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Lyric Rivera, an Autistic self-advocate from Texas, runs the the internationally recognized neurodiversity lifestyle blog Neurodivergent Rebel. Neurodivergent Rebel was opened in 2016, as a way to introduce people unfamiliar with autism to neurodiversity. The blog, which is sometimes released in written format and also via YouTube video, explores the ideology of neurodiversity and the creative expressions of autistic people. Riveras’ blog pushes for acceptance of neurological differences and respect for the autonomy of neurodivergent people. Lyric is also known as the pioneer of the #AskingAutistics hashtag, which is often accompanied by a short question about everyday autistic experiences. This simple hashtag connects neurodiverse people who would not otherwise have a reason to engage with each other to foster understanding of the autistic experience. View all posts by Lyric Holmans
8 thoughts on “Autistic Person or Person With Autism? – an #ActuallyAutistic Perspective”
I go back and forth on this. Disabled person or person with disability? I appreciate your observation that “person with disability” implies that the person can be separated from the disability. Most of my life I’ve been just a person, the disability coming later in life. So I’ve been both. Maybe that’s what trips me up. Thanks for your insight.
I’ve wondered about this. Thanks for sharing.
For me, I am an “Autistic Person.” Great article!
This such a great piece. Would you be ok if I shared it in my blog?
Please, feel free to share. 🙂
Reblogged this on The Controlled Kaleidoscope and commented:
I thought this was such an interesting piece that I am so glad she shared. I, myself, am not autistic but I have many friends and family members that are.
What are your thoughts readers?
I LIKE being Autistic. I know some don’t as there are other issues associated with Autism, but for many, there are quite a few benefits which, if the world allowed us to be who we are, are quite often AWESOME!