French Translation: L’autisme est-il un handicap ou use différence? So many ideas in the larger autism community often become a debate. As an autistic this black-or-white, choose-your-side sort of thinking is very neurologically friendly to me. I like clear choices. But I also believe we are often unwittingly duped into believing we need to choose a … Continue reading Is Autism a Disability or a Difference?
Originally written in English: Is Autism a Disability or a Difference? Dans la grande communauté de l’autisme, de nombreuses idées font l’objet de débats polarisés. Comme je suis autiste, ce genre de choix en noir et blanc, où on doit prendre une position bien définie, convient à ma neurologie : je préfère les questions bien … Continue reading L’autisme est-il un handicap ou une différence?
The title of this blog is the title of my newest book that is now printed and those who have preordered have started receiving their copies. In a matter of days, all who have ordered should have the book in their hands! This is the most substantial book I have written to date and it is … Continue reading Autistically Thriving: Reading Comprehension, Conversational Engagement, and Living a Self-Determined Life Based on Autistic Neurology
Accommodations are something provided by law to people with disabilities. It is easy for people to understand physical accommodations such as wheelchairs and curb cuts. It is much more difficult for people to understand accommodations when it involves sensory and processing differences such as those common to autistic people. Because an autism diagnosis is one … Continue reading The Changing Implementation of Accommodations
I am an autistic woman who has lived both in poverty and as a middle-income person during my adult life. I am noticing how self-advocacy is typically geared toward middle-income status. This could be problematic since many autistic adults live in poverty. Based upon my experience I have come to realize that middle class self-advocacy … Continue reading Autism, Transition Programs and the Impact of Poverty on Self-Advocacy