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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

Family

Why Accessible, Community Driven, and Neurodiversity-Friendly Events Are So Important

“[…] a real effort was made to accommodate various sensory needs and allow the kids in attendance to pursue activities they enjoyed and found interesting. Visual instruction sheets and other adaptations were provided for those who were nonverbal; a variety of stations, all loosely related to the weekly sport theme, were set up to allow for choice; and the event in general was one that encouraged the neurodivergent folks who came – parents and children alike – to have fun and bond with other like-minded people.”

Moving While Autistic

Two autistic people moving, with very different stories and lives: one with a whole family of neurodivergent folks and one moving from a shared support home to an independent house.

Father holding his 1-year-old baby right next to his face looking content.

Father, Interrupted…

A man takes stock of what it means to be an autistic father and reflects that his own father, too, might have been on the spectrum.

A white boy looking up and to the right looking concerned, sitting on the floor with his hands around his knees/legs, and a therapist sitting in a chair behind him staring at him with a clipboard. The poster next to the therapist says "autism?"

A Mother’s Fight Against Court-Ordered ABA

One mother’s heartbreaking account of surviving domestic violence and sexual assault, custody battles with the perpetrator, court-ordered ABA therapy, and finding the spirit to keep fighting.

Why Accessible, Community Driven, and Neurodiversity-Friendly Events Are So Important

“[…] a real effort was made to accommodate various sensory needs and allow the kids in attendance to pursue activities they enjoyed and found interesting. Visual instruction sheets and other adaptations were provided for those who were nonverbal; a variety of stations, all loosely related to the weekly sport theme, were set up to allow for choice; and the event in general was one that encouraged the neurodivergent folks who came – parents and children alike – to have fun and bond with other like-minded people.”

Moving While Autistic

Two autistic people moving, with very different stories and lives: one with a whole family of neurodivergent folks and one moving from a shared support home to an independent house.

Father holding his 1-year-old baby right next to his face looking content.

Father, Interrupted…

A man takes stock of what it means to be an autistic father and reflects that his own father, too, might have been on the spectrum.

A white boy looking up and to the right looking concerned, sitting on the floor with his hands around his knees/legs, and a therapist sitting in a chair behind him staring at him with a clipboard. The poster next to the therapist says "autism?"

A Mother’s Fight Against Court-Ordered ABA

One mother’s heartbreaking account of surviving domestic violence and sexual assault, custody battles with the perpetrator, court-ordered ABA therapy, and finding the spirit to keep fighting.

Why Accessible, Community Driven, and Neurodiversity-Friendly Events Are So Important

“[…] a real effort was made to accommodate various sensory needs and allow the kids in attendance to pursue activities they enjoyed and found interesting. Visual instruction sheets and other adaptations were provided for those who were nonverbal; a variety of stations, all loosely related to the weekly sport theme, were set up to allow for choice; and the event in general was one that encouraged the neurodivergent folks who came – parents and children alike – to have fun and bond with other like-minded people.”

Moving While Autistic

Two autistic people moving, with very different stories and lives: one with a whole family of neurodivergent folks and one moving from a shared support home to an independent house.

Father holding his 1-year-old baby right next to his face looking content.

Father, Interrupted…

A man takes stock of what it means to be an autistic father and reflects that his own father, too, might have been on the spectrum.

A white boy looking up and to the right looking concerned, sitting on the floor with his hands around his knees/legs, and a therapist sitting in a chair behind him staring at him with a clipboard. The poster next to the therapist says "autism?"

A Mother’s Fight Against Court-Ordered ABA

One mother’s heartbreaking account of surviving domestic violence and sexual assault, custody battles with the perpetrator, court-ordered ABA therapy, and finding the spirit to keep fighting.