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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

Spectrum Critters Comics: Sensory Needs

The Spectrum Critters all have different sensory needs because they all have different ways they see, hear, and feel the world! They want you to know that the way you see things is great too.

This Autism Training in Utah Explains Why Police Shot Linden Cameron for Having a Meltdown in his Own Home

Horrifying video of optional Utah training sheds light on why police thought it was an appropriate response to shoot a 13 year old autistic fort having a meltdown in his own home.

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Worse than prison: an immigration detention centre could kill Osime Brown

The notion of Osime being detained in an immigration detention centre is unthinkable. And yet, this seems to be the plan when he is released from prison on 7th October.

The Hunt for a Minnesota Karen Leads to Shocking Information from the Minnesota Autism Council

A bizarre encounter with a pawnshop Karen who claims COVID doesn’t exist leads to an online scavenger hunt and uncovered a horrifying history of bullying and abuse in the government-appointed Minnesota Autism Council.

Imposter Syndrome: Life Behind a Mask

Emmanuel Abua discusses the disabling insecurity of the imposter syndrome all autistics feel when forced to mask and the healing power of solidarity of shared experiences among other autistics.

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different Part 4

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different: Part 4

Before hitting the walls of systemic biases that exclude neurominorities, before blatant gender discrimination and xenophobic hate, there was a time when diversity was a source of joy. But it’s hard to focus on fun or remember joy and success when you are treated like nothing. When going through adversity, the one thing we often search for is meaning.

Review: The Promise and Disappointment of Everything’s Gonna Be Okay

The show, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, was okay— up until the moment that it wasn’t anymore. This review is a snapshot of the devastation autistic people feel in perpetuity when trying to find themselves represented in media.

Spectrum Critters Comics: Sensory Needs

The Spectrum Critters all have different sensory needs because they all have different ways they see, hear, and feel the world! They want you to know that the way you see things is great too.

This Autism Training in Utah Explains Why Police Shot Linden Cameron for Having a Meltdown in his Own Home

Horrifying video of optional Utah training sheds light on why police thought it was an appropriate response to shoot a 13 year old autistic fort having a meltdown in his own home.

Imposter Syndrome: Life Behind a Mask

Emmanuel Abua discusses the disabling insecurity of the imposter syndrome all autistics feel when forced to mask and the healing power of solidarity of shared experiences among other autistics.

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different Part 4

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different: Part 4

Before hitting the walls of systemic biases that exclude neurominorities, before blatant gender discrimination and xenophobic hate, there was a time when diversity was a source of joy. But it’s hard to focus on fun or remember joy and success when you are treated like nothing. When going through adversity, the one thing we often search for is meaning.

Review: The Promise and Disappointment of Everything’s Gonna Be Okay

The show, Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, was okay— up until the moment that it wasn’t anymore. This review is a snapshot of the devastation autistic people feel in perpetuity when trying to find themselves represented in media.

Spectrum Critters Comics: Sensory Needs

The Spectrum Critters all have different sensory needs because they all have different ways they see, hear, and feel the world! They want you to know that the way you see things is great too.

This Autism Training in Utah Explains Why Police Shot Linden Cameron for Having a Meltdown in his Own Home

Horrifying video of optional Utah training sheds light on why police thought it was an appropriate response to shoot a 13 year old autistic fort having a meltdown in his own home.