On the life-saving power of music for the autistic experience and how music becomes inextricable from the identity.
Learn from a mother who has been where you are, has jumped through all the hoops of diagnosis and advocacy, and has put in countless hours in research and advocacy.
Why Autism Speaks does not speak for autistic people, and why you need to lose the puzzle pieces and awareness ribbons. Do this instead.
One of the most hotly-contended points of division between the adult autistic community and the neurotypical parents of autistic children: explained.
Carol Millman, a professional dog trainer, compares ABA to dog training in this powerful expose.
Autistic people experience emotions differently from neurotypicals, and what they experience as emotions others see as ideas. Here’s how.
Five reasons autism rates are on the rise.
Let me introduce you to a figure from the folklore of Japan called the Futakuchi-onna. Her name means “two-mouthed woman,” and she comes from a country facing a crisis of self-care. In fact, at the end of last year, the youth suicide rate in Japan had reached its highest in thirty years. The stress of a work-centric culture along with a strong stigma against reaching out for mental health care are thought to be major factors for the suicide rates in Japan, and are things many of us can relate to on some level. Perhaps then, it is somehow appropriate that we can learn about the dangers and effects of neglecting ourselves through the story of the Futakuchi-onna.
Everyone knows about the five senses: vision, hearing, touch, smell, and taste. But, there are…
You are an anomaly;A nebula, the birth-place of light and wonder.Your glow is widespread and…
Guest contributor and neurotypical ally, retired astronomer and chemist Neal Sumerlin shares his special interest in the spirit of common ground.
Myth: Autistics don’t feel emotions. Bzzzzt. Wrong. As someone with Asperger’s, I can testify to…