The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity

Friendship

A woman of color stands resolute against a wall, her face proud, her eyes closed. Her shirt reads, "Fragile. Who?"

Why I Choose Autistic Pride

Growing up, I was acutely aware that I did not belong. The proverbial elephant in the room, my identity was carved out of all the

Forming Myself in Their Image: A Tale of My Shoggoth

It often seemed like people around me didn’t have so much trouble learning what direction to grow in. They just knew how to become a human being. They knew when to say hello and goodbye, how to jump rope, ride bikes, what to talk about, and what to wear.

Growing up with Selective Mutism

The drive from Wellington, Florida to Chicago takes nineteen hours for a family of average luck.  Two days between the promise of a new adventure

On Connection and Loss

I don’t easily arrive at an emotional connection, but once I let my guard down and allow that connection to flourish, it is hard and

On Asperger’s and Communication

Communication is complicated.  The average person communicates not only with their words, but with body language, inflection, and sub-text as well. We are expected to

A woman of color stands resolute against a wall, her face proud, her eyes closed. Her shirt reads, "Fragile. Who?"

Why I Choose Autistic Pride

Growing up, I was acutely aware that I did not belong. The proverbial elephant in the room, my identity was carved out of all the

Forming Myself in Their Image: A Tale of My Shoggoth

It often seemed like people around me didn’t have so much trouble learning what direction to grow in. They just knew how to become a human being. They knew when to say hello and goodbye, how to jump rope, ride bikes, what to talk about, and what to wear.

Growing up with Selective Mutism

The drive from Wellington, Florida to Chicago takes nineteen hours for a family of average luck.  Two days between the promise of a new adventure

On Connection and Loss

I don’t easily arrive at an emotional connection, but once I let my guard down and allow that connection to flourish, it is hard and

On Asperger’s and Communication

Communication is complicated.  The average person communicates not only with their words, but with body language, inflection, and sub-text as well. We are expected to

A woman of color stands resolute against a wall, her face proud, her eyes closed. Her shirt reads, "Fragile. Who?"

Why I Choose Autistic Pride

Growing up, I was acutely aware that I did not belong. The proverbial elephant in the room, my identity was carved out of all the

Forming Myself in Their Image: A Tale of My Shoggoth

It often seemed like people around me didn’t have so much trouble learning what direction to grow in. They just knew how to become a human being. They knew when to say hello and goodbye, how to jump rope, ride bikes, what to talk about, and what to wear.

Growing up with Selective Mutism

The drive from Wellington, Florida to Chicago takes nineteen hours for a family of average luck.  Two days between the promise of a new adventure

On Connection and Loss

I don’t easily arrive at an emotional connection, but once I let my guard down and allow that connection to flourish, it is hard and

On Asperger’s and Communication

Communication is complicated.  The average person communicates not only with their words, but with body language, inflection, and sub-text as well. We are expected to

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