The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

The Autism Spectrum
According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity

Poetry: Assessment

Anantha Krishnamurthy is a nonspeaking autistic teen advocate who uses RPM to communicate. In this poem, he recalls the isolation of not being able to demonstrate his ability before access to communication rights.

On Autism, Getting Dressed, and Toileting

There are a lot of parents who are anxious about the upcoming school year because their autistic children may not be dressing or toileting without assistance. This article explains why many autistic children and adults may experience incontinence.

The Intersectionality of My Erasure: Being AFAB, Black, & Autistic

I have endured marginalization from my earliest memory. I have to fight to be heard every moment of every day. I have never experienced a second that I wasn’t aware of my intersectionality.

Integrating autistic culture into the world: The cultural model of autism

David Gray-Hammond encourages people to step into and learn about autistic culture— how we relate to each other, how we adapt to our environment, art, language, sensory attunement, and more.

The Hidden Rooms in my Mind

RPM enabled me to communicate and express myself after 22 years of being misunderstood and unable to communicate. This is my first longer piece of work trying to describe my mind to people. It took me many sessions to write.

We are capable and deserving of an education

Chris Finnes is a nonspeaking autistic who was bored with being taught the same simple lessons over and over in a school for students with disabilities. He later met Soma Mukhopadhyay and learned to communicate using RPM. Now, he wants to help others gain access to age-appropriate education.

Playscript Review: Burning Bridges, by Amy Shindler

Ashleigh Mills reviews Amy Schindler’s play, Burning Bridges, looking specifically at the portrayal of the autistic character’s role in a love triangle.

Writing Intersections: How to Look “Both Ways”

Schereéya Reed interviews three authors and provides tips for writing intersectional identities. “Representation doesn’t just happen. You have to actively choose it. Sometimes you have to demand it.”

Poetry: Assessment

Anantha Krishnamurthy is a nonspeaking autistic teen advocate who uses RPM to communicate. In this poem, he recalls the isolation of not being able to demonstrate his ability before access to communication rights.

The Hidden Rooms in my Mind

RPM enabled me to communicate and express myself after 22 years of being misunderstood and unable to communicate. This is my first longer piece of work trying to describe my mind to people. It took me many sessions to write.

We are capable and deserving of an education

Chris Finnes is a nonspeaking autistic who was bored with being taught the same simple lessons over and over in a school for students with disabilities. He later met Soma Mukhopadhyay and learned to communicate using RPM. Now, he wants to help others gain access to age-appropriate education.

Playscript Review: Burning Bridges, by Amy Shindler

Ashleigh Mills reviews Amy Schindler’s play, Burning Bridges, looking specifically at the portrayal of the autistic character’s role in a love triangle.

Writing Intersections: How to Look “Both Ways”

Schereéya Reed interviews three authors and provides tips for writing intersectional identities. “Representation doesn’t just happen. You have to actively choose it. Sometimes you have to demand it.”

Poetry: Assessment

Anantha Krishnamurthy is a nonspeaking autistic teen advocate who uses RPM to communicate. In this poem, he recalls the isolation of not being able to demonstrate his ability before access to communication rights.

Skip to content