Friendship

Autistic masking is why I have no friends

“Despite being in a setting where I’m suppose to be my full, authentic self, I still can’t break down those walls and act like myself for fear of judgement.”

An Open Letter to Autistic High Schoolers

“How did they consider us close friends if we’d never had a real conversation? If we hadn’t people watched? If we hadn’t gone on a walk in the green, secluded forest that I believe belongs to me (it’s actually a public park)?”

Bridging Communication: Conversations with Neurodivergent People

Since he’s been home, Matthew Rushin has been learning a lot about autistic culture and seeing how many people are out there who are so similar to him. Here, he explores bridging communication gaps between autistic people and non-autistic people.

Connection in the Face of Rejection

Rejections are difficult, but they are a fact of existence for many autistic people. Ryan Lee discusses making and losing a friend over social nuance.

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.

On Autism and Adolescence: An Open Letter to My High School Classmates

I am autistic. The teen years are rough on everyone—there’s no question about it. Surviving them when you live with undiagnosed ASD and co-occurring, untreated major depression… well, speaking from personal experience, that counts as a special brand of hell.

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