sensory processing disorder

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.

Spectrum Critters Comics: Sensory Needs

The Spectrum Critters all have different sensory needs because they all have different ways they see, hear, and feel the world! They want you to know that the way you see things is great too.

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.

A communal definition of autism

Jorn Bettin, in collaboration with the autistic community, has come up with a communal definition of autism. We ask that you use the comment section below to let us know what ideas you have to improve this definition.

Autistic Collaboration for Life

Jorn Bettin maps out the differences between the autistic community and broader society’s social hierarchies.

Black woman sitting on a couch with her head on her hand while her children run past her.

Here’s to the Mums of Autistic Kids

I cannot speak for fathers, but being a mother is hard work.  It’s not like it is in the movies or the adverts on TV. 

steaming miso soup in a dark red bowl

Autism and Food Aversions

“Are you going to eat that?” My friend asked, looking at the untouched bowl of miso soup in front of me.

Autism and Pica

Autism is misunderstood, as is pica. It takes a long time for some of it to be diagnosed, in my case forty-eight years for autism.

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