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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity
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Exploring the Inner Worlds of Autistic Minds

Sia’s movie, Music, features a character who escapes into an inner world of music and dance and whimsy. Are inner worlds common for Autistic people?

young Black girl with curly hair in pony tail cupping her hand to her ear

On Representation and Communication: On the intersections of being Black, Deaf, and Autistic

Hello all, I’m Genesiz. I’m here to Talk about autism, give a little insight, and help spread some awareness. I’ve made a video on this

Nonspeaker Perspectives on Representation

With the help of the International Association of Spelling to Communicate, we asked Nonspeaking Autistic young people what they would like for the world to know about their lived experiences, thoughts, and inner lives.

Sia’s Music and “The Wrong People”

Autistic people have lived under decades of the weight of the wrong information from the wrong people. Cheyenne explores the systemic impact of manipulative “awareness organizations.”

Sia’s Film and the Deficit Model of Disability

Hours after Music was nominated for a Golden Globe, Sia apologized that she had been listening to the wrong people. Who are those wrong people, and who should be listened to instead?

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Appreciating Autistic Chosen Families

Having others I can relate to who have both intersecting identities as part of their experience has been extremely helpful in figuring out how I should go forward coping with the challenges both these issues have caused for me.

image by Naessly's Art Space shows a horizon on a lake with a door in the distance. The door opens to what appears to be deep space

Exploring the Inner Worlds of Autistic Minds

Sia’s movie, Music, features a character who escapes into an inner world of music and dance and whimsy. Are inner worlds common for Autistic people?

Sia’s Music and “The Wrong People”

Autistic people have lived under decades of the weight of the wrong information from the wrong people. Cheyenne explores the systemic impact of manipulative “awareness organizations.”

Sia’s Film and the Deficit Model of Disability

Hours after Music was nominated for a Golden Globe, Sia apologized that she had been listening to the wrong people. Who are those wrong people, and who should be listened to instead?

found family artwork of three orbs with vaguely human silhouettes against a backdrop of space

Appreciating Autistic Chosen Families

Having others I can relate to who have both intersecting identities as part of their experience has been extremely helpful in figuring out how I should go forward coping with the challenges both these issues have caused for me.

image by Naessly's Art Space shows a horizon on a lake with a door in the distance. The door opens to what appears to be deep space

Exploring the Inner Worlds of Autistic Minds

Sia’s movie, Music, features a character who escapes into an inner world of music and dance and whimsy. Are inner worlds common for Autistic people?