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Rediscovering the language of life

As I have been pointing out for the last few years, the commodification of neurodiversity and the exploitation of autistic people is in full swing.

Masking and Mental Health Implications

Autistic Masking is not a simple social fake. Prolonged masking has serious mental health implications for autistics; level up your knowledge so can learn to embrace your autistic loved one as their authentic self.

Realizing I’m Autistic Helped Me Uncover PTSD Because I Masked Both Conditions

I realized after being diagnosed with PTSD that I had been masking those symptoms the same way I had masked being autistic.

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Recovering Addicts Don’t Deserve Lifelong Stigma

People see addicts in recovery as “a different sort of addict” to those who have not found recovery. This is invalidating and untrue.

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Being a Good Friend When Talking About Suicide

Discussing suicide attempts and responding in crisis is always hard. Talking about it will help prepare people for these hard conversations.

Happy Birthday, Dejah, from Osime Brown’s Mother – #NoDejahVu

Editor’s note: Osime Brown is a 21-year-old autistic Black man who was sentenced to five years in prison for trying to stop a street robbery.

The social architecture of collective intelligence

Many autists reject all forms of social power. Unless we have autistic people in our environment that nurture our sense of agency and intrinsic motivations, trauma may prevent us from learning how to trust others and build eye level relationships.

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Why Autistic Kids and Adults Develop Intense Fears and Phobias

To understand autistic fears and phobias, non-autistic people need more context. This article can help non-autistic people support autistic children and adults through what may seem to be unreasonable fears.

The dark side: Facing up to the things I have done as an autistic addict

David Gray-Hammond dispels the myth that autistic people are just adult children incapable of doing self-destructive, violent, or criminal behavior and asks society to consider their role in the circumstances that lead up to a vulnerable and traumatized adulthood.

Tal Anderson: Finding My Voice through Acting

“The acting and improv training was a tool that I used to get me to the place where I am now – a place where I have a voice and I am confident enough to use it.”

Rediscovering the language of life

As I have been pointing out for the last few years, the commodification of neurodiversity and the exploitation of autistic people is in full swing.

Masking and Mental Health Implications

Autistic Masking is not a simple social fake. Prolonged masking has serious mental health implications for autistics; level up your knowledge so can learn to embrace your autistic loved one as their authentic self.

The social architecture of collective intelligence

Many autists reject all forms of social power. Unless we have autistic people in our environment that nurture our sense of agency and intrinsic motivations, trauma may prevent us from learning how to trust others and build eye level relationships.

a man is standing still and looking afraid of his shadow. his shadow is morphed into what looks like that of a monster. autism autistic on the spectrum aspergers fears phobias

Why Autistic Kids and Adults Develop Intense Fears and Phobias

To understand autistic fears and phobias, non-autistic people need more context. This article can help non-autistic people support autistic children and adults through what may seem to be unreasonable fears.

The dark side: Facing up to the things I have done as an autistic addict

David Gray-Hammond dispels the myth that autistic people are just adult children incapable of doing self-destructive, violent, or criminal behavior and asks society to consider their role in the circumstances that lead up to a vulnerable and traumatized adulthood.

Tal Anderson: Finding My Voice through Acting

“The acting and improv training was a tool that I used to get me to the place where I am now – a place where I have a voice and I am confident enough to use it.”

Rediscovering the language of life

As I have been pointing out for the last few years, the commodification of neurodiversity and the exploitation of autistic people is in full swing.

Masking and Mental Health Implications

Autistic Masking is not a simple social fake. Prolonged masking has serious mental health implications for autistics; level up your knowledge so can learn to embrace your autistic loved one as their authentic self.

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