It’s not vaccines.
Though it’s tempting to let that be the end of the article, I won’t do that. To me, it’s perfectly obvious why autism rates are rising. Let’s break down the five reasons behind this phenomenon.
1.They’re not. … Read more “5 Reasons Autism Rates Are on the Rise”
It’s not that bad; you’re overreacting. Stop being so dramatic.
How do you never get tired of that?
Can we just have quiet- doesn’t your throat hurt?
Quit doing that- people are starting to stare!… Read more “This Little Mask-Erade Is Over”
The best support mental health professionals and educators can offer autistics (and yes, most of us prefer this term as autism affects so much of our identity) is to admit they don’t know everything about autism and how it affects … Read more “A Girl on the Spectrum – The Outside of the Outside”
One of the dominant characterizations of people on the autism spectrum is that they lack empathy or are empathy-disrupted. This is based on the paradigm that autistic people aren’t able to intuit the emotions and needs of others, or that … Read more “Asperger’s and Empathy: Shifting Away from Dated Misconceptions”
I’m an aspie—an insider term to describe a person with Asperger’s Syndrome. It’s a label which underscores and is inextricably connected to every facet of my identity. The only tragedy related to my neurotype is that I spent the majority … Read more “Why Adult Aspies Aren’t Being Diagnosed: A Human Rights Crisis”
Whenever you watch an old movie or sitcom, you likely cringe at what was socially acceptable for the era—racist jokes, misogynistic epithets, blatant xenophobia… and you should cringe. For most people, it’s entirely obvious how offensive and dehumanizing it would … Read more “Function Labels: And We’re Supposed to be The Awkward Ones…”