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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

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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.

EQ Skills as an Imperative to Formal Curriculum?

I am a passionate advocate of EQ as an essential part of early years formal education. I know for sure that some of my issues would never have taken root so deeply had an education system been in place which valued the growth of the individual.

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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.

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.

Questioning if you could be autistic or otherwise neurodivergent?

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