They Were Wrong

Well, folks, it’s official. I am a high school graduate! Well, technically I’ve been “graduated” since May, but the school held the actual ceremony this week. Despite the delay, I walked across the stage and got my diploma last Thursday on the school's football field. I think that for everyone a high school graduation is … Continue reading They Were Wrong

Autistic Play is Appropriate Play

“Does your child play appropriately with their toys?” Apparently, this is a common question asked of parents if their kid is being assessed for autism. In this context playing “appropriately” means “playing with toys exactly as a neurotypical child would play with their toys.” That, and it is often pushed very hard for parents to … Continue reading Autistic Play is Appropriate Play

Black Autistic Lives Matter

Despite the most common media portrayals, autism is not a “white male syndrome.” Every human demographic has autistic people in it. There are adult autistics and elderly autistics (because autistic children grow up to be autistic adults). There are female autistics and autistics who don’t identify with any particular gender. There are autistic people in … Continue reading Black Autistic Lives Matter