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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

Relationships

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.

A Life Illuminated

My name is Hugh Willis. I am autistic. Having an autism spectrum diagnosis and changing my life narrative has been a difficult journey of self-discovery. Acceptance

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

Bittersweet is My Favorite Word

I’ve always felt that I am biding my time. When I say “I’ve always felt”, I mean as far back as I can remember. Like the things I was seeing and experiencing in my life were not the whole shebang.  There was another place I was living and operating . . . almost.

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

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.

A Life Illuminated

My name is Hugh Willis. I am autistic. Having an autism spectrum diagnosis and changing my life narrative has been a difficult journey of self-discovery. Acceptance

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

Bittersweet is My Favorite Word

I’ve always felt that I am biding my time. When I say “I’ve always felt”, I mean as far back as I can remember. Like the things I was seeing and experiencing in my life were not the whole shebang.  There was another place I was living and operating . . . almost.

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

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.

A Life Illuminated

My name is Hugh Willis. I am autistic. Having an autism spectrum diagnosis and changing my life narrative has been a difficult journey of self-discovery. Acceptance

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

Bittersweet is My Favorite Word

I’ve always felt that I am biding my time. When I say “I’ve always felt”, I mean as far back as I can remember. Like the things I was seeing and experiencing in my life were not the whole shebang.  There was another place I was living and operating . . . almost.

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