Autism

Education about Autistic culture, the ND paradigm, and the ND movement – for medical professionals, by Autistic people

Join Autistic people from all over the world, committed to the de-stigmatisation of Autistic ways of being and other forms of neurodivergence, in support of the development and delivery of education about Autistic culture, the neurodiversity paradigm, and the neurodiversity movement – for medical professionals, by Autistic and otherwise neurodivergent people.

Education about Autistic culture, the ND paradigm, and the ND movement – for medical professionals, by Autistic people

Join Autistic people from all over the world, committed to the de-stigmatisation of Autistic ways of being and other forms of neurodivergence, in support of the development and delivery of education about Autistic culture, the neurodiversity paradigm, and the neurodiversity movement – for medical professionals, by Autistic and otherwise neurodivergent people.

Education about Autistic culture, the ND paradigm, and the ND movement – for medical professionals, by Autistic people

Join Autistic people from all over the world, committed to the de-stigmatisation of Autistic ways of being and other forms of neurodivergence, in support of the development and delivery of education about Autistic culture, the neurodiversity paradigm, and the neurodiversity movement – for medical professionals, by Autistic and otherwise neurodivergent people.

Autistic Listening: you cannot tell if I am paying attention

“If I am trying to make eye contact, words go out the window. They make no sense. Ditto if there’s a lot of background noise, or if I’m busily trying to type out a response on my AAC.”

When a Non-Autistic Child Is Raised by Autistic Parents, Their Experiences Are Similar to Autistics Raised by Non-Autistics

After presenting at a conference, Terra Vance was shuffled between small groups of audience members. In one group, a woman was angry Vance had not included information about how hard it is for non-autistics to have autistic parents.

Book Review: We’re Not Broken, Changing the Autism Conversation by Eric Garcia

Megan Dixon Howard reviews Autistic journalist Eric Garcia’s book, We’re Not Broken. “We’re Not Broken is a well-researched perspective piece from an author who is a part of the underrepresented group that he writes about.”

On the Impossibility of Getting Medical and Mental Health Care as an Autistic, Deaf, Black Woman with Chronic Illness

Genesiz has been diagnosed and reevaluated for autism several times since age three— every time she comes across a provider who doesn’t believe her.

Disney’s Encanto: They Don’t talk about Bruno, but We Autistics DO

Wolfheart Sanchez explores the character Bruno from Disney’s Encanto as being relatable to autistic people for many reasons.

Poetry- La Noyée (The Drowned Girl)

“This poem is about a girl in a song and another girl who lives on a planet of perpetual music. To see my life you must also let the music take you.”

Dear Caribbean Autistic Teen,

“Our desire to stim? We use Soca, Bachata, Dancehall, and Salsa as a cover, allowing the rhythm to put out the fire we have in our brains. And thanks to our Caribbean cousins and siblings, we learn how to be style icons.”

Autistic trauma peer support

In 2022 the Autistic Collaboration community is in the process of co-creating and operationalising peer support services for Autistic Trauma based on the lived experiences of Autistic people all over the world. We invite our Autistic peers (you) to contribute lived experience.

Autistic Listening: you cannot tell if I am paying attention

“If I am trying to make eye contact, words go out the window. They make no sense. Ditto if there’s a lot of background noise, or if I’m busily trying to type out a response on my AAC.”

When a Non-Autistic Child Is Raised by Autistic Parents, Their Experiences Are Similar to Autistics Raised by Non-Autistics

After presenting at a conference, Terra Vance was shuffled between small groups of audience members. In one group, a woman was angry Vance had not included information about how hard it is for non-autistics to have autistic parents.

Poetry- La Noyée (The Drowned Girl)

“This poem is about a girl in a song and another girl who lives on a planet of perpetual music. To see my life you must also let the music take you.”

Dear Caribbean Autistic Teen,

“Our desire to stim? We use Soca, Bachata, Dancehall, and Salsa as a cover, allowing the rhythm to put out the fire we have in our brains. And thanks to our Caribbean cousins and siblings, we learn how to be style icons.”

Autistic trauma peer support

In 2022 the Autistic Collaboration community is in the process of co-creating and operationalising peer support services for Autistic Trauma based on the lived experiences of Autistic people all over the world. We invite our Autistic peers (you) to contribute lived experience.

Autistic Listening: you cannot tell if I am paying attention

“If I am trying to make eye contact, words go out the window. They make no sense. Ditto if there’s a lot of background noise, or if I’m busily trying to type out a response on my AAC.”

When a Non-Autistic Child Is Raised by Autistic Parents, Their Experiences Are Similar to Autistics Raised by Non-Autistics

After presenting at a conference, Terra Vance was shuffled between small groups of audience members. In one group, a woman was angry Vance had not included information about how hard it is for non-autistics to have autistic parents.

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