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She was easily startled by loud noises.

Sophia Blanchard was a pioneer in air traffic as an engineering balloonist. She also was scared of loud noises and went periods of time without speaking.

a woman listening to workplace gossip trying to hear the word "autistic" because people whisper it like it's a shameful insult

“Autistic” is Not a Bad Word

Often, when non-autistic people say the word “autistic,” they whisper it as if it’s a swear word or something shameful and embarrassing. It’s time to stop doing that.

Drawing of a Dungeons and Dragons character sheet. Name: Ra Alignment: CG Drawing of "tattooed, pierced Adult me." Character Sheet: Strength 7, Constitution 6, Dexterity 9, Intelligence 16, Wisdom 9, Charisma 17. Skills: Perform (jokes), Craft (art things), Knowledge (crap), handle animal

Dungeons and Dragons and Not Hating Myself for Five Freaking Minutes.

…Warriors are good at some things, like smashing things with an axe and using all kinds of weapons, and wizards are good at others, like casting spells and knowing a lot about things you may come across. Every class has its own specialties and affinities, and a group needs a diverse set of characters to be able to tackle the challenges ahead. As I playfully filled out character sheets with what I imagined my own stats would be, it made me realize– “I’ve been playing the game of life all wrong.”

7 Cool Aspects of Autistic Culture

There are some really cool things about autistic culture like our common love of samefoods, special interests (SpIns) and infodumps, stims, sensory hell, hand flapping, autigender, and our autism cousins.

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