he recalls the isolation of not being able to demonstrate his ability before access to communication rights.

Airplanes and the Autistic

Tejas Rao Sankar, a nonspeaking autistic, attempted to board a flight, but his body did not want to cooperate with his mind.

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On Autism, Getting Dressed, and Toileting

There are a lot of parents who are anxious about the upcoming school year because their autistic children may not be dressing or toileting without assistance. This article explains why many autistic children and adults may experience incontinence.

Replacing control with ecologies of care

In our society the fiction of homo economicus manifests itself in the beliefs associated with the language of behaviourism, which exists in multiple dialects, and which has come to permeate and pollute many disciplines in the social sciences

On Autism, Getting Dressed, and Toileting

There are a lot of parents who are anxious about the upcoming school year because their autistic children may not be dressing or toileting without assistance. This article explains why many autistic children and adults may experience incontinence.

A letter to Authority

Due to the implications and the mental labor required to mask ourselves and mirror your demands, our existence is incompatible with all forms of you that attempt to control our autistic neurotype.

Replacing control with ecologies of care

In our society the fiction of homo economicus manifests itself in the beliefs associated with the language of behaviourism, which exists in multiple dialects, and which has come to permeate and pollute many disciplines in the social sciences

Questioning if you could be autistic or otherwise neurodivergent?

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