I know many amazing autistic women and girls, but is there something different about their autism? Is there a reasonable, excusable explanation for why 4 times as many boys as girls are diagnosed as autistic? Are girls better at hiding their autistic traits or is there something else skewing the figures and the opinions of those assessing us?
Female Autism Doesn't Exist
Autism is a way of being.
It's a collection of specific differences from commonly
perceived expectations of sensory perception,
information processing & expression, which is viewed
by external observers as differences in
behaviour & communication.
Autistamatic is here to help both autistic and non-autistic people
understand more about the lives, challenges and above all
potential of autistic people in society today.
Join us as we explore our many coloured minds...
Autistic Communication - The VERBAL Spectrum
Autism & Advocacy - A Neurodiversity Primer
Autism diagnosis can be denied if someone is judged to communicate too well, yet there are award winning autistic actors, comedians, writers and singers. There's also autistic people who don't speak at all. There is huge variety in the ways autistic people communicate using words, both spoken and written. This is the Verbal spectrum.
Autism advocacy and neurodiversity go hand in hand. This short video explores the core principle at the heart of neurodiversity and why it's so integral to why thousands of autistic people work so hard for a better future.
What Is Autism?
An Autistic Open Letter to Hollywood
Autism is easy to explain...isn't it? The internet is full of descriptions of autism from charities, medical companies, health authorities and academics, but hardly any of them have had any input from a single autistic person.
Autism doesn't get represented very well on TV & film. Sia's movie "Music" is only the latest controversy in a long list of depictions of autistic people that have upset countless autistic people worldwide. Even worse some autistic characters actually cause bullying of real autistic people. In this film we look at why fiction is important and suggest how film makers can make an important contribution to making autistic life better.