It’s rude to insist we are disordered

As an autistic person, I do not appreciate being viewed and treated as though I am inherently faulty or damaged. Many of us (autistics) have experienced how this plays out over a childhood, with our ways of being seen as innately wrong because they were atypical. This was, and is, happening whether or not we have […]

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Word meme says: Loving our autistic children with wild abandon is so easy to do if we really tune in to our natures

When autism is seen as damage

This week, I have been reading about the anger from within “Natural” circles toward Sesame Street having a new (digital) muppet. This muppet is named Julia and she is autistic. She is presumably supposed to help autistic children because there is representation of their neurology on a cool tv program. (And since autistic children are […]