We’ve got a long history of missteps when it comes to autism and gender. For example, the original model of autism is based very specifically on a very narrow definition of straight, cis, white, male autistic children. Continue reading Does Autism Present Differently in Women & Girls? What about Non-Binary Autistic People?
Autism, autistic, on the spectrum, Asperger’s what does it all mean? Continue reading Autism, With Autism, On the Spectrum – Oh My!
“You don’t look autistic.” #ActuallyAutistic #AskingAutistics – Have you heard this one before? How did YOU react? Continue reading You Don’t LOOK Autistic
I recently was invited to an interview on Neurodiversity news. Don’t forget to check out the full interview on their site. Continue reading Neurodiversity News Interview
If you were a child and you were getting scolded and you got in trouble for having meltdowns you may have learned to turn all that in on yourself and learn to shut down instead of melting down. Continue reading Autism & Shutdowns – How They Differ from Autistic Meltdowns
There’s a rumor that autistic people don’t use or cannot understand sarcasm. And I will admit sometimes I do get confused pick up on when people are using sarcasm with me. Continue reading Can Autistic People Understand Sarcasm?
There is a rumor that autistic people cannot or never give eye contact and that may be true for some autistic people, but that is not always the case. Continue reading Can Autistic People Make Eye Contact?
NeuroRebel here and this week, a lot of you have been asking about the recent study that came out, talking about how transgender people are six times more likely to also be autistic. So this week I’m going to talk about that study a little bit and share some of my own thoughts and perspective.
Continue reading Are Transgender & Gender Diverse People More Likely to Be Autistic?
So this week we’re going to talk about that. I want to highlight why so many autistic people feel that self-diagnosis is valid and it is, was also the very first step for many autistic people before they seek out an official diagnosis. Continue reading Autism & Self Diagnosis
If I am relaxed, I am just moving. It is my natural ebb and flow. Stimming is like breathing. It just happens and trying to be still is like holding my breath. Continue reading Stimming & Autistic Movement – An Autistic Perspective (Live Video Replay w/Transcript & CC)