You've Been Conned (The Great Neurotypical Swindle)
Being autistic can be difficult but for all the wrong reasons. Far too many autistic people have been convinced that aspects of their life which a little different from anyone else's are major deficits causing them anger, resentment, anxiety, depression and much, much worse.
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
Female Autism Doesn't Exist
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? 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?
What Is Autism?
STOP Saying "People With Autism" (Person First Language)
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.
Should non-autistic people argue with autists over how to show us respect?How should you refer to someone when you know they're autistic? How should you refer to the autistic community? Are we autistic people or people with autism?