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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

Defining Autism

Autistic woman looking left out but wanting to interact with peers

Don’t assume I’m masking

I am writing this to carve out space for myself in the socially-constructed version of the world. I don’t exist if I’m autistic and all autistic people who act the way I’m acting are masking.

Man holding a hashtag sign to signify that he is a neurolurker or undiagnosed or questioning autistic person

Are you a #NeuroLurker?

Have you felt your whole life that you were different from the people around you? Are you diagnosed with ADHD or mental illness, but feel those diagnoses left unanswered questions? Do you think you have more in common with your autistic child than with most people? You might be a #NeuroLurker.

latex gloved hands hold petri dish with a cure for autism symbolized as its contents, or perhaps genetic therapy gene therapy

Why is there not a cure for autism?

Not for lack of effort and billions of dollars spent, scientists have still not found a cure for autism. From one genetics student, an exploration of why.

There is No Autism Epidemic

Autism isn’t on the rise, but there may be reasons Pelee believe that myth. A look at how autistic people have been changing the world for centuries.

Autistic woman looking left out but wanting to interact with peers

Don’t assume I’m masking

I am writing this to carve out space for myself in the socially-constructed version of the world. I don’t exist if I’m autistic and all autistic people who act the way I’m acting are masking.

Man holding a hashtag sign to signify that he is a neurolurker or undiagnosed or questioning autistic person

Are you a #NeuroLurker?

Have you felt your whole life that you were different from the people around you? Are you diagnosed with ADHD or mental illness, but feel those diagnoses left unanswered questions? Do you think you have more in common with your autistic child than with most people? You might be a #NeuroLurker.

latex gloved hands hold petri dish with a cure for autism symbolized as its contents, or perhaps genetic therapy gene therapy

Why is there not a cure for autism?

Not for lack of effort and billions of dollars spent, scientists have still not found a cure for autism. From one genetics student, an exploration of why.

There is No Autism Epidemic

Autism isn’t on the rise, but there may be reasons Pelee believe that myth. A look at how autistic people have been changing the world for centuries.

Autistic woman looking left out but wanting to interact with peers

Don’t assume I’m masking

I am writing this to carve out space for myself in the socially-constructed version of the world. I don’t exist if I’m autistic and all autistic people who act the way I’m acting are masking.

Man holding a hashtag sign to signify that he is a neurolurker or undiagnosed or questioning autistic person

Are you a #NeuroLurker?

Have you felt your whole life that you were different from the people around you? Are you diagnosed with ADHD or mental illness, but feel those diagnoses left unanswered questions? Do you think you have more in common with your autistic child than with most people? You might be a #NeuroLurker.

latex gloved hands hold petri dish with a cure for autism symbolized as its contents, or perhaps genetic therapy gene therapy

Why is there not a cure for autism?

Not for lack of effort and billions of dollars spent, scientists have still not found a cure for autism. From one genetics student, an exploration of why.

There is No Autism Epidemic

Autism isn’t on the rise, but there may be reasons Pelee believe that myth. A look at how autistic people have been changing the world for centuries.