3 Major Flaws in the Autism Diagnostic Criteria – My Autistic Opinion

There are three main reasons that I feel as if the autism diagnostic criteria, and the way we define Autistic People, and all NeuroDivergent People, is going to have to, eventually, be rewritten. Continue reading 3 Major Flaws in the Autism Diagnostic Criteria – My Autistic Opinion

Autistic Pride Is NOT Just about the Good Parts of Being NeuroDivergent

I wanted to talk about Autistic Pride, as I talk about each and every year. I talk about it every year, because it is so important for Autistic People to be able to feel pride in ourselves, especially when society, often, tells us that we are defective, broken, and that our ways of doing things: interacting with, engaging with, and experiencing the world, are wrong; and that we should strive to cover up the NeuroDivergent parts of ourselves. Continue reading Autistic Pride Is NOT Just about the Good Parts of Being NeuroDivergent

Open letter to the Lancet Commission on the future of care and clinical research in autism

We find the proposal to adopt the term ‘profound autism’ highly problematic, as well as the overall emphasis on behavioural interventions, excluding more recent, promising approaches. We disagree with the recommendation to focus clinical research on randomised controlled trials for short-term interventions, including medication and behavioural trials. Continue reading Open letter to the Lancet Commission on the future of care and clinical research in autism

Hints & Signs I Was Autistic – Why My Autism Was Missed Growing Up

NeuroRebel here, and this week is a highly requested video from you. I am going to share some of the hints that I was Autistic growing up that were missed. So if this interests you and you are one of the ones that has been asking about this, please stay tuned as we dive in. Continue reading Hints & Signs I Was Autistic – Why My Autism Was Missed Growing Up