4 Great Autism Advocacy Groups to Support

I’ve talked before about why a lot of the autistic community doesn’t accept Autism Speaks.    So now I’m sure you’re wondering what advocacy groups can you support with a clear conscience?  Which organizations are doing real work to actually improve the lives of autistic people?  […]

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Autism Month – Awareness or Acceptance or More?

April is Autism Awareness and/or Acceptance Month, depending on which groups you associate with.  The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network uses “Autism Acceptance”, while the Autism Society of America uses “Autism Awareness”, and the Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network seems to use both terms.  Personally, I kind of hate using “awareness”.  Spreading awareness is what […]

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7 Most Common Sensory Offenders

One of the more well-known autistic symptoms is sensory sensitivities.  Because autistic people process sensory input differently from NT people, we get overstimulated really easily by things that other people might not notice at all.  These sensory incursions are literally everywhere we go.    I present to you a non-exhaustive […]

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6 Ways to Fake Eye Contact

Eye contact can be hard for autistic people.  For some of us, it feels invasive; for others, it makes it hard to process what people are saying to us.  NTs don’t understand this because they’ve been taught that everyone should make eye contact and anyone […]

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