The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

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Autism neurodiversity

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Why I’m Not a High-Functioning Autistic

"We have now arrived at the ultimate falsehood of high-functioning autism: what this label really means is that you have high outside functioning.  I am excellent at pretending to be someone I am not."

Why Accessible, Community Driven, and Neurodiversity-Friendly Events Are So Important

"[…] a real effort was made to accommodate various sensory needs and allow the kids in attendance to pursue activities they enjoyed and found interesting. Visual instruction sheets and other adaptations were provided for those who were nonverbal; a variety of stations, all loosely related to the weekly sport theme, were set up to allow for choice; and the event in general was one that encouraged the

A woman with a question mark post it note on her forehead, while looking up at it.

How To Ask An Autistic 101

When parents visit autistic spaces to seek advice about raising autistic children, a few simple tips will help to be respectful to the people you’re approaching and your children.

A white boy looking up and to the right looking concerned, sitting on the floor with his hands around his knees/legs, and a therapist sitting in a chair behind him staring at him with a clipboard. The poster next to the therapist says "autism?"

A Mother’s Fight Against Court-Ordered ABA

One mother’s heartbreaking account of surviving domestic violence and sexual assault, custody battles with the perpetrator, court-ordered ABA therapy, and finding the spirit to keep fighting.

Why I’m Not a High-Functioning Autistic

"We have now arrived at the ultimate falsehood of high-functioning autism: what this label really means is that you have high outside functioning.  I am excellent at pretending to be someone I am not."

Why Accessible, Community Driven, and Neurodiversity-Friendly Events Are So Important

"[…] a real effort was made to accommodate various sensory needs and allow the kids in attendance to pursue activities they enjoyed and found interesting. Visual instruction sheets and other adaptations were provided for those who were nonverbal; a variety of stations, all loosely related to the weekly sport theme, were set up to allow for choice; and the event in general was one that encouraged the neurodivergent folks who came – parents and children alike – to have fun and bond with other like-minded people."

A woman with a question mark post it note on her forehead, while looking up at it.

How To Ask An Autistic 101

When parents visit autistic spaces to seek advice about raising autistic children, a few simple tips will help to be respectful to the people you’re approaching and your children.

A white boy looking up and to the right looking concerned, sitting on the floor with his hands around his knees/legs, and a therapist sitting in a chair behind him staring at him with a clipboard. The poster next to the therapist says "autism?"

A Mother’s Fight Against Court-Ordered ABA

One mother’s heartbreaking account of surviving domestic violence and sexual assault, custody battles with the perpetrator, court-ordered ABA therapy, and finding the spirit to keep fighting.

Why I’m Not a High-Functioning Autistic

"We have now arrived at the ultimate falsehood of high-functioning autism: what this label really means is that you have high outside functioning.  I am excellent at pretending to be someone I am not."

Why Accessible, Community Driven, and Neurodiversity-Friendly Events Are So Important

"[…] a real effort was made to accommodate various sensory needs and allow the kids in attendance to pursue activities they enjoyed and found interesting. Visual instruction sheets and other adaptations were provided for those who were nonverbal; a variety of stations, all loosely related to the weekly sport theme, were set up to allow for choice; and the event in general was one that encouraged the neurodivergent folks who came – parents and children alike – to have fun and bond with other like-minded people."

A woman with a question mark post it note on her forehead, while looking up at it.

How To Ask An Autistic 101

When parents visit autistic spaces to seek advice about raising autistic children, a few simple tips will help to be respectful to the people you’re approaching and your children.

A white boy looking up and to the right looking concerned, sitting on the floor with his hands around his knees/legs, and a therapist sitting in a chair behind him staring at him with a clipboard. The poster next to the therapist says "autism?"

A Mother’s Fight Against Court-Ordered ABA

One mother’s heartbreaking account of surviving domestic violence and sexual assault, custody battles with the perpetrator, court-ordered ABA therapy, and finding the spirit to keep fighting.