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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

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Autism, Fire Alarms, & School Fire Drills

For many autistic students, school fire drills can be deeply upsetting. For Alex, the fear of the next one was so traumatizing that it prevented access to a free and appropriate education.

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.

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Book Review: My Brother Otto

“Regardless, Piper models what it’s like to feel unconditional acceptance and love for an autistic person, without applying any of the arbitrary societal standards that even small children can be conditioned to uphold.”

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Autism and Having Sex

I’m an autistic woman in a stable, mostly healthy marriage. I think our problems are minor compared to other people’s problems. But somebody needs to

Breaking new - Autistic people are too generous. Neuroclastic. Pink stuffed animal bunny sitting in front of a donations jar.

Autistic People Care Too Much, Research Says

A research article concluded that autistic people cared too much about others, citing inflexibility to be an issue by following moral code even when individual gains are high. In my personal opinion as an autistic person, I would argue that the non-autistic participants did not weight the negative consequences of their actions enough, and simply chose individual benefit over other people.

book review of my brother otto by meg raby autism siblings autistic on the spectrum review from an actually autistic person

Book Review: My Brother Otto

“Regardless, Piper models what it’s like to feel unconditional acceptance and love for an autistic person, without applying any of the arbitrary societal standards that even small children can be conditioned to uphold.”

sex while autistic image shows a sexual position with a woman hovering over a man who is shirtless. sex sexual sexy autism on the spectrum

Autism and Having Sex

I’m an autistic woman in a stable, mostly healthy marriage. I think our problems are minor compared to other people’s problems. But somebody needs to

Breaking new - Autistic people are too generous. Neuroclastic. Pink stuffed animal bunny sitting in front of a donations jar.

Autistic People Care Too Much, Research Says

A research article concluded that autistic people cared too much about others, citing inflexibility to be an issue by following moral code even when individual gains are high. In my personal opinion as an autistic person, I would argue that the non-autistic participants did not weight the negative consequences of their actions enough, and simply chose individual benefit over other people.

Questioning if you could be autistic or otherwise neurodivergent?

We compiled a directory of specialists trained to diagnose autism in adults, organized by city.