Woman sitting down distressed with her hands on her ears, looking down, while five people sit around her in a circle looking at her. One woman has a hand on her back.

Miscommunication and misinterpretation of autistic people happens very early in life.

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

Or in modern language, “Treat other people as you would like to be treated.”

Everyone knows about The … Read more “How “The Golden Rule” Harms Autistic People”

It is well known that representation of marginalized groups in fiction matters.  We have made progress towards having more representation of Black, gay, female, and trans characters in fiction, to name just a few examples.

While it’s still not perfect, … Read more “Dear Screenwriters and Fiction Writers: “Autistic” Is Not a Bad Word”

Before I came to my identity as an autistic person, I had a short-lived obsession with self-determination theory (SDT), a framework for characterizing the processes which foster or inhibit healthy motivation and psychological development.  I’m still very curious about SDT, … Read more “On ABA Therapy, Self-Determination, & Healthy Psychological Development”