Hey, everyone! I'd like to announce that I'm looking to continue my autism Q&A series, but with questions from readers. If you've got questions related to autism and want to ask an autistic, you can add them in the comments on this post, email them to me, or contact me on social media (links to … Continue reading Open Autism Q&A
The title for this one is pretty self explanatory... This blog now has an official Facebook page. New content (and old content) will be shared there as well from now on, so if you're enjoying this blog make sure you drop by and give the page a "like." But really, I'd like to thank all … Continue reading Speaking of Autism… is on Facebook!
Today is going to be an incredibly somber post. Today, March 1st, is the International Disability day of Mourning for disabled people who were murdered by their caregivers. Every year, hundreds, if not thousands, of disabled people are murdered by their parents, their caretakers, or their siblings. The people they should have been able to … Continue reading International Disability Day of Mourning
Imagine that you are trying to create an autistic character for use in a play. The plot of this production centers around autism, and you claim in all of your promotional material that the intention of this performance is to create "love and acceptance." You've had plenty of opportunities to receive input from both autism … Continue reading “All in a Row” Demonstrates how to NOT Portray an Autistic Person – #puppetgate
They say history repeats itself... I don't know if this is necessarily true as much as is the fact that people themselves haven't changed over time. We have the same problems we did hundreds of years ago, but in different forms. The same flawed ways of thinking but applied to different scenarios. I'm taking US … Continue reading Kill the Autism, Save the Child?
I remember my fourth grade year of school, when I was about ten years old, as being one of my most difficult years in school. I had just moved schools from my local public elementary school to a magnet school a bit farther away, as we thought it would fit me better. This new school … Continue reading “How do I get an autistic person to X?” – You’re asking the wrong question.
One of the most apparent differences between autistic people and neurotypical people is the way we process the world. Autistic people process sensory input differently than most other people, meaning that many places can become inaccessible to autistic people because they aren't accommodating to our sensory differences. What most would consider innocuous public places like … Continue reading Etymotic High Fidelity Earplugs Review – A Great Solution to Combat Sensory Overload