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The Autism Spectrum According to Autistic People

Autism neurodiversity

Questioning if you could be autistic or otherwise neurodivergent?

Many people are diagnosed as autistic into adulthood. However, it can be a challenge to identify specialists who are trained to diagnose adults. That is why we have compiled a directory of specialists trained to diagnose autism in adults, organized by city.

Tools to address common needs of the neurodivergent

How parents can support their autistic children

Children from many ethnicity

Better Than Social Stories – Free Download: A Room for Us All

Social Stories are often used misused to make disabled kids feel like they are at fault for their own social exclusion. NeuroInclusive Stories encourage all kids to embrace diversity.

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.

a young girl with a shaved head is working on a project in a classroom. there is racial and ethnic diversity among the students and the teacher. article is about autism and social stories being harmful for disability rights.

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.

How parents can support their autistic children

Children from many ethnicity

Better Than Social Stories – Free Download: A Room for Us All

Social Stories are often used misused to make disabled kids feel like they are at fault for their own social exclusion. NeuroInclusive Stories encourage all kids to embrace diversity.

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.

a young girl with a shaved head is working on a project in a classroom. there is racial and ethnic diversity among the students and the teacher. article is about autism and social stories being harmful for disability rights.

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.

How educators can support their autistic students

Children from many ethnicity

Better Than Social Stories – Free Download: A Room for Us All

Social Stories are often used misused to make disabled kids feel like they are at fault for their own social exclusion. NeuroInclusive Stories encourage all kids to embrace diversity.

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.

a young girl with a shaved head is working on a project in a classroom. there is racial and ethnic diversity among the students and the teacher. article is about autism and social stories being harmful for disability rights.

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.

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.

How educators can support their autistic students

Children from many ethnicity

Better Than Social Stories – Free Download: A Room for Us All

Social Stories are often used misused to make disabled kids feel like they are at fault for their own social exclusion. NeuroInclusive Stories encourage all kids to embrace diversity.

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.

a young girl with a shaved head is working on a project in a classroom. there is racial and ethnic diversity among the students and the teacher. article is about autism and social stories being harmful for disability rights.

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.

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.

Tips to improve interaction with neurodivergent clients

Children from many ethnicity

Better Than Social Stories – Free Download: A Room for Us All

Social Stories are often used misused to make disabled kids feel like they are at fault for their own social exclusion. NeuroInclusive Stories encourage all kids to embrace diversity.

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.

a young girl with a shaved head is working on a project in a classroom. there is racial and ethnic diversity among the students and the teacher. article is about autism and social stories being harmful for disability rights.

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.

Tips to improve interaction with neurodivergent clients

Children from many ethnicity

Better Than Social Stories – Free Download: A Room for Us All

Social Stories are often used misused to make disabled kids feel like they are at fault for their own social exclusion. NeuroInclusive Stories encourage all kids to embrace diversity.

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.

a young girl with a shaved head is working on a project in a classroom. there is racial and ethnic diversity among the students and the teacher. article is about autism and social stories being harmful for disability rights.

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.

How to foster an inclusive environment for your neurodiverse workforce

An Unwanted Hill to Climb: The Challenges Autistic Adults Face in Social and Occupational Settings

Autistic people are often cited as the reason autistics are unemployed or underemployed. This could not be further from the truth.

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different Part 4

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different: Part 4

Before hitting the walls of systemic biases that exclude neurominorities, before blatant gender discrimination and xenophobic hate, there was a time when diversity was a source of joy. But it’s hard to focus on fun or remember joy and success when you are treated like nothing. When going through adversity, the one thing we often search for is meaning.

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different: Part 3

It is ironic that the “women’s equality emphasis” could contribute to “hitting the wall” – but not surprising. Single-focus, limited-time “diversity drives” might be well-intentioned, but are often problematic.

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different: Part 2

What do the Ugly Duckling, the Princess on the Pea, and the Little Child who announced that the Emperor has no clothes have in common? Not only are they all characters in Hans Christian Andersen tales, but it’s also been suggested that through his characters the author projected different facets of his own and others’ autistic experiences.

How to foster an inclusive environment for your neurodiverse workforce

An Unwanted Hill to Climb: The Challenges Autistic Adults Face in Social and Occupational Settings

Autistic people are often cited as the reason autistics are unemployed or underemployed. This could not be further from the truth.

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different Part 4

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different: Part 4

Before hitting the walls of systemic biases that exclude neurominorities, before blatant gender discrimination and xenophobic hate, there was a time when diversity was a source of joy. But it’s hard to focus on fun or remember joy and success when you are treated like nothing. When going through adversity, the one thing we often search for is meaning.

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different: Part 3

It is ironic that the “women’s equality emphasis” could contribute to “hitting the wall” – but not surprising. Single-focus, limited-time “diversity drives” might be well-intentioned, but are often problematic.

Thriving at Work While Autistic, Introverted, Shy, and Otherwise Different: Part 2

What do the Ugly Duckling, the Princess on the Pea, and the Little Child who announced that the Emperor has no clothes have in common? Not only are they all characters in Hans Christian Andersen tales, but it’s also been suggested that through his characters the author projected different facets of his own and others’ autistic experiences.