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.
Disabled Teens: Protect Your Anonymity Online
Hiding your identity can make the internet a much safer place for a disabled young person. Here's what I recommend to protect yourself.
Not Noticing Autism: Don’t Blame 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.
Where’s the Box to Think In?
Autistics don't just "think outside the box." The box is a mystery. And this can be deeply disabling and anxiety-provoking.
Meet Stella, My Sister
I'm now referring to my sister as Stella. Here's why.
Fixing Emotional Sand Castles
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.
I’m Autistic. I’m Not Anti-Masker Ammo
Anti-maskers claim that face masks are a grievous injury to disabled people. But reality looks a little different.
Shyly Proposing a New Autism Symbol
The tricolor A, a proposed symbol for autism meant to evoke hope and community
Why Autistics Don’t Trust Autism Speaks’ Rebranding
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.