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Autism and Christmas

Autistic researcher Emma Reardon discusses reasons autistic people may be overwhelmed by the holiday season and how you can better understand and accommodate your autistic loved ones.

Sheltered Workshops: State-Sanctioned Ableism

Sheltered workshops allow employers to pay disabled people at rates far below minimum wage. This state-sanctioned discrimination is an ugly reflection of how society views disabled persons.

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.

My Autist Manifesto

“I have seen the shadow of doubt, and I went out and bought a floodlight with extra batteries.”

A bright infinity symbol in the evening orange sunset on a field.

What Autistic Pride Means to Me

Today is Autistic Pride Day. It is a day to celebrate and embrace who you are as an autistic person and to be yourself without

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