The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity
A celebration of the life of Dr. Dinah Murray. Photo is from Dr. Murray's collection

A Productive Irritant: A Celebration of the Life of Dr. Dinah Murray

Dinah Murray was so much more than a “productive irritant”… Like the grit in the oyster shell that produces the pearl, Murray’s life and work was a treasure of immeasurable value.

Abused…at the dentist???

Alex Sprague had horrifying experiences at the dentist, being berated and shamed for sensory issues. When he found a new dentist, he realized none of that torture was necessary.

Poetry: Lullaby (To a newborn autistic baby)

Anantha Krishnamurthy, 13-year-old nonspeaking poet, writes a powerful and moving lullaby that would launch a world-changing paradigm shift if adopted.

Bridging Communication: Conversations with Neurodivergent People

Since he’s been home, Matthew Rushin has been learning a lot about autistic culture and seeing how many people are out there who are so similar to him. Here, he explores bridging communication gaps between autistic people and non-autistic people.

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.

If not electroshock at the Judge Rotenberg Center, then what? Try access to communication

Proponents of the Judge Rotenberg Center’s use of electroshock as punishment on disabled children and adults claim that nothing else works. What about access to appropriate communication?

Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa

Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa is a new website that is designed as an access point to the New Zealand Autistic Community. If you are autistic and live in Aotearoa New Zealand, you are welcome to join Te Hapori Whaitakiwātanga Aotearoa and to access the peer-to-peer support services offered by our members.

Real Progress Takes Time, So Don’t Give Up

Rithik Sinhasan is a nonspeaking autistic teen who wants to be a travel writer, but before gaining access to rapid prompting method, or RPM, through Soma Mukhopadhyay, his dreams were grounded.

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.

If not electroshock at the Judge Rotenberg Center, then what? Try access to communication

Proponents of the Judge Rotenberg Center’s use of electroshock as punishment on disabled children and adults claim that nothing else works. What about access to appropriate communication?

Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa

Te Hapori Whai Takiwātanga o Aotearoa is a new website that is designed as an access point to the New Zealand Autistic Community. If you are autistic and live in Aotearoa New Zealand, you are welcome to join Te Hapori Whaitakiwātanga Aotearoa and to access the peer-to-peer support services offered by our members.

Real Progress Takes Time, So Don’t Give Up

Rithik Sinhasan is a nonspeaking autistic teen who wants to be a travel writer, but before gaining access to rapid prompting method, or RPM, through Soma Mukhopadhyay, his dreams were grounded.

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