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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.

A woman is walking through a field. She has her hand on her hair and the sun is casting a golden hue on the tall grass

Poetry: I Must Not Walk On

A poem on the labouring journey in the unsteady steps of an autistic person who cannot feel the ground beneath her feet.

When Autism and Grief Collide

This beautiful and touching article explores grief through an autistic lens and how autistic people experience grief differently.

Autism and Food: How to Eat an Elephant

Food aversion is about more than just being a “picky eater” for many autistic people. The task can be overwhelming for more reasons that taste and texture.

Autism, Fire Alarms, & School Fire Drills

For many autistic students, school fire drills can be deeply upsetting. For Alex, the fear of the next one was so traumatizing that it prevented access to a free and appropriate education.

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.

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