The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity

Jorn Bettin

Jorn Bettin
The more we help each other to question in ways we otherwise wouldn’t – and correspondingly discover new insights about the world and ourselves, the more we are able to learn from each other, and the more we start to understand each other. The gift that we all bring to the world is the (re)generative potential of all the trusted relationships that we co-create.

Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa

Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa is a new website that is designed as an access point to the New Zealand Autistic Community. If you are autistic and live in Aotearoa New Zealand, you are welcome to join Te Hapori Whaitakiwātanga Aotearoa and to access the peer-to-peer support services offered by our members.

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

Autistic Life, Trauma, and Disability

Autistic people are anthropologists by birth in a very literal sense. Trauma and autistic lived experience in Western industrialised societies are very hard to separate.

The book on collaboration at human scale is available for peer review

The book project The Beauty of Collaboration at Human Scale is now in the peer review stage. Through the lenses of evolutionary biology and cultural evolution, small groups are the organisms within human society – in contrast to individuals, corporations, and nation states. The implications for our so-called civilisation are profound. All feedback is welcome!

The social architecture of collective intelligence

Many autists reject all forms of social power. Unless we have autistic people in our environment that nurture our sense of agency and intrinsic motivations, trauma may prevent us from learning how to trust others and build eye level relationships.

Active disablement of minorities

In a W.E.I.R.D. culture where autistic people are pathologised, it can be helpful to point to reflections on culture made by outsiders and members of minorities who are marginalised and often persecuted.

community of care

What would a healthy society look like?

The definition of normality in the industrial era is based on the metaphor of society as a factory and on the metaphor of people as machines. Our laws and social norms have been shaped by these metaphors to a far greater extent than most people are able to comprehend without an in-depth explanation.

Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa

Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa is a new website that is designed as an access point to the New Zealand Autistic Community. If you are autistic and live in Aotearoa New Zealand, you are welcome to join Te Hapori Whaitakiwātanga Aotearoa and to access the peer-to-peer support services offered by our members.

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

Autistic Life, Trauma, and Disability

Autistic people are anthropologists by birth in a very literal sense. Trauma and autistic lived experience in Western industrialised societies are very hard to separate.

The book on collaboration at human scale is available for peer review

The book project The Beauty of Collaboration at Human Scale is now in the peer review stage. Through the lenses of evolutionary biology and cultural evolution, small groups are the organisms within human society – in contrast to individuals, corporations, and nation states. The implications for our so-called civilisation are profound. All feedback is welcome!

The social architecture of collective intelligence

Many autists reject all forms of social power. Unless we have autistic people in our environment that nurture our sense of agency and intrinsic motivations, trauma may prevent us from learning how to trust others and build eye level relationships.

Active disablement of minorities

In a W.E.I.R.D. culture where autistic people are pathologised, it can be helpful to point to reflections on culture made by outsiders and members of minorities who are marginalised and often persecuted.

community of care

What would a healthy society look like?

The definition of normality in the industrial era is based on the metaphor of society as a factory and on the metaphor of people as machines. Our laws and social norms have been shaped by these metaphors to a far greater extent than most people are able to comprehend without an in-depth explanation.

Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa

Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa is a new website that is designed as an access point to the New Zealand Autistic Community. If you are autistic and live in Aotearoa New Zealand, you are welcome to join Te Hapori Whaitakiwātanga Aotearoa and to access the peer-to-peer support services offered by our members.

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

Autistic Life, Trauma, and Disability

Autistic people are anthropologists by birth in a very literal sense. Trauma and autistic lived experience in Western industrialised societies are very hard to separate.

The book on collaboration at human scale is available for peer review

The book project The Beauty of Collaboration at Human Scale is now in the peer review stage. Through the lenses of evolutionary biology and cultural evolution, small groups are the organisms within human society – in contrast to individuals, corporations, and nation states. The implications for our so-called civilisation are profound. All feedback is welcome!

The social architecture of collective intelligence

Many autists reject all forms of social power. Unless we have autistic people in our environment that nurture our sense of agency and intrinsic motivations, trauma may prevent us from learning how to trust others and build eye level relationships.

Active disablement of minorities

In a W.E.I.R.D. culture where autistic people are pathologised, it can be helpful to point to reflections on culture made by outsiders and members of minorities who are marginalised and often persecuted.

community of care

What would a healthy society look like?

The definition of normality in the industrial era is based on the metaphor of society as a factory and on the metaphor of people as machines. Our laws and social norms have been shaped by these metaphors to a far greater extent than most people are able to comprehend without an in-depth explanation.

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