The DSM-5 involves a lot of clinical language, which means it may be harder for autistic people to relate. Here are some examples of what it looks like in real life.
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Hiding your identity can make the internet a much safer place for a disabled young person. Here's what I recommend to protect yourself.
Some parents and loved ones blame themselves for not realizing a late-diagnosed person was autistic. But the truth is, this is common, and you don't need to feel bad.
Autistics don't just "think outside the box." The box is a mystery. And this can be deeply disabling and anxiety-provoking.
I'm now referring to my sister as Stella. Here's why.
How do you cheer up a sad person? Why does saying "calm down" make it worse? It all makes sense when you know this simple rule.
Anti-maskers claim that face masks are a grievous injury to disabled people. But reality looks a little different.
The tricolor A, a proposed symbol for autism meant to evoke hope and community
Autism Speaks' rebranding uses language and symbols of optimism, but beneath it is the same rotten core.
Intuitive eating is a logical and beautiful idea. But what do you do when your intuition is broken? Here are some of my strategies.