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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

Autistic community

Autistic analysis of COVID-19

We are starting to experiment with ways to reduce interactions to human scale and are starting to learn. We may even learn that there are many different ways to contain the virus, but a focus on human scale and a bias against super-human scale busyness will be the common thread through all these approaches.

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.

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.

Tying Down a Duty to Protections for Fairness

In the autistic community, and in autism-related services, it happens too frequently that autistic people feel the same social exclusion and isolation they do from the rest of the world. This standard for fairness should be automatic for all situations.

Autistic analysis of COVID-19

We are starting to experiment with ways to reduce interactions to human scale and are starting to learn. We may even learn that there are many different ways to contain the virus, but a focus on human scale and a bias against super-human scale busyness will be the common thread through all these approaches.

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.

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.

Tying Down a Duty to Protections for Fairness

In the autistic community, and in autism-related services, it happens too frequently that autistic people feel the same social exclusion and isolation they do from the rest of the world. This standard for fairness should be automatic for all situations.

Autistic analysis of COVID-19

We are starting to experiment with ways to reduce interactions to human scale and are starting to learn. We may even learn that there are many different ways to contain the virus, but a focus on human scale and a bias against super-human scale busyness will be the common thread through all these approaches.

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.

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.

Tying Down a Duty to Protections for Fairness

In the autistic community, and in autism-related services, it happens too frequently that autistic people feel the same social exclusion and isolation they do from the rest of the world. This standard for fairness should be automatic for all situations.