• #ShineOnMax Becomes an International Call to End Ableism and Humanize Autistic People in the Media

    #ShineOnMax becomes an international call to see autistic people as fully human and value their lives.

  • How My Parents Handled My Autism and How They Set A Good Example

    Do you parent your autistic child like, "It's for their own good," rather than, "It is something that actually makes them comfortable in their own skin"?

  • Autistic in the Neurotypical Gauntlet

    I made my mistakes fully aware there would be a response, and I hoped that response would tell me exactly what was wrong with my communication. It wasn't you who diagnosed me, it was me who came to you for help without my knowing how to ask you for help.

  • Tips for Autistic People to Help Recover from Burnout

    Autistic burnout is unavoidable, but taking steps for adequate self care can help shorten recovery time and make burnout a little less miserable.

  • Why We Need to Start Treating “Autistic” As Another Language Instead of a Condition

    Autism is not behavioral, and if we ever going to make progress, we need to see autistic more like a language than a set of behaviors.

  • Who Was Max Benson?  An Interview with His Mother, Stacia #ShineOnMax

    On Sunday, November 17, 2019, people around the world lit candles in honor and remembrance of Max Benson.  The local vigil was powerful, but worldwide, the hashtag #ShineOnMax became a unifying and powerful movement to bring the world together in solidarity of valuing autistic lives.

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, people around the world lit candles in honor and remembrance of Max Benson.  The local vigil was powerful, but worldwide, the hashtag #ShineOnMax became a unifying and powerful movement to bring the world together in
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