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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity

NeuroClastic

NeuroClastic
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Nonspeaker Perspectives on Representation

With the help of the International Association of Spelling to Communicate, we asked Nonspeaking Autistic young people what they would like for the world to know about their lived experiences, thoughts, and inner lives.

The Netherlands institutionalizes autistic boy for 2 years without parental consent – bring him home NOW #GiveMartinBack

To His Royal Majesty King Willem-Alexander, Premier of The Netherlands Mark Rutte, Vice-premier of The Netherlands and Minister for Health, Welfare and Sport Hugo de Jonge, President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, UN Secretary General António Guterres, and UNICEF President Rabab Fatima, NeuroClastic and our 300 contributors ask that you #GiveMartinBack to his parents immediately.

The View from Here – On Stimming

Ashna and William, no speaking autistic teens, discuss their thoughts on stimming. If everyone stomach, why is it only called stimming when autistic people do it?

Three clear honey jars of different shades from light to dark.

Label Jars, Not People

For most of his life, until he started typing, E was identified as a “low-functioning autistic.” These are his thoughts on function labels.

Greta – Our Warrior Princess

Greta’s fearlessness is inspiring. So many of us were conditioned to be silent. Our opinions were offensive, challenging, “vain.” Our questions made people uncomfortable with themselves, and they lashed out at us.

Nonspeaker Perspectives on Representation

With the help of the International Association of Spelling to Communicate, we asked Nonspeaking Autistic young people what they would like for the world to know about their lived experiences, thoughts, and inner lives.

The Netherlands institutionalizes autistic boy for 2 years without parental consent – bring him home NOW #GiveMartinBack

To His Royal Majesty King Willem-Alexander, Premier of The Netherlands Mark Rutte, Vice-premier of The Netherlands and Minister for Health, Welfare and Sport Hugo de Jonge, President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, UN Secretary General António Guterres, and UNICEF President Rabab Fatima, NeuroClastic and our 300 contributors ask that you #GiveMartinBack to his parents immediately.

The View from Here – On Stimming

Ashna and William, no speaking autistic teens, discuss their thoughts on stimming. If everyone stomach, why is it only called stimming when autistic people do it?

Three clear honey jars of different shades from light to dark.

Label Jars, Not People

For most of his life, until he started typing, E was identified as a “low-functioning autistic.” These are his thoughts on function labels.

Greta – Our Warrior Princess

Greta’s fearlessness is inspiring. So many of us were conditioned to be silent. Our opinions were offensive, challenging, “vain.” Our questions made people uncomfortable with themselves, and they lashed out at us.

Nonspeaker Perspectives on Representation

With the help of the International Association of Spelling to Communicate, we asked Nonspeaking Autistic young people what they would like for the world to know about their lived experiences, thoughts, and inner lives.

The Netherlands institutionalizes autistic boy for 2 years without parental consent – bring him home NOW #GiveMartinBack

To His Royal Majesty King Willem-Alexander, Premier of The Netherlands Mark Rutte, Vice-premier of The Netherlands and Minister for Health, Welfare and Sport Hugo de Jonge, President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, UN Secretary General António Guterres, and UNICEF President Rabab Fatima, NeuroClastic and our 300 contributors ask that you #GiveMartinBack to his parents immediately.

The View from Here – On Stimming

Ashna and William, no speaking autistic teens, discuss their thoughts on stimming. If everyone stomach, why is it only called stimming when autistic people do it?

Three clear honey jars of different shades from light to dark.

Label Jars, Not People

For most of his life, until he started typing, E was identified as a “low-functioning autistic.” These are his thoughts on function labels.

Greta – Our Warrior Princess

Greta’s fearlessness is inspiring. So many of us were conditioned to be silent. Our opinions were offensive, challenging, “vain.” Our questions made people uncomfortable with themselves, and they lashed out at us.