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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

September 2019

Demisexuality and autism

A demisexual person doesn’t feel sexual attraction unless a strong bond or emotional connection has been made. Many autistics report being demisexual.

Drawing of a black-and-white brain with a rainbow butterfly landing on it making it colorful

My Autism Diagnosis at Age 25

I’ve always known that something was different about me. And not in the I’m-growing-up-and-everyone’s-weird kind of way, either. It’s also very possible — no, very probable — that the people close to me picked up on it, too.

Hell is Other People, a One Act Play

What is the point of communicating if people are going to ignore your message but focus on your “tone,” or tell you they know how you feel better than you do, or that your feelings are a problem? Why speak if they are only going to complain that you echo and script?

Why Accessible, Community Driven, and Neurodiversity-Friendly Events Are So Important

“[…] a real effort was made to accommodate various sensory needs and allow the kids in attendance to pursue activities they enjoyed and found interesting. Visual instruction sheets and other adaptations were provided for those who were nonverbal; a variety of stations, all loosely related to the weekly sport theme, were set up to allow for choice; and the event in general was one that encouraged the neurodivergent folks who came – parents and children alike – to have fun and bond with other like-minded people.”

wikipedia.org Article on Sue Rubin

Sue Rubin’s page on Wikipedia was removed due to discrimination and vandalism. In protest, The Aspergian is reposting and editing the pages of nonspeakers.

Demisexuality and autism

A demisexual person doesn’t feel sexual attraction unless a strong bond or emotional connection has been made. Many autistics report being demisexual.

Drawing of a black-and-white brain with a rainbow butterfly landing on it making it colorful

My Autism Diagnosis at Age 25

I’ve always known that something was different about me. And not in the I’m-growing-up-and-everyone’s-weird kind of way, either. It’s also very possible — no, very probable — that the people close to me picked up on it, too.

Hell is Other People, a One Act Play

What is the point of communicating if people are going to ignore your message but focus on your “tone,” or tell you they know how you feel better than you do, or that your feelings are a problem? Why speak if they are only going to complain that you echo and script?

Why Accessible, Community Driven, and Neurodiversity-Friendly Events Are So Important

“[…] a real effort was made to accommodate various sensory needs and allow the kids in attendance to pursue activities they enjoyed and found interesting. Visual instruction sheets and other adaptations were provided for those who were nonverbal; a variety of stations, all loosely related to the weekly sport theme, were set up to allow for choice; and the event in general was one that encouraged the neurodivergent folks who came – parents and children alike – to have fun and bond with other like-minded people.”

wikipedia.org Article on Sue Rubin

Sue Rubin’s page on Wikipedia was removed due to discrimination and vandalism. In protest, The Aspergian is reposting and editing the pages of nonspeakers.

Demisexuality and autism

A demisexual person doesn’t feel sexual attraction unless a strong bond or emotional connection has been made. Many autistics report being demisexual.

Drawing of a black-and-white brain with a rainbow butterfly landing on it making it colorful

My Autism Diagnosis at Age 25

I’ve always known that something was different about me. And not in the I’m-growing-up-and-everyone’s-weird kind of way, either. It’s also very possible — no, very probable — that the people close to me picked up on it, too.

Hell is Other People, a One Act Play

What is the point of communicating if people are going to ignore your message but focus on your “tone,” or tell you they know how you feel better than you do, or that your feelings are a problem? Why speak if they are only going to complain that you echo and script?

Why Accessible, Community Driven, and Neurodiversity-Friendly Events Are So Important

“[…] a real effort was made to accommodate various sensory needs and allow the kids in attendance to pursue activities they enjoyed and found interesting. Visual instruction sheets and other adaptations were provided for those who were nonverbal; a variety of stations, all loosely related to the weekly sport theme, were set up to allow for choice; and the event in general was one that encouraged the neurodivergent folks who came – parents and children alike – to have fun and bond with other like-minded people.”

wikipedia.org Article on Sue Rubin

Sue Rubin’s page on Wikipedia was removed due to discrimination and vandalism. In protest, The Aspergian is reposting and editing the pages of nonspeakers.