Tag: autistic adults

What Autistic Advocacy Really Means

What Autistic Advocacy Really Means

What I want to talk about is the lasting effects that occur when autistic people are used as a commodity, a political football, a theoretical argument, as exploitation, when autistic people have to witness the dehumanization and legal torture of autistic people.

Autistic Sensory Pain and the Medical Consequences

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.

How Autistic People Hear the World: auditory chaos and the search for silence

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.

Neurotypicals: Listen to Our Words, Not Our Tone

Neurotypicals: Listen to Our Words, Not Our Tone

There are a few assumptions neurotypical people have when it comes to tone of voice when anyone talks. I'll clarify them here.

Talking Yourself Up in a Neurotypical World

Talking Yourself Up in a Neurotypical World

The difficulty of this task has real consequences for autistic people and contributes to our high unemployment rate, including autistic people with high educational backgrounds. We often undersell ourselves, but only because many neurotypical people have no problem embellishing their traits.

Dear Autistic Kid, on school and isolation

Dear Autistic Kid, on school and isolation

I want to let you know that autistic adults are here. Autistic adults exist. Most of us have had tough experiences in elementary school and junior high school. Personally, I felt rather isolated growing up in school.