Communication

Nonspeaker Perspectives on Representation

With the help of the International Association of Spelling to Communicate, we asked Nonspeaking Autistic young people what they would like for the world to know about their lived experiences, thoughts, and inner lives.

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.”

Autistic woman looking left out but wanting to interact with peers

Don’t assume I’m masking

I am writing this to carve out space for myself in the socially-constructed version of the world. I don’t exist if I’m autistic and all autistic people who act the way I’m acting are masking.

Spectrum Critters Comics: Your Voice

The Spectrum Critters are back with a message about the difficulty of using your voice. Whether your voice is loud or quiet, written or spoken– or not words at all, the way you communicate is unique and valuable! There’s always someone who needs to hear from you.

Navigating ND-NT partnerships

Dr. Marcia Eckerd is a psychologist who has been working with autistic people for thirty years. She draws from her experience to give couples tips for understanding each other.

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