The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

The Autism Spectrum
According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity

Poetry

Poetry: Heat

Teen nonspeaking poet Anantha Krishnamurthy is inspired by the recent apocalyptic heat waves to pen this powerful imagery and a warning.

Poetry: Assessment

Anantha Krishnamurthy is a nonspeaking autistic teen advocate who uses RPM to communicate. In this poem, he recalls the isolation of not being able to demonstrate his ability before access to communication rights.

A woman is walking through a field. She has her hand on her hair and the sun is casting a golden hue on the tall grass

Poetry: I Must Not Walk On

A poem on the labouring journey in the unsteady steps of an autistic person who cannot feel the ground beneath her feet.

A Poem from Matthew Rushin to Osime Brown

The world has gotten to know the stories and faces of Osime Brown and Matthew Rushin. Now, they know about each other. Matthew writes a poem to Osime.

Book Review: Becoming Vulnerable by Joshua Corwin

David Gray-Hammond reviews Joshua Corwin’s poetry anthology, Becoming Vulnerable, a collection of poems documenting the experience of being an autistic addict and finding recovery.

Poetry: Pride

Artist Ra Vashtar shares a poem reflecting on his LGBTQ+ experience and his solidarity with POC and other marginalized groups.

Poetry: And So the Definition of Autism Changed

The history of autism is colored with the social and historical bigotry, racism, sexism, and ableism. Pushes for equity can be seen as effective by looking at the changing definition of autism.

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