The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

The Autism Spectrum
According to Autistic People

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a young girl with a shaved head is working on a project in a classroom. there is racial and ethnic diversity among the students and the teacher. article is about autism and social stories being harmful for disability rights.

Social Stories for Autism and the Harm They Can Cause

Social stories should be for the whole class, because that is what inclusion means. They should focus on the values that drive cooperation and embrace difference. Social stories should encourage inclusion, and that means trying to find ways to include everyone and addressing those most likely to create a culture of exclusion.

Autism, Fire Alarms, & School Fire Drills

For many autistic students, school fire drills can be deeply upsetting. For Alex, the fear of the next one was so traumatizing that it prevented access to a free and appropriate education.

indigenous girl child about three or four years old with face paint and a beaded necklace, smiling.

Children and Control: The Joyful Middle

Star Ford explains the space between behavior expectations as the Joyful Middle and teaches parents how to find and stay in that space with their children.

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.

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