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Positively Autistic: A List of (Positive) Autistic Traits

Sometimes it’s hard to feel positive about being autistic when so much of the presentation of autism focuses on our deficits. In a world that tells us all the ways we are “wrong”, I think it’s important to look at the many ways we are awesome. 706 more words

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Autism and Activism

To be autistic is to live as an outsider. The social standards that come naturally to others seem foreign and strange. These social skills that are innate for some take learning and practice for us to assimilate. 625 more words

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A Year of Autistic Discovery

As the cool autumn days come rolling in and the leaves turn and change, I reflect back upon the year. For, you see, it was about one year ago that I learned I was autistic. 687 more words

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Symphony of the Stims

Flick, flick, flick go the fingers

Keeping time to an unheard beat

Tongues click and lips smack

Layering the rhythm

Phrases echo again and again… 63 more words

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Dear Autism

I was reading a piece on ‘The Mighty’ the other day about meltdowns (link here).

At the end of this piece, they posted this message: 1,497 more words

Autism Awareness Month: Before You Light It Up Blue

It’s almost April, and you know what that means. “Autism” is the word of the day. Speaking of words, many of us were told:

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” 537 more words

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