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.
Neurodiversity is the biological fact that all brains are different. According to the neurodiversity paradigm, this isn’t a reason to panic.
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.
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
Intuitive eating is a logical and beautiful idea. But what do you do when your intuition is broken? Here are some of my strategies.
Autism: Telling My Professors
Disclosing disability to college professors can be a challenge. Today I'd like to share my successful strategies.
Autism and Eye Direction
Why are so many autistics wrongly accused of being uncaring or deceitful? Let's talk about understanding autistic differences in eye gaze.
Quarantine and Autism: Why My Family is Okay
My family is doing okay in isolation, and our lifestyle is part of the reason why. Let's talk about ways to make it easier.
Everything’s (Not) Gonna Be Okay: A Kick in the Face
The "groundbreaking" show betrays its autistic character in the final episode of season 1.