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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

Embrace ASD

Embrace ASD
We are Dr. Natalie Engelbrecht and Martin Silvertant, an autistic psychotherapist & graphic designer couple. We provide research & experience-based autism content for personal elucidation & empowerment.

Autism & the flitting phenomenon

Autistic women often dart in and out of social situations like a butterfly going from one flower to the next. We look like we fit in, but we don’t; we look like we connect, but are left feeling alone.

Autism and Movie Talk

Particularly autistic females learn how to camouflage/mask in order to fit in. One of the things we often use is movie talk. What is that?

The alexithymia & autism guide

Alexithymia is so common among autistic people that it is commonly mistaken for autism itself. In this post, I explain what alexithymia is and how it presents itself in autism.

Gelotophobia & Autism

Many autistic people (45% according to one study) have gelotophobia. No, this is not a gelato phobia, but a fear of being ridiculed or laughed at. Continue reading to see whether you might have it.

Autism & the flitting phenomenon

Autistic women often dart in and out of social situations like a butterfly going from one flower to the next. We look like we fit in, but we don’t; we look like we connect, but are left feeling alone.

Autism and Movie Talk

Particularly autistic females learn how to camouflage/mask in order to fit in. One of the things we often use is movie talk. What is that?

The alexithymia & autism guide

Alexithymia is so common among autistic people that it is commonly mistaken for autism itself. In this post, I explain what alexithymia is and how it presents itself in autism.

Gelotophobia & Autism

Many autistic people (45% according to one study) have gelotophobia. No, this is not a gelato phobia, but a fear of being ridiculed or laughed at. Continue reading to see whether you might have it.

Autism & the flitting phenomenon

Autistic women often dart in and out of social situations like a butterfly going from one flower to the next. We look like we fit in, but we don’t; we look like we connect, but are left feeling alone.

Autism and Movie Talk

Particularly autistic females learn how to camouflage/mask in order to fit in. One of the things we often use is movie talk. What is that?

The alexithymia & autism guide

Alexithymia is so common among autistic people that it is commonly mistaken for autism itself. In this post, I explain what alexithymia is and how it presents itself in autism.

Gelotophobia & Autism

Many autistic people (45% according to one study) have gelotophobia. No, this is not a gelato phobia, but a fear of being ridiculed or laughed at. Continue reading to see whether you might have it.