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
people both on & off the autism
spectrum understand more about
the lives, challenges and above all
potential of autistic people in
Join us as we explore our
many coloured minds...
Are Autistic People TOO Serious? (The Verbal Spectrum Part 6)
Why do so many people think autistic means humourless & overly serious? It's ironic that so many autistic people laugh about such ideas all the time😂 So many of us have been told we're "too serious for your own good" or that we have "no sense of humour!" it's beyond a joke? There has to be a reason so what is it?
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?
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.
An Autistic Open Letter to Hollywood
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.