Therapist white woman pointing to an object on a table and a white boy pointing to another object on the table.

Editor’s Note: Holly Rowe is a neurotypical parent of an autistic child and a guest contributor for The Aspergian, contributing her experience at the request of our editorial team.

My son was diagnosed as autistic in 2016, at two years … Read more “Unapologetically Non-compliant: A Neurotypical Mother’s Perspective After Leaving ABA”

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”

I’ve been doing a video series on YouTube for the past six months called, “Why Autistic People Do That”, and it has been one of the most rewarding projects I’ve ever worked on.  The series happened quite by accident Read more “Why Being Confused Is Absolutely Panic-Inducing for Most Autistics”

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Act I, Scene 1

The First Anxiety

Andromeda Banneker paces the long stretch of abandoned railroad tracks in the woods behind her house.  She visibly agitated, a phone pressed hard against her ear.    

I know, Mom …  Can you just Read more ““Your Child May be Neurotypical:” A Journey to Diagnosis”

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””