The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

The Autism Spectrum
According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity

Love, Loss and Mandarin Orange Chicken: How I Broke Up With Trader Joe’s

Tre Luna loved Trader Joe’s with all his heart and stomach. Then his disability—and their refusal to accommodate for it—led to a break-up with the grocery chain and reflections on what it means to be disabled in America.

Talent Isn’t Enough: Ableism & “Gifted” Autistics

Autistic people are often highly skilled or have well-developed talents, which causes the world to see them as having high earning potential. But that’s not what happens. Here’s why.

Autistic Communication Is a Feature, not a Bug

Don’t think of inclusion as helping us get by in the structures built by and for ‘not us,’ rather think of how you can help us change the structure so that it is ours as much as it is yours.

Swallowed Whole: Inside an Autistic PTSD Flashback

Asiatu Lawoyin, at age 42, experienced their first PTSD flashback from childhood sexual abuse. Asiatu unpacks the space between the trauma and the flashback through the lens of being Black and autistic.

This image is for nonspeaking autistic author Ben Breaux's review of the film, The Reason I jump. The image features six photos from the film of the different autistic characters in the movie

REVIEW: The Reason I Jump – An Unusual Film With a Very Important Message

Ben Breaux, nonspeaking autistic advocate and author, reviewed the award-winning film, The Reason I Jump, an adaptation of Naoki Higashida’s best-selling memoir of the same title. Breaux interviewed several members of the cast and crew to pen this critically-important and profoundly-insightful analysis of the film.

Helping Your Autistic, ADHD, or Dyslexic Child (or Self) with Reading Fluency

If your child— or you— find reading to be a chore, it could be caused by a sensory processing deficit. Here’s how to figure out if that’s the case and how to accommodate your children, your students, or yourself.

an indian american man looks out a window. he appears to be in deep thought

Forgoing and Going: The best and worst feelings autistics feel

Tejas Rao Sankhar is a nonspeaking apraxic autistic. He talks about what feelings are the worst– and the best– when your brain and body don’t always communicate.

Autism: It’s not OUGHTism

As soon as a parent is aware that their child is autistic, they often ask, “What therapies does my child need?” Terra Vance walks readers through what to prioritize.

Love, Loss and Mandarin Orange Chicken: How I Broke Up With Trader Joe’s

Tre Luna loved Trader Joe’s with all his heart and stomach. Then his disability—and their refusal to accommodate for it—led to a break-up with the grocery chain and reflections on what it means to be disabled in America.

Talent Isn’t Enough: Ableism & “Gifted” Autistics

Autistic people are often highly skilled or have well-developed talents, which causes the world to see them as having high earning potential. But that’s not what happens. Here’s why.

This image is for nonspeaking autistic author Ben Breaux's review of the film, The Reason I jump. The image features six photos from the film of the different autistic characters in the movie

REVIEW: The Reason I Jump – An Unusual Film With a Very Important Message

Ben Breaux, nonspeaking autistic advocate and author, reviewed the award-winning film, The Reason I Jump, an adaptation of Naoki Higashida’s best-selling memoir of the same title. Breaux interviewed several members of the cast and crew to pen this critically-important and profoundly-insightful analysis of the film.

Helping Your Autistic, ADHD, or Dyslexic Child (or Self) with Reading Fluency

If your child— or you— find reading to be a chore, it could be caused by a sensory processing deficit. Here’s how to figure out if that’s the case and how to accommodate your children, your students, or yourself.

an indian american man looks out a window. he appears to be in deep thought

Forgoing and Going: The best and worst feelings autistics feel

Tejas Rao Sankhar is a nonspeaking apraxic autistic. He talks about what feelings are the worst– and the best– when your brain and body don’t always communicate.

Autism: It’s not OUGHTism

As soon as a parent is aware that their child is autistic, they often ask, “What therapies does my child need?” Terra Vance walks readers through what to prioritize.

Love, Loss and Mandarin Orange Chicken: How I Broke Up With Trader Joe’s

Tre Luna loved Trader Joe’s with all his heart and stomach. Then his disability—and their refusal to accommodate for it—led to a break-up with the grocery chain and reflections on what it means to be disabled in America.

Talent Isn’t Enough: Ableism & “Gifted” Autistics

Autistic people are often highly skilled or have well-developed talents, which causes the world to see them as having high earning potential. But that’s not what happens. Here’s why.

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