Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t: The Dilemma of Disclosing Autism

“. . . brain variations are normal and should be respected, just like differences in gender and race. People with autism, according to this philosophy, aren’t abnormal. It’s just that they might need some extra support to live in a society built with “neurotypical” people in mind.” Microsoft Wants Autistic Coders. Can It Find Them… Continue reading Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t: The Dilemma of Disclosing Autism

10 Facts You May Not Know About the Book Everyday Aspergers

  The book Everyday Aspergers was ten years in the making. The author, a former schoolteacher and respected leader in the autism community, was diagnosed with Aspergers in her mid-forties; she has dyslexia and dyspraxia. 1000s of copies have been given away for free. Everyday Aspergers is critically acclaimed by professionals and authors, including Steve Silberman of… Continue reading 10 Facts You May Not Know About the Book Everyday Aspergers

What If the Tables were Turned

What if The Tables were Turned . . . What would it be like if autistics were the founders, owners, leaders, managers, and supervisors in most businesses in the world. And we told the non-autistics that we would train them for bottom-level entry jobs but they could work their way up, maybe. And we told the… Continue reading What If the Tables were Turned

“Affected” by Autism

  To the father who writes on his blog “my son is affected by autism.” To the professional who tweets “ . . . families affected by autism.” To the mother who declares at a social gathering her child is “not defined by Aspergers.” By now, you are likely well aware of person-first terminology, such as… Continue reading “Affected” by Autism

Autism: Lesser Known “Facts”

1. A significant number of autistics don’t identify with a gender or are transgender or bi-gender. A significant number of male autistics relate to the autistic experience that the majority of female Aspergerians express, particularly, intense and confusing emotions, deep empathy, sense of isolation and awkwardness, not being believed when authentic, and difficulty with conforming to… Continue reading Autism: Lesser Known “Facts”

Introducing myspectrumsuite.com & our Neurodiverse News & Resource Page

I am excited to share our new company website, Spectrum Suite, LLC, and the NEW Neurodiverse News & Resource Page! You will find the most thorough list to date of influential and talented autistics. I created this connection hub in efforts to connect more and more neurodiverse activists, advocates, and creators. (And to help me with my… Continue reading Introducing myspectrumsuite.com & our Neurodiverse News & Resource Page

Adults share how recognizing autism changed their lives

Yesterday, I asked community members at @Everyday Aspergers, “How has finding out you are or might be on the autism spectrum changed your life in a beneficial way?” And these were the responses. Having ASD has enriched my life in many ways. ~ Kasey I am an adult autistic diagnosis. The joy and excitement to discover… Continue reading Adults share how recognizing autism changed their lives