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Spectrum Critters Comics: What is Masking?

Even the Spectrum Critters have to deal with the expectations of masking sometimes, but it doesn’t change who they are! You are perfect just the way you are, too.

A Life Illuminated

My name is Hugh Willis. I am autistic. Having an autism spectrum diagnosis and changing my life narrative has been a difficult journey of self-discovery. Acceptance

It’s the Most Alienating Time of the Year

Jen Bluhm writes about her experiences with the holidays and all the emotions that come with. She sheds a light on how holidays can truly be made special for autistic people.

Cracked glass

A Song of Hope, A Man Abused

Be me, an unknowingly-autistic man.  Put yourself in my shoes. I managed school. Literature and English language were a bit of an issue, though.  I

A woman wearing a masquerade mask

This Little Mask-Erade Is Over

One woman tells of her lifelong journey to mask her true identity and the process of allowing herself to take off the mask and be her authentic self.

A Man Unmasked

For people on the spectrum, how well someone fares in the general public or on the job often depends on someone’s ability to hide his

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