Autism

The Hidden Strength of Autistic Moms in a Neurotypical Mom Culture

Parents of autistic children, especially non-autistic moms, take up most of the space in the narrative about autism. Jude Clee points out the lack of representation from autistic moms.

Religious Trauma and A Tale of Two “Isms”

Amanda Madru talks about the intersection of religion and autism and how being autistic made her susceptible to religious trauma.

Announcement: Understanding Autism Through The Autistic Lens – Virtual Conference

Penn State is hosting an #ActuallyAutistic conference through their TRIO training academy which focuses on equity in educational settings.

Include all Conversion Therapies in Legislative Ban

In a submission to the Justice Select Committee, members from New Zealand autistic community groups say while they fully supported a ban on conversion practices targeting sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, protections should be extended to include all New Zealanders subject to these practices, especially neuro-diverse communities among whom conversion therapies also cause considerable harm.

Summer and Heaven

Anantha Krishnamurthy is a teen nonspeaking poet wise beyond his years. This pair of poems are penned with a flourish of optimism and a reminder about how the position of your eyes influences your perspective.

Spectrum 10k: The Fallacy of Genetic Autism Studies

Sebastian Rubino looks into the Spectrum 10K research announcement that many autistic people fear is another step in the direction of eugenics.

Grocery Store Aggressive Meltdowns and How to Deal with Them

If you want to stop autistic meltdowns, you will need to understand why they happen and what causes them. You can prevent them by using your position of authority to be an accomplice in co-regulation.

Therapy Saved My Life

Nick Barry is a nonspeaker who has his world opened up by gaining access to communication, but his emotional needs were not met until he was enrolled in counseling.

Countdown towards a ban of all forms of conversion therapy

From today we will will start counting the days until all forms of conversion therapies are banned in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our hope is that this page will only need to be appended a few times with further activities to remind the government of its commitment to banning conversion practices and of its commitment to human rights, including all the rights articulated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which our government has ratified in 2008.

Relationship Rubik’s Cube

Because of the intersecting parts of my identity, being Black, AFAB (assigned female at birth), queer, trans, atheist/antitheist, and autistic, I describe myself to be a relationship Rubik’s cube.

The Hidden Strength of Autistic Moms in a Neurotypical Mom Culture

Parents of autistic children, especially non-autistic moms, take up most of the space in the narrative about autism. Jude Clee points out the lack of representation from autistic moms.

Religious Trauma and A Tale of Two “Isms”

Amanda Madru talks about the intersection of religion and autism and how being autistic made her susceptible to religious trauma.

Grocery Store Aggressive Meltdowns and How to Deal with Them

If you want to stop autistic meltdowns, you will need to understand why they happen and what causes them. You can prevent them by using your position of authority to be an accomplice in co-regulation.

Therapy Saved My Life

Nick Barry is a nonspeaker who has his world opened up by gaining access to communication, but his emotional needs were not met until he was enrolled in counseling.

Countdown towards a ban of all forms of conversion therapy

From today we will will start counting the days until all forms of conversion therapies are banned in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our hope is that this page will only need to be appended a few times with further activities to remind the government of its commitment to banning conversion practices and of its commitment to human rights, including all the rights articulated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which our government has ratified in 2008.

Relationship Rubik’s Cube

Because of the intersecting parts of my identity, being Black, AFAB (assigned female at birth), queer, trans, atheist/antitheist, and autistic, I describe myself to be a relationship Rubik’s cube.

The Hidden Strength of Autistic Moms in a Neurotypical Mom Culture

Parents of autistic children, especially non-autistic moms, take up most of the space in the narrative about autism. Jude Clee points out the lack of representation from autistic moms.

Religious Trauma and A Tale of Two “Isms”

Amanda Madru talks about the intersection of religion and autism and how being autistic made her susceptible to religious trauma.

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