The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

The Autism Spectrum
According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity

Bullying & Abuse

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

What Happens When the Perfect Job Goes Wrong?

After telling his boss that he was autistic, one man found himself in a position where he would be constantly watched, yelled at, and eventually worse… On how employer bias affects autistic employees.

2020 Disability Day of Mourning

Kayla Rodriguez writes about the sobering history of Autistic Day of Mourning on March 1 and discusses why the time for action is now.

The Unintentional Bully

Unintentional Bullies

Bullying is generally thought of as an intentional behavior, but not understanding autistic people can lead to unintentional bullying.

A Child in a Straight Jacket

One man sheds light on a terrifying reality for many autistics– that families commit their autistic children to psychiatric hospitals where they are abused, mistreated, restrained, and secluded.

A young boy with autism faces an abstract wall of rainbow colors

The Coat Closet – An Autism Seclusion Story

Mike Wise recalls his time as an autistic student placed in seclusion as a punishment for being impulsive or not getting his work done.

Seclusion Broke My Heart

Students with disabilities are often placed in seclusion, further isolated from peers. One sibling would no longer watch it happen to her little brother.

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.

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