Friendship

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.

Four Words: You Need to Change

Beginning when he was young, and throughout is life, John was told that he needed to change. This forced him to resent and feel ashamed of being autistic. Here’s how he found the soil to grow in the light of acceptance.

Coming Out to Family and Friends as Autistic

In this article, Jude Clee takes a brief look at the difficulties that autistic people face when opening up about being autistic and shares some of her experiences.

How Do You Ask Your Crush Out?

Resident diva and listmaker extraordinaire Patrick Magpie, unsure in all of his inherent awkwardness, asked some friends about how to approach a crush.

The Joys of Working Within Your Tribe

When one workplace was a little too ideal and socially-seamless to be realistic, one woman shared her diagnosis with her coworkers. This is what happened.

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