Autistics don't just "think outside the box." The box is a mystery. And this can be deeply disabling and anxiety-provoking.
Tag: Autism 101
Curious about autism? Want to help yourself or a loved one? Let’s learn together.
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.
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.
Fido’s New Kitten: An Autism Story
Fido is over the moon to meet his new puppy... but soon he discovers that she's behaving strangely. What's going on with his puppy?
Do I Lack Theory of Mind?
"Theory of mind deficits" have been used to dismiss and even dehumanize autistic people. How much truth is there to the stereotype?
Why I May Appear Unresponsive
Autistic people are described as "unresponsive." Here's how it can feel from the inside.
Autism and False Prophecies of Doom
"Developmental delay" does not mean "never." Say goodbye to fear and remember that the future may surprise you.
Why Your Autistic Loved One Turns Away
Why do autistic kids turn away from their parents? It's not personal, and they aren't rejecting their loved ones. Here's why it happens and how to connect.
7 Things an Autistic Person with Anxiety Wants You to Know
Parents, teachers, therapists and caregivers may wonder what it's like to be an autistic person with anxiety issues. Today, I talk about my experiences and how to be helpful to someone like me.