Being called "inspiring" is a compliment to most people, but when you have a disability, it involves complicated baggage.
Autism is an inborn, lifelong developmental disability. It involves a constellation of traits including social confusion, love of routine, stimming, passionate interests, developmental delays and quirks, honesty, and more.
Steve Asbell’s Autistic Masking Quiz
Steve Asbell has created an unofficial autism test that accounts for masking.
3 Functional and Murky Levels of Autism
Non-autistic experts have devised 3 levels of autism. But do these levels match how autistic people experience autism?
Parents: Stop Blaming Yourselves for Autism
Too many parents blame themselves for their children's autism. It's time to set yourself free.
“Flying at Night”: the Good, the Bad, the Shocking
Rebecca Brown's sad and heartfelt story about family and autism perpetuates a dangerous stereotype.
Eve, My Accidental Autistic Character
How can people write an autistic character without realizing it? It's more common than you think.
Common Threads in Autistic Art
As I've appreciated autistic art, I've noticed commonalities. Let's take a moment to explore some beautiful pieces.
What “Welcome to Holland” Gets Wrong
One of the most popular essays on raising a disabled child doesn't quite match most parents' reality.
Why Lining Up Toys is Good For Autistic Kids
Do you have an autistic kid who lines up toys? That's good! Here's how it benefits your kid.
Interviewing Stella About Autism
What is it like to have an autistic sister and autistic boyfriend? Today Stella Rose tells all.