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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

Masking

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.

White person in suit at work looking at robot touching them while holding a ruler.

$5 Million Grant Awarded to Make Autistic People Mask in Job Interviews

They mention creating a “coaching process” using artificial intelligence, as if autistic people haven’t been “coached” enough into neurotypicality. Unfortunately, our entire lives are made up of neurotypical “coaching.” We often in fact, receive too much coaching in how to act or generally exist among other people.

Masking and Mental Health Implications

Autistic Masking is not a simple social fake. Prolonged masking has serious mental health implications for autistics; level up your knowledge so can learn to embrace your autistic loved one as their authentic self.

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.

Removing the Mask in Lockdown

For one healthcare worker sidelined during the COVID-19 crisis, she found herself removing another kind of mask while being out of work.

Faith and Neurodivergence

A minister expresses their relationship with working with Neurodivergent people and states that they have been sold a lie that says people have to hide who they are to be loved by the Divine.

Autism & the flitting phenomenon

Autistic women often dart in and out of social situations like a butterfly going from one flower to the next. We look like we fit in, but we don’t; we look like we connect, but are left feeling alone.

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.

White person in suit at work looking at robot touching them while holding a ruler.

$5 Million Grant Awarded to Make Autistic People Mask in Job Interviews

They mention creating a “coaching process” using artificial intelligence, as if autistic people haven’t been “coached” enough into neurotypicality. Unfortunately, our entire lives are made up of neurotypical “coaching.” We often in fact, receive too much coaching in how to act or generally exist among other people.

Masking and Mental Health Implications

Autistic Masking is not a simple social fake. Prolonged masking has serious mental health implications for autistics; level up your knowledge so can learn to embrace your autistic loved one as their authentic self.

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.

Removing the Mask in Lockdown

For one healthcare worker sidelined during the COVID-19 crisis, she found herself removing another kind of mask while being out of work.

Faith and Neurodivergence

A minister expresses their relationship with working with Neurodivergent people and states that they have been sold a lie that says people have to hide who they are to be loved by the Divine.

Autism & the flitting phenomenon

Autistic women often dart in and out of social situations like a butterfly going from one flower to the next. We look like we fit in, but we don’t; we look like we connect, but are left feeling alone.

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.

White person in suit at work looking at robot touching them while holding a ruler.

$5 Million Grant Awarded to Make Autistic People Mask in Job Interviews

They mention creating a “coaching process” using artificial intelligence, as if autistic people haven’t been “coached” enough into neurotypicality. Unfortunately, our entire lives are made up of neurotypical “coaching.” We often in fact, receive too much coaching in how to act or generally exist among other people.

Masking and Mental Health Implications

Autistic Masking is not a simple social fake. Prolonged masking has serious mental health implications for autistics; level up your knowledge so can learn to embrace your autistic loved one as their authentic self.

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.

Removing the Mask in Lockdown

For one healthcare worker sidelined during the COVID-19 crisis, she found herself removing another kind of mask while being out of work.

Faith and Neurodivergence

A minister expresses their relationship with working with Neurodivergent people and states that they have been sold a lie that says people have to hide who they are to be loved by the Divine.

Autism & the flitting phenomenon

Autistic women often dart in and out of social situations like a butterfly going from one flower to the next. We look like we fit in, but we don’t; we look like we connect, but are left feeling alone.