“Autistic” is Not a Bad Word

a woman listening to workplace gossip trying to hear the word "autistic" because people whisper it like it's a shameful insult

Often, when non-autistic people say the word “autistic,” they whisper it as if it’s a swear word or something shameful and embarrassing. It’s time to stop doing that.

Neurodivergent in a Neurotypical Narrative

Anxious people don’t need to be thrown into the metaphorical lion’s den to be cured of their anxiety. What we do need is to be listened to, respected, cared for and about…