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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity
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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 social architecture of collective intelligence

Many autists reject all forms of social power. Unless we have autistic people in our environment that nurture our sense of agency and intrinsic motivations, trauma may prevent us from learning how to trust others and build eye level relationships.

My Neurotypical Friend Meg

In order for non-Autistic people to communicate effectively with Autistics, they have to adjust to our passion, our authenticity, and our need for room to express ourselves in our language.

Discrimination from DARS: Autism and Seeking Services for Employment

An Autistic person looking for job placement services found their way to the Alexandria DARS office where they were called gross, weird, and insulted for their clothing.

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

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.

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

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.