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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

“Social Skills”

a young girl with a shaved head is working on a project in a classroom. there is racial and ethnic diversity among the students and the teacher. article is about autism and social stories being harmful for disability rights.

Social Stories for Autism and the Harm They Can Cause

Social stories should be for the whole class, because that is what inclusion means. They should focus on the values that drive cooperation and embrace difference. Social stories should encourage inclusion, and that means trying to find ways to include everyone and addressing those most likely to create a culture of exclusion.

Autistic woman looking left out but wanting to interact with peers

Don’t assume I’m masking

I am writing this to carve out space for myself in the socially-constructed version of the world. I don’t exist if I’m autistic and all autistic people who act the way I’m acting are masking.

Spectrum Critters Comics: Your Voice

The Spectrum Critters are back with a message about the difficulty of using your voice. Whether your voice is loud or quiet, written or spoken– or not words at all, the way you communicate is unique and valuable! There’s always someone who needs to hear from you.

Lies are Painful

Aspergians are often said to be brutally honest. It’s an Asperger’s stereotype that we can’t tell a lie. Recently I started thinking about this, and

This Little Mask-Erade Is Over

One woman tells of her lifelong journey to mask her true identity and the process of allowing herself to take off the mask and be her authentic self.

If I Would Have Known I had Asperger’s

These wonderings are a mixed bag of so many thoughts, but a person’s neurological context matters.  It is certainly a thing to wonder about, or if you’re me, pick apart and analyze and evaluate and solve the puzzle that is my brain, my pain, and my relationships.  

a young girl with a shaved head is working on a project in a classroom. there is racial and ethnic diversity among the students and the teacher. article is about autism and social stories being harmful for disability rights.

Social Stories for Autism and the Harm They Can Cause

Social stories should be for the whole class, because that is what inclusion means. They should focus on the values that drive cooperation and embrace difference. Social stories should encourage inclusion, and that means trying to find ways to include everyone and addressing those most likely to create a culture of exclusion.

Autistic woman looking left out but wanting to interact with peers

Don’t assume I’m masking

I am writing this to carve out space for myself in the socially-constructed version of the world. I don’t exist if I’m autistic and all autistic people who act the way I’m acting are masking.

Spectrum Critters Comics: Your Voice

The Spectrum Critters are back with a message about the difficulty of using your voice. Whether your voice is loud or quiet, written or spoken– or not words at all, the way you communicate is unique and valuable! There’s always someone who needs to hear from you.

Lies are Painful

Aspergians are often said to be brutally honest. It’s an Asperger’s stereotype that we can’t tell a lie. Recently I started thinking about this, and

This Little Mask-Erade Is Over

One woman tells of her lifelong journey to mask her true identity and the process of allowing herself to take off the mask and be her authentic self.

If I Would Have Known I had Asperger’s

These wonderings are a mixed bag of so many thoughts, but a person’s neurological context matters.  It is certainly a thing to wonder about, or if you’re me, pick apart and analyze and evaluate and solve the puzzle that is my brain, my pain, and my relationships.  

a young girl with a shaved head is working on a project in a classroom. there is racial and ethnic diversity among the students and the teacher. article is about autism and social stories being harmful for disability rights.

Social Stories for Autism and the Harm They Can Cause

Social stories should be for the whole class, because that is what inclusion means. They should focus on the values that drive cooperation and embrace difference. Social stories should encourage inclusion, and that means trying to find ways to include everyone and addressing those most likely to create a culture of exclusion.

Autistic woman looking left out but wanting to interact with peers

Don’t assume I’m masking

I am writing this to carve out space for myself in the socially-constructed version of the world. I don’t exist if I’m autistic and all autistic people who act the way I’m acting are masking.

Spectrum Critters Comics: Your Voice

The Spectrum Critters are back with a message about the difficulty of using your voice. Whether your voice is loud or quiet, written or spoken– or not words at all, the way you communicate is unique and valuable! There’s always someone who needs to hear from you.

Lies are Painful

Aspergians are often said to be brutally honest. It’s an Asperger’s stereotype that we can’t tell a lie. Recently I started thinking about this, and

This Little Mask-Erade Is Over

One woman tells of her lifelong journey to mask her true identity and the process of allowing herself to take off the mask and be her authentic self.

If I Would Have Known I had Asperger’s

These wonderings are a mixed bag of so many thoughts, but a person’s neurological context matters.  It is certainly a thing to wonder about, or if you’re me, pick apart and analyze and evaluate and solve the puzzle that is my brain, my pain, and my relationships.