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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

nihilivonne

nihilivonne
I am a German/Spanish multidisciplinary artist and BSc Psychologist on the autism spectrum. My art - graphics, mixed media, prints, objects, videos, electronic music, poetry - focusses mostly on the dark side of the human condition. The work of Käthe Kollwitz that I saw at the age of 12 have initiated my decision to become an artist. Her honest, personal and ruthless portrayal of the horrors of the First World War have shaped my aesthetics as well as my approach to the meaning of art as a mixture of personal catharsis and social criticism. I like for visual and mental inspiration: books about cave paintings, medieval art and living, biology, space travel, anatomy, ethnology, anthropology, geology, myths, symbols, history… I think the only topics I am not interested in at all are economy and business (you can see that in my mostly empty bank account…). I am trying to be active in the autism advocacy and neurodiversity movement, as there is so much to do and to learn. You can find my art and writing all over the internet: Website: https://www.nihilivonne.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nihilivonne/ Spotify: https://sptfy.com/8XTX Wordpress: https://spectralness.wordpress.com Maybe you have a euro, a dollar or a pound left for a cup of coffee? Or like the German punks said: "Haste mal ´ne Mark?" https://ko-fi.com/nihilivonne

Dear New York Times: ABA is not a therapy

The New York Times dropped all journalistic standards to publish a commercial for Applied Behavior Analysis without critical review of the facts– like that it’s not a therapy, it doesn’t work, and it’s abusive to autistic people.

Team spirit

Those who are different are excluded, bullied or at best dragged down from above as mascots. An ideal team in reality seems to consist only of “Leonardos,” people pretending to be Leonardo, people imitating Leonardo, and people obeying Leonardo…

Depressive Realism

For me, at least, this, together with the accumulated knowledge, sometimes leads to a deep sadness about the transience of everything that exists and the subjectivity of all our perceptions, assessments and attributions of meaning.

Dear New York Times: ABA is not a therapy

The New York Times dropped all journalistic standards to publish a commercial for Applied Behavior Analysis without critical review of the facts– like that it’s not a therapy, it doesn’t work, and it’s abusive to autistic people.

Team spirit

Those who are different are excluded, bullied or at best dragged down from above as mascots. An ideal team in reality seems to consist only of “Leonardos,” people pretending to be Leonardo, people imitating Leonardo, and people obeying Leonardo…

Depressive Realism

For me, at least, this, together with the accumulated knowledge, sometimes leads to a deep sadness about the transience of everything that exists and the subjectivity of all our perceptions, assessments and attributions of meaning.

Dear New York Times: ABA is not a therapy

The New York Times dropped all journalistic standards to publish a commercial for Applied Behavior Analysis without critical review of the facts– like that it’s not a therapy, it doesn’t work, and it’s abusive to autistic people.

Team spirit

Those who are different are excluded, bullied or at best dragged down from above as mascots. An ideal team in reality seems to consist only of “Leonardos,” people pretending to be Leonardo, people imitating Leonardo, and people obeying Leonardo…

Depressive Realism

For me, at least, this, together with the accumulated knowledge, sometimes leads to a deep sadness about the transience of everything that exists and the subjectivity of all our perceptions, assessments and attributions of meaning.