Autism

Ode to my autistic ancestors

Teen nonspeaker Anantha Krishnamurthy pays homage to autistic changemakers throughout history, who from stoning to electric shocks have suffered for their rebellions.

The Identity Theory of Autism: Values are not opinions to Autistics. We are our values.

Autistic and non-autistic people have identities that are constructed differently. Values are not opinions to autistic people. They are central to autistic core identity.

Moods of a morning

This poem is a PDAers anthem. Teen nonspeaker Anantha writes about the drive for autonomy and the freedom found in immersing in a passion.

How I Came to be Diagnosed with Autism at 55 Years of Age

Autistic elder David Chin spent life dealing with depression and masking. At age 55, life’s difficult mysteries came into focus when he was diagnosed with autism, giving him the tools to arrange his life to suit his neurology.

Autism and Relentless Analogizing: We make analogies about making analogies

Autistic people create analogies to relate, to solve problems, and to relieve stress. It’s related to their identity, neurology, values, and pattern recognition— NOT deficits in theory of mind.

Autism and Going to the Doctor: How it feels from the inside

Wolfheart Sanchez talks about the sensory hell of a doctor’s office and the multiple concurrent tracks that play through an overstimulated autistic person’s brain.

From pseudo-philosophical psychiatrists to openly Autistic culture

The cultural bias that is baked into the pathologising framing of the diagnostic process compounds the trauma and perpetuates internalised ableism. We urgently need to educate healthcare professionals and the wider public about the neurodiversity paradigm, the neurodiversity movement, and Autistic culture.

Autism and Christmas

Autistic researcher Emma Reardon discusses reasons autistic people may be overwhelmed by the holiday season and how you can better understand and accommodate your autistic loved ones.

How to Deal with Workplace Bullying

David Chin is an autistic elder who has experienced bullying in multiple contexts over the span of decades. His experience taught him how to advocate effectively against workplace bullying.

Jane Eyre, Autistic Heroine

This article by Annie Kotowicz of Neurobeautiful explores Brontë’s Jane Eyre as autistic. By interpreting Jane as an autistic character, readers can gain insight into the complex thinking that drives autistic actions.

Ode to my autistic ancestors

Teen nonspeaker Anantha Krishnamurthy pays homage to autistic changemakers throughout history, who from stoning to electric shocks have suffered for their rebellions.

The Identity Theory of Autism: Values are not opinions to Autistics. We are our values.

Autistic and non-autistic people have identities that are constructed differently. Values are not opinions to autistic people. They are central to autistic core identity.

From pseudo-philosophical psychiatrists to openly Autistic culture

The cultural bias that is baked into the pathologising framing of the diagnostic process compounds the trauma and perpetuates internalised ableism. We urgently need to educate healthcare professionals and the wider public about the neurodiversity paradigm, the neurodiversity movement, and Autistic culture.

Autism and Christmas

Autistic researcher Emma Reardon discusses reasons autistic people may be overwhelmed by the holiday season and how you can better understand and accommodate your autistic loved ones.

How to Deal with Workplace Bullying

David Chin is an autistic elder who has experienced bullying in multiple contexts over the span of decades. His experience taught him how to advocate effectively against workplace bullying.

Jane Eyre, Autistic Heroine

This article by Annie Kotowicz of Neurobeautiful explores Brontë’s Jane Eyre as autistic. By interpreting Jane as an autistic character, readers can gain insight into the complex thinking that drives autistic actions.

Ode to my autistic ancestors

Teen nonspeaker Anantha Krishnamurthy pays homage to autistic changemakers throughout history, who from stoning to electric shocks have suffered for their rebellions.

The Identity Theory of Autism: Values are not opinions to Autistics. We are our values.

Autistic and non-autistic people have identities that are constructed differently. Values are not opinions to autistic people. They are central to autistic core identity.

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