They mention creating a “coaching process” using artificial intelligence, as if autistic people haven’t been “coached” enough into neurotypicality. Unfortunately, our entire lives are made up of neurotypical “coaching.” We often in fact, receive too much coaching in how to act or generally exist among other people.
Emmanuel Abua discusses the disabling insecurity of the imposter syndrome all autistics feel when forced to mask and the healing power of solidarity of shared experiences among other autistics.
The Spectrum Critters are back with a message about the difficulty of using your voice. Whether your voice is loud or quiet, written or spoken– or not words at all, the way you communicate is unique and valuable! There’s always someone who needs to hear from you.
Figuring out how to be yourself, is this something you do once in youth or is it something you must continually reevaluate? How does identity change over time?
The Autistic Collaboration Trust is currently engaging with the autistic community and the wider neurodiversity movement to solicit input, to jointly develop a trustworthy and globally accessible employer rating service that is administered by autistic and otherwise neurodivergent volunteers. You are invited to contribute.
Teen advocate J. Taylor looks at the rapid rise of autistic representation in the mainstream and predicts that autistics will see a boon in representation in the near future.
Most diversity and inclusion initiatives fail more than 90% of the time. Here is how to implement a successful diversity and inclusion initiative in your workplace.
I am ashamed of my recent adult autism diagnosis. Either I am a fraud or autism is too inclusive. But I long for greater authenticity.
The degree of my social awareness makes me feel “too good” to be autistic. I now recognize this as a prejudice against the neurodivergent, a prejudice that unconsciously imposes shame on myself, but which I am making an effort to change.
Russell anticipated and prepared for the pandemic weeks before everyone else. Things were going well until anxiety dissolved his routine. His healthy eating, meditation, creative outlets, and even his hygiene were lost as he spent days at a time in bed.