Autism

Poetry: Anonymous

Anantha Krishnamurthy’s mind is a symphony and his body is a sound cage. This powerful poem is itself a beautiful triumph of sheer Will.

The continuously shifting justifications for pathologising non-conformists

Following the trail of where Hans Asperger picked up the term autism I ended up reading a fascinating 1919 German book by Eugen Bleuler titled ‘Autistic and undisciplined thinking in medicine, and how to overcome it’. The content is not at all what you would think. The sands of pathologisation have shifted significantly.

The Unexplored Link Between Autism and Substance Abuse 

Ellie Rebarbar looks at the link between autism and addiction and how addiction resources fail autistic people.

Thank You, Autism Speaks: You accidentally proved me right about Autistic instincts

Autism Speaks proved Autistic people right, on accident, with a new screening instrument they’re advertising.

The political effort to separate autism from “severe autism” is misguided at best

Sebastian Rubino writes a response to the coalition “Act Now for Severe Autism,” urging for more respect for all autistic people with any level of support needs.

Autism and Religion: A silent anxiety

As a nonspeaker, Trevor Byrd internalized the religious dogma he heard his whole life in silent dedication. As he got older, his values conflicted with his rigid observance of Catholic canon. The support he received from his mom helped him to keep his faith and be true to his values.

The Social Convention of Holiday Gifts: An Autistic Nightmare

With cheeky humor and an easy conversational style, Bee discusses the stresses autistic people experience during the gift-giving holiday season.

Autistic people and the fear of death

David Gray-Hammond links the systemic factors that contribute autistic insomnia to the pervasive fear of death many of us experience.

A new poem: I’m Rightly Rogue

Nonspeaking poet Noah McSweeny muses on having the words, having the interest, wanting to connect, and wishing his tongue would obey his mind.

Poetry: Anonymous

Anantha Krishnamurthy’s mind is a symphony and his body is a sound cage. This powerful poem is itself a beautiful triumph of sheer Will.

The continuously shifting justifications for pathologising non-conformists

Following the trail of where Hans Asperger picked up the term autism I ended up reading a fascinating 1919 German book by Eugen Bleuler titled ‘Autistic and undisciplined thinking in medicine, and how to overcome it’. The content is not at all what you would think. The sands of pathologisation have shifted significantly.

The Social Convention of Holiday Gifts: An Autistic Nightmare

With cheeky humor and an easy conversational style, Bee discusses the stresses autistic people experience during the gift-giving holiday season.

Autistic people and the fear of death

David Gray-Hammond links the systemic factors that contribute autistic insomnia to the pervasive fear of death many of us experience.

A new poem: I’m Rightly Rogue

Nonspeaking poet Noah McSweeny muses on having the words, having the interest, wanting to connect, and wishing his tongue would obey his mind.

Poetry: Anonymous

Anantha Krishnamurthy’s mind is a symphony and his body is a sound cage. This powerful poem is itself a beautiful triumph of sheer Will.

The continuously shifting justifications for pathologising non-conformists

Following the trail of where Hans Asperger picked up the term autism I ended up reading a fascinating 1919 German book by Eugen Bleuler titled ‘Autistic and undisciplined thinking in medicine, and how to overcome it’. The content is not at all what you would think. The sands of pathologisation have shifted significantly.

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