"Theory of mind deficits" have been used to dismiss and even dehumanize autistic people. How much truth is there to the stereotype?
Autistic people are described as "unresponsive." Here's how it can feel from the inside.
Beginning writers may give their characters cutesy flaws like clumsiness. But a true flaw involves choices and consequences. Here's how to build a realistic character without sacrificing likability.
What makes a detestable villain? Why do readers hate Dolores Umbridge more than Voldemort? How do you write a character that readers just want to punch? Today we explore characters who we love to hate, using Angel Rainnen as an example.
Article after article says that autistics think autism isn't a disability. But that's wrong. Why do people say that, and what is a disability, really?
Many Americans look forward to Independence Day. Work is cancelled, hamburgers and hot dogs are ready for grilling, there's plenty of pie, and fireworks light up the night. But for autistic people, fireworks can ruin the fun. A night of celebration for neurotypical people may cause physical pain to autistic people. Do fireworks really hurt … Continue reading Fireworks Can Hurt Autistic People