The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

The Autism Spectrum
According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity
Autism neurodiversity

Autism: It’s not OUGHTism

As soon as a parent is aware that their child is autistic, they often ask, “What therapies does my child need?” Terra Vance walks readers through what to prioritize.

Love, Loss and Mandarin Orange Chicken: How I Broke Up With Trader Joe’s

Tre Luna loved Trader Joe’s with all his heart and stomach. Then his disability—and their refusal to accommodate for it—led to a break-up with the grocery chain and reflections on what it means to be disabled in America.

Talent Isn’t Enough: Ableism & “Gifted” Autistics

Autistic people are often highly skilled or have well-developed talents, which causes the world to see them as having high earning potential. But that’s not what happens. Here’s why.

Autistic Communication Is a Feature, not a Bug

Don’t think of inclusion as helping us get by in the structures built by and for ‘not us,’ rather think of how you can help us change the structure so that it is ours as much as it is yours.

Swallowed Whole: Inside an Autistic PTSD Flashback

Asiatu Lawoyin, at age 42, experienced their first PTSD flashback from childhood sexual abuse. Asiatu unpacks the space between the trauma and the flashback through the lens of being Black and autistic.

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