Tagged: autistic

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Gendering Me

I’ve been trying for a couple of weeks to write this blog post. For those close to me or even just on my Facebook, you know I came out as non-binary. For some time now,...

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The Impossible Task of Interacting

“I’m going to drive now. I’ll be back in 30 minutes.” “It’s a busy day. Speech this morning and therapy after lunch.” “I’m going to the store on my way home from work.” Each of...

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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...