experience

Review: Sensory Trauma: autism, sensory difference and the daily experience of fear

This qualitative exploration helps us understand how a community of parents and professionals all claiming to be focused on the wellbeing of autistics have come to be at such a divide from autistic advocates themselves, delicately unfolding one of the core phenomenological aspects of the autistic experience that has been hidden in plain sight for so many years.

Ra Vashtar: OKEQ July 2020 Art Show

Hello, my name is Ra Vashtar, and I’m an autistic artist who’s happy to present my first solo gallery showing, hosted locally and virtually by Oklahomans for Equality.

Book Review: How Can I Talk if My Lips Don’t Move?

A frustrating myth that persists about autism is the notion that those who cannot verbalize their thoughts have none.  Simply stating it in this article is enough to make most people cock a skeptical eyebrow, Yet the idea hounds autistic folks, fueling ignorant assumptions about functioning and intellect.

Poetry: Beholden

I can’t tell them it’s all right, but I can be with them.
I am still strong,
and I will never forget the green, and the wind from the high places.
—This is when I am—

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.”

A pair of hands hold a conductor's wand as if directing a symphony

Chains, a Poem by Elyana Ren

Thinks in poetry, lives in prose Dreams in colors she cannot understand The music of her words is lost In the starts and stops of

What’s in a Word: Asperger’s and the APA

Few words in behavioral science come with more controversy and contention than Asperger’s. This series focuses on the word, Asperger’s, and the many antagonists to

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