A Japanese proverb (literally: ‘7 falls, 8 getting up’) extols resilience, and is the title of the incredibly accomplished second book by the young Japanese autistic author Naoki Higashida. 363 more words
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Aspie Spouses: How to Show the Neurotypical in Your Life You Love Them (by Using the Five Love Languages)
I remember when my boyfriend (now husband) told me he couldn’t feel my love. I had no idea what he was talking about.
“I do love you,” I said matter-of-factly. 1,443 more words
A Curiously Fabulous Play about a young man and his quest for truth: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.
I have a few minutes this morning to tell you about an AMAZING play we saw on Sunday afternoon in SF: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. 340 more words
Neurotypical people like to cling to the idea that ‘autistic’ and ‘emotional’ exist in an unbreachable dichotomy. Autistic people lack empathy, they say with certainty; we are emotionless when we should be emotional, cold to the feelings of others and unable to share in the same emotional experiences as the rest of the world. 1,450 more words
I went and read this lovely post written by Neurodivergent Rebel: What is Neurodiversity? Does it Exclude People with Severe Disabilities?. It got me thinking about the topic. 1,838 more words