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Few things cause more feverish reactions in the autism community than talk of a cure. While the majority of autistic people hate the C word, some cling to the idea of a cure as if it’s their only hope. Meanwhile, parents of autistic
I sometimes forget how many allies, advocates, and friends we have when I have to confront hate on a daily basis. Hate has become an epidemic in our society. There are entire groups devoted to vilifying autistic people. There are groups who
I would like to thank my friends at the Aspergian for helping me compose this list! They’re the best!
Autism is hard. It can be tiring, terrifying, infuriating, painful, and overwhelming—all at the same time. Yet, in so many ways
I went on my first date when I was about twenty. I know. I’m too cute to be such a late bloomer. I’m autistic. I also have anxiety, selective mutism, PTSD, and ADHD. I thought my first date would be a disaster, and it did not
Editor’s note: this article contains mentions of domestic abuse and alcoholism. Please read at your own discretion.
Every time I cry or even laugh, people act surprised. As if they’re surprised I have feelings. I’m perhaps even more surprised because I am
This list is based on social conventions I had no hand in. If I had that kind of power, divas would rule Earth and the unfashionable would be living in a bubble in space.
1. Mooing at a funeral
2. Wearing prison orange to
The drive from Wellington, Florida to Chicago takes nineteen hours for a family of average luck. Two days between the promise of a new adventure and the realization that I was seeing my house for the last time. Four hours waiting