It is undeniably true that autistic people want more autistic representation. The limited representation autistic people do have is often times stereotypical, insensitive, and worst of all, dehumanizing. This is why autistic people despise the play, “All in a Row,” which uses a puppet (and an ugly one), to depict what the play’s creators call […]Read More Should We Use Puppets to Depict Disabilities?
Sometimes, autistic people may feel stressed out, exhausted, frustrated, or overwhelmed in their environment. In public places, autistic people often feel pressure to restrain their stimming and repress their autistic behaviors, which is what is called social camouflage, or “masking.” They may have sensory overload and feel disoriented in a chaotic, noisy, or bright environment. […]Read More Meltdowns and Shutdowns and Burnouts, Oh My!
You may have heard the word, “Neurodiversity” before. Maybe you dismissed it as a buzzword or something that sounds politically charged. But neurodiversity has no political connotations at all, and the meaning is in the word itself. Neurodiversity simply means diversity of the mind. Neurodiversity is the idea that neurological differences, such as autism and […]Read More What is Neurodiversity?