Tagged: autistic

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Let’s Define Autistic Safe Space

Autistic Safe Space values the experience of veteran autistic activists. Not because they are infallible but because they’ve had way more time to unpack the ableist ideals rampant in our society. They’ve had far more...

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So Perfect You’re Imperfect

One step… Two steps… He’s definitely autistic… He stands straight and tall. Arms to his side. His pace perfect. His gait perfect. His body perfect. And yet, a little too perfect. It seemed rehearsed. Walking...

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To the Parent New to Autism

Hello person. Welcome to this beautiful world of autism. Yes, beautiful.. It’s the same beautiful world you’ve already lived in. That child that you love? They’re the same child. That diagnosis is not really new...

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Remembering My Autistic Self

My advocacy… my activism… Well, it’s kind of been non-existent. It’s been bothering me for a while. I keep talking to a few friends about it. And I know I’m a needed voice, but struggle...

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Tokenism Hurts Everyone

It was 5-6 years ago when I got a phone call from someone. They were discussing the merits of “working from the inside” to change an organization. At the time, I just felt frustrated because...