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A group of teenage students of different skin colours and genders are piling their hands on top of each others' in a show of solidarity and community.

Autistic Solidarity: A Personal Reflection

I started to write this article after I wrote my poem, Unmasking as Autistic Pride, but I put it on hold when a special interest took over. I want to…

Humanizing the DSM Diagnosis for Autism

…attempt to express yourself met with blank stares? Do you know about masking? That’s the term for when an autistic person performs neurotypicality. It can be used consciously as a…

A Life Illuminated

My name is Hugh Willis. I am autistic. Having an autism spectrum diagnosis and changing my life narrative has been a difficult journey of self-discovery. Acceptance of my neurodiversity allows me…

Autism and Sexual Vulnerability-One Woman’s Story

…bullied swot who felt far safer studying than socialising, but who masked everything with loudness, bubbliness, and feigned confidence. Masking, copying others and trying desperately to fit in are key…

A communal definition of autism

…people attempt to blend in (by masking) it is to avoid suffering the consequences of non-conformance – and not to gain or maintain social status. Autistic people are the most…

Printer paper with heart drawn on it in black ink, filled in.

Self-Love and Autistic Survival

…autistic selves, a tax that has no monetary or tangible value to non-autistic people. A tax they do not witness. The Autism Tax We pay for not masking with neurotypical…

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