Friendship

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.

My Neurotypical Friend Meg

In order for non-Autistic people to communicate effectively with Autistics, they have to adjust to our passion, our authenticity, and our need for room to express ourselves in our language.

On Autism and Adolescence: An Open Letter to My High School Classmates

I am autistic. The teen years are rough on everyone—there’s no question about it. Surviving them when you live with undiagnosed ASD and co-occurring, untreated major depression… well, speaking from personal experience, that counts as a special brand of hell.

Autism & the flitting phenomenon

Autistic women often dart in and out of social situations like a butterfly going from one flower to the next. We look like we fit in, but we don’t; we look like we connect, but are left feeling alone.

Yes, my autism does define me.

For David, nothing is more hurtful and offensive than being told that his autism does not define him. Here’s why.

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