As an ambassador of the Neurodiversity movement, I recently took a brief pause to step back and take measure of the landscape of change occurring around the pursuit of neurodiversity understanding in the culture.

In the past two years, since … Read more “In Pursuit of Understanding True Neurodiversity in Our Culture: Called to a Higher Country”

Autistic people, adults and children, are infantilized, gaslighted, and manipulated regularly by society– individuals and institutions.

gaslighting

Gaslighting is a form of psychological manipulation that seeks to sow seeds of doubt in a targeted individual or in members of a targeted

Read more “50 Ways Society Gaslights and Stonewalls Autistic People”

This article is long.  It used to be longer.  The original intro is now its own article exploring the division between neurodiversity advocates and everyone else.  It can be viewed by clicking here.

Instead of pointing fingers at anyone … Read more “A Response to Eileen Lamb’s Article “Autism and the Dangers of the Neurodiversity Movement””

Editor’s note: We use the words aspie and Asperger’s interchangeably with autistic on this site.  We want to honor the way every autistic person identifies and also ensure that we cast a wide enough net for search engines.

After my … Read more “Aspie Adulthood: The Tough Spot Between Being Unable to Work -and- Not Qualifying for Disability”

Every April, autism takes a center stage in global awareness.  All around the world, well-meaning, good-hearted people “Light it up blue” for Autism Awareness Month, and they decorate their social media with the puzzle piece frames and the jigsaw rainbow … Read more “10 Things Autistic People Wished You Knew about April & “Autism Awareness Month””