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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

Acceptance

Social Distancing and Strain

Autistic people are no strangers to feelings of unrest, uncertainty, and emotional overwhelm. Now that the neurotypical coping mechanisms are inaccessible to them, our behaviors are similar.

In search of psychological safety

The objectives of the autism and neurodiversity civil rights movements overlap significantly with the interests of those who advocate for greater levels of psychological safety

a woman listening to workplace gossip trying to hear the word "autistic" because people whisper it like it's a shameful insult

“Autistic” is Not a Bad Word

Often, when non-autistic people say the word “autistic,” they whisper it as if it’s a swear word or something shameful and embarrassing. It’s time to stop doing that.

Poetry: Crossed Wire’s Song

Autistic artist and writer, Ra Vashtar, shares “Crossed Wire’s Song,” a poem about being different, accompanied by “mind not to scale.” an art piece exploring the experience of a mind that feels too big.

Dear New York Times: ABA is not a therapy

The New York Times dropped all journalistic standards to publish a commercial for Applied Behavior Analysis without critical review of the facts– like that it’s not a therapy, it doesn’t work, and it’s abusive to autistic people.

Social Distancing and Strain

Autistic people are no strangers to feelings of unrest, uncertainty, and emotional overwhelm. Now that the neurotypical coping mechanisms are inaccessible to them, our behaviors are similar.

In search of psychological safety

The objectives of the autism and neurodiversity civil rights movements overlap significantly with the interests of those who advocate for greater levels of psychological safety

a woman listening to workplace gossip trying to hear the word "autistic" because people whisper it like it's a shameful insult

“Autistic” is Not a Bad Word

Often, when non-autistic people say the word “autistic,” they whisper it as if it’s a swear word or something shameful and embarrassing. It’s time to stop doing that.

Poetry: Crossed Wire’s Song

Autistic artist and writer, Ra Vashtar, shares “Crossed Wire’s Song,” a poem about being different, accompanied by “mind not to scale.” an art piece exploring the experience of a mind that feels too big.

Dear New York Times: ABA is not a therapy

The New York Times dropped all journalistic standards to publish a commercial for Applied Behavior Analysis without critical review of the facts– like that it’s not a therapy, it doesn’t work, and it’s abusive to autistic people.

Social Distancing and Strain

Autistic people are no strangers to feelings of unrest, uncertainty, and emotional overwhelm. Now that the neurotypical coping mechanisms are inaccessible to them, our behaviors are similar.

In search of psychological safety

The objectives of the autism and neurodiversity civil rights movements overlap significantly with the interests of those who advocate for greater levels of psychological safety

a woman listening to workplace gossip trying to hear the word "autistic" because people whisper it like it's a shameful insult

“Autistic” is Not a Bad Word

Often, when non-autistic people say the word “autistic,” they whisper it as if it’s a swear word or something shameful and embarrassing. It’s time to stop doing that.

Poetry: Crossed Wire’s Song

Autistic artist and writer, Ra Vashtar, shares “Crossed Wire’s Song,” a poem about being different, accompanied by “mind not to scale.” an art piece exploring the experience of a mind that feels too big.

Dear New York Times: ABA is not a therapy

The New York Times dropped all journalistic standards to publish a commercial for Applied Behavior Analysis without critical review of the facts– like that it’s not a therapy, it doesn’t work, and it’s abusive to autistic people.