If neurodiversity is the natural variation of cognition, motivations, and patterns of behaviour within the human species, then what role do autistic traits in particular play within human cultures and what cultural evolutionary pressures have allowed autistic traits to persist over hundreds of thousands of years?
If you’re finding lockdown and quarantine are contributing to an increase in your use of drugs, alcohol, or other unhealthy coping mechanisms, these steps might help you to find some healthier ways to navigate difficult times.
It also means that the past year has made it clear to me that what our movement needs is space where everyone, regardless of opinion, is welcome, in which the decisions of the community at large are represented (not just the decisions of autistic people who have leadership positions).
Most people do not realize the autistic community exists, much less that there are prolific autistic-lead and ally supported organizations out there. This video explores the primary reason for this disparity.
Parents are looking for better ways than ABA to support the healthy social, academic, and emotional development of their autistic and otherwise neurodivergent children. Enter the ND Montessori!
This experience of late diagnosis for one man who, at nearly 50 years old, finally had an answer. This piece will make you laugh, and maybe cry, and ultimately want to cheer for this unforgettable journey to self-knowledge.
Here’s how to stop engaging your autistic child in fruitless power struggles and how to engage their natural desire to help others for a better, more peaceful relationship.
Coming out at work is taking a risk. It should only be done if you feel it’s the best decision for your personal situation, and only to the people you can trust. Don’t feel like you “have to” or that you “owe” it to your boss–you don’t. It is entirely up to you.
The way society regards autistics is explored through a political analogy where accommodations for autistics are based on the conservative value of assimilation instead of the progressive value of a cultural mosaic.
In the second installment in a series about autism and religion, an autistic minister looks at what the Christian Bible is and is not and how the Bible can be misused to cause harm.