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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity
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March 4th is Weird Pride Day

Weird is not a word solely pointed at Autistic people, but most of us have had at word used as an insult. Weird Pride Day is March 4, and it is a declaration of acceptance and embracing of what is eccentric, different, or otherwise at odds with the status quo.

displays a female-presenting person wearing a fur hat and strange glasses and reads weird pride day is march 4th

March 4th is Weird Pride Day

Weird is not a word solely pointed at Autistic people, but most of us have had at word used as an insult. Weird Pride Day is March 4, and it is a declaration of acceptance and embracing of what is eccentric, different, or otherwise at odds with the status quo.

displays a female-presenting person wearing a fur hat and strange glasses and reads weird pride day is march 4th

March 4th is Weird Pride Day

Weird is not a word solely pointed at Autistic people, but most of us have had at word used as an insult. Weird Pride Day is March 4, and it is a declaration of acceptance and embracing of what is eccentric, different, or otherwise at odds with the status quo.

Autism, Asexuality, and the (Almost) 40 Year Old Virgin

“We are all conditioned pretty much from birth to believe that the pursuit of what they call ‘true love’ is our most important mission in life, and I was no exception at all.”

Book Review: Being Autistic

Title: Being Autistic: Nine adults share their journeys from discovery to diagnosis Edited By: Caroline Hearst Notable Selection: The Ground Under My Feet Disclosure: I

Matthew Rushin remains in prison and now has COVID-19

Matthew Rushin received a pardon, but justice was not served. He’s still in prison and has COVID, and is scared and alone. He should be released to get the care he needs.

a cigarette with smoke coming off of it

Nicotine addiction: the issue for Autistics that goes by the wayside

Autistic people smoke at higher rates than the rest of the population, and the reasons may be more nuanced than what is expected.

The Importance of Black Barbers as Staples of the Community

Champ Turner is a Black Autistic man who was wrongfully convicted following an unprovoked attack from a white man with a butcher knife. His community needs him, and he needs the support of the Autistic community and our allies.

Chronic catatonia? Order yourself into action

“It turns out that there are ways for me to be the one giving myself orders instead. Harnessing the energy of automatic obedience can, on a good day, transform chronic catatonia from a weakness into a strength.”

Sheltered Workshops: State-Sanctioned Ableism

Sheltered workshops allow employers to pay disabled people at rates far below minimum wage. This state-sanctioned discrimination is an ugly reflection of how society views disabled persons.

Autism, Asexuality, and the (Almost) 40 Year Old Virgin

“We are all conditioned pretty much from birth to believe that the pursuit of what they call ‘true love’ is our most important mission in life, and I was no exception at all.”

Book Review: Being Autistic

Title: Being Autistic: Nine adults share their journeys from discovery to diagnosis Edited By: Caroline Hearst Notable Selection: The Ground Under My Feet Disclosure: I

The Importance of Black Barbers as Staples of the Community

Champ Turner is a Black Autistic man who was wrongfully convicted following an unprovoked attack from a white man with a butcher knife. His community needs him, and he needs the support of the Autistic community and our allies.

Chronic catatonia? Order yourself into action

“It turns out that there are ways for me to be the one giving myself orders instead. Harnessing the energy of automatic obedience can, on a good day, transform chronic catatonia from a weakness into a strength.”

Sheltered Workshops: State-Sanctioned Ableism

Sheltered workshops allow employers to pay disabled people at rates far below minimum wage. This state-sanctioned discrimination is an ugly reflection of how society views disabled persons.

Autism, Asexuality, and the (Almost) 40 Year Old Virgin

“We are all conditioned pretty much from birth to believe that the pursuit of what they call ‘true love’ is our most important mission in life, and I was no exception at all.”

Book Review: Being Autistic

Title: Being Autistic: Nine adults share their journeys from discovery to diagnosis Edited By: Caroline Hearst Notable Selection: The Ground Under My Feet Disclosure: I