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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

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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.

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

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.

Autistic Community Advocates

Who Advocates for the Advocates?

Autistamatic explores the difference between being an autistic person and an autistic advocate and what responsibilities are associated with assuming the title of “advocate.”

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.

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

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.

Autistic Community Advocates

Who Advocates for the Advocates?

Autistamatic explores the difference between being an autistic person and an autistic advocate and what responsibilities are associated with assuming the title of “advocate.”

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.

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

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.

Autistic Community Advocates

Who Advocates for the Advocates?

Autistamatic explores the difference between being an autistic person and an autistic advocate and what responsibilities are associated with assuming the title of “advocate.”