The Real Voice of Autism

A speech by an autistic What is autism? Once I say I am “autistic,” I understand I will never be perceived the same again. And that is both my sword to bear and light to share. There is no way to fully understand autism, unless you are autistic. But there are numerous ways to raise… Continue reading The Real Voice of Autism

What This Autistic Teacher Wants Professionals to Know

  What This Autistic Teacher would like Professionals to Know . . . ONE: Some of us on the autism spectrum embrace the word “autistic” and prefer the use of autistic over phrases such as “with autism” or “with Aspergers.” Autistic isn’t a bad word. How one refers to oneself is a personal preference. TWO:… Continue reading What This Autistic Teacher Wants Professionals to Know

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”

“Danielle’s” Death

It was troublesome to observe people’s reactions over the shooting of an autistic transgender, legally named ‘Danielle,’ who last went by both names, Kayden and Danielle, on social media forums. It was interesting indeed to see people cling to elements of the incident and not the whole of the situation. To in essence watch strangers… Continue reading “Danielle’s” Death

10 Myths About Aspies

  “If you’ve met one person with Autism, you’ve met one person with Autism.” ~ author unknown This is a subjective list based on my interaction with over 10,000 Aspies over the last four years. 🙂 10 Myths About Aspies Myth #1: Aspies Don’t Have Friends We do have relationships. Like all human beings, sometimes… Continue reading 10 Myths About Aspies