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NTs, their gimp-splaining and privilege

do you remember this post? well i posted a bit from it to Facebook, and tagged a few of my neurodifferent friends. the post took off and got a few shares, a few likes and everything seemed to be going very nicely. 747 more words

The Negative Side

Asperger's: MORE tips for talking to neurotypicals

Stating the problem

This article is about learning social skills.  But first, let’s talk about abilities!  People with Asperger’s Syndrome have many strengths to balance out the difficulties life throws in their direction, like high IQ’s, amazing mathematic and scientific skills, and a quick, punny sense of humor. 2,427 more words

Asperger's: tips for talking to neurotypicals

Neurotypicals (the Asperger’s term for people without autism) are complex, fascinating, and frustrating, and communicating with them often feels like you’re playing a complicated game without knowing the rules.  1,544 more words

Almost Functioning

Neurotypical people seem to love using functioning labels, as if labelling someone as high or low functioning makes them feel safer because they can put us in neat little boxes. 354 more words

The neurotypical mask

We all spend a good chunk of our lives putting on a metaphorical mask for the world around us. Relatable, right? You wear an “I’m fine” mask when you are dying inside. 483 more words

Asperger's Syndrome

Talking About Treatment Choice

In my Google Alerts yesterday I received a link to a revolutionary article posted on The Sun website. Now I don’t know the politics of The Sun, yet you can bet I’m more than willing to link to the article that appeared in my inbox. 173 more words

Mental Health

NTs Have Meltdowns and Feel Overwhelmed or Overloaded Too

As a woman who has autism/Asperger syndrome I experience meltdowns and get overwhelmed from time to time. The same thing applies to neurotypicals/NTs (people who don’t have autism). 685 more words

Autism And Asperger Syndrome