House Rules by Jodi Picoult is the story of Jacob Hunt, an 18-year-old autistic man from Townsend, VT accused of murder. Jacob, described as having Asperger Syndrome, lives with his mother, Emma Hunt, … Read more “#ActuallyAutistic Review of ‘House Rules’ by Jodi Picoult”
Recently, a high school senior named Jack graduated– and this made international news.
Most high school seniors graduate from high school. So, what made this particular senior’s graduation so significant? Well, it wasn’t Jack personally who made headlines, nor the … Read more “An Open Letter to the Media: On “Severe” Autism and Inspiration Porn”
If there is one topic that is not discussed enough in the autistic community, it is the alienation and complacency autistics experience living in an NT-centric society.
What is alienation?
The term means different things depending on the context. The … Read more “On the Unaddressed Dangers of Autistic Alienation & Complacency”
The five months since I was “officially” diagnosed with autism have been a whirlwind of discovery, namely finding other autistic women like me, and finding out so much more about myself– the small parts of my internal life that until … Read more “Life after autism diagnosis – what next?”
Editor’s note: When J David Hall first wrote this, he didn’t yet know he was autistic… but when we read this, autistics did. First featured on Medium, this article made waves. We are glad that David has found a home… Read more “Autistic Uprising: a Neurodivergent Rebellion of Hearts and Minds”
Don’t Tell Me
Life’s too hard
I’ve come this far
To go nowhere
Why the blank stare?
Don’t tell me you’ve been there.
I don’t want to hear
Let’s make that clear
Just save your breath
Because I have… Read more “Poetry: Don’t Tell Me”
The bitter irony of his dressing in black was not lost on me. He smiled a hopeful smile, before walking into the “job interview practice” hosted by a local Autism Organization.
As I watched him go, I felt a wave … Read more “Building Bridges to Nowhere: On Workplace Best Practices for Keeping Autistic Persons Terminally Jobless”
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””