I have a request for non-autistic people, and anyone who does not experience sensory sensitivities: Treat sensory sensitivities as disabilities and accommodate them as you would for any other person who is pain. Believe Them.
Author: Autistic Science Person
I explain why it can be so hard to do hygiene tasks, like brushing teeth or showering, as an autistic person.
Yes, It Really Is Legal to Electrically Shock Disabled Children in The US as Punishment #StopTheShock
Please help #StopTheShock - It is legal in the US to shock disabled people right now at the Judge Rotenberg Center. This is not okay.
Be Honest: Autistic vs Neurotypical Honesty
I’ve learned a lot recently after asking allistic people on twitter what they truly want to hear from other people when allistic people say “be honest.” Most of them want a very specific “type” of honesty. At least, neurotypical people may consider this honesty.
My Personal Reflections on Color the Spectrum and Autistic Advocacy
My personal reflections on Color the Spectrum and autistic advocacy.
PRESS RELEASE FROM AUTISTIC SELF-ADVOCATES REGARDING THE COLOR THE SPECTRUM EVENT AND NEXT FOR AUTISM
Press release from autistic self-advocates regarding the Color the Spectrum event and Next for Autism.
An Open Letter to the Autistic Community Regarding Color the Spectrum
A small group of autistic advocates have an announcement regarding the color the spectrum event.
Autistic Sensory Pain and the Medical Consequences
I want to talk about the physical health of autistic people and how the gaslighting of our sensory sensitivities teaches us to ignore our pain - whether it be physical or sensory. There are many reasons why you shouldn't gaslight an autistic person's sensory sensitivities, but this is a really important one.
Seeing Myself – Why Elliot Page’s Visibility Matters
Trans/nonbinary people shouldn’t have to pick a box to make things easier on cis people. We shouldn’t have to use only the 2 binary pronouns. And we shouldn’t have to simplify our identities for the sake of cis comfort.
How Autistic People Hear the World: auditory chaos and the search for silence
I just watched the movie Sound of Metal and it is by far the most relatable experience of my hyperacusis and auditory sensitivity that I have ever seen and heard on film.