acceptance

Dear Fellow Black Autistic, Your Autistic Experience Looks Different,

“From picking your afro because the motion is soothing, to twerking and playing with your braids, to repeating that one itch-scratching line in the rap song you love over and over again… It’s the way that you put on lipgloss even though you just put it on three minutes ago because the motion is soothing.”

Connection in the Face of Rejection

Rejections are difficult, but they are a fact of existence for many autistic people. Ryan Lee discusses making and losing a friend over social nuance.

Day 2: Autism Acceptance

My family is aware of my autism. It doesn’t mean that they accept it.

I was aware of my autism. It didn’t mean that I accepted it.

Society is aware of autism. It doesn’t equal acceptance in society.

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