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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

Friendship

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

Allism Spectrum Disorders: A Parody

In prevailing literature, people on the autism spectrum have all of their traits, their behaviors, and even their very existence pathologized.  They are considered to

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

Allism Spectrum Disorders: A Parody

In prevailing literature, people on the autism spectrum have all of their traits, their behaviors, and even their very existence pathologized.  They are considered to

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

Allism Spectrum Disorders: A Parody

In prevailing literature, people on the autism spectrum have all of their traits, their behaviors, and even their very existence pathologized.  They are considered to