Autistic Traits

Spectrum Critters Comics: What is Masking?

Even the Spectrum Critters have to deal with the expectations of masking sometimes, but it doesn’t change who they are! You are perfect just the way you are, too.

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.”

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.

Understanding autistic body language, showing a woman with outstretched hands in a "I don't know" pose

Autistic Body Language

My different sensory, social and physical experiences don’t prevent me from empathizing. In fact, I am skilled at building rapport, seeing things from different perspectives, and connecting with people.

Unmasking as a Parent: Parades in peril

An autistic mother’s autism diagnosis empowered her to stop trying to make herself and her children “normal” and to embrace being natural system disruptors.

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