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Why Dont Autistics Want a Cure for Autism ActuallyAutistic

Why Dont Autistics Want a Cure for Autism ActuallyAutistic


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Protest of Autism Speaks National Policy Summit at George Washington University on November 13, 2013. From left to right: Farrah H., Patricia Chandler, ...

The costs of camouflaging autism

Autism doesn't have to be viewed as a disability or disorder

Why 'The Good Doctor' Is Bad Medicine for Autism (Guest Column)

The children who leave autism behind

Nicole Xu / Spectrum

Why the Tech Industry Needs More Autism

Autistic people are not tragedies. My life has value and joy

The controversy over autism's most common therapy

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I have High Functioning Autism - but I?m certainly not ?high functioning?

Jonathan Mitchell

People with milder forms of autism struggle as adults

High functioning idealism is of no benefit to disturbed autistic children

The Daily Beast

Autistic people aren't really accepted – and it's impacting their mental health

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Frontiers | Whose Expertise Is It? Evidence for Autistic Adults as Critical Autism Experts | Psychology

John Elder Robison

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It all made sense when we found out we were autistic

Vivian Ly of Canadian Autistics United would like to see more support for people with autism to live full, authentic lives. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

What It's Like to 'Wake Up' From Autism After Magnetic Stimulation

It's no surprise that people with autism have a low life expectancy. Our needs as adults are being ignored | The Independent

And yes, I'm upset they didn't include an autistic actor and yes, I think it's wrong autistics ...

I am an Autistic Ally, are you?


My Autistic Opinion: Atypical is a Stereotypical Representation of Autism | HuffPost

Gillan Drew with his daughter, Izzie. Drew and his wife both have autism.Ben Mostyn / Spectrum

I have autism. Watching television helped me more than therapy.


Natalie Matthews-Ramo.

The autistic brain is not particularly good at understanding irony, and yet most people I've met on the autism spectrum have, over time, developed a pretty ...

10 Ways My House Looks Different From Yours

New research sheds light on why suicide is more common in autistic people

A miracle treatment for children with autism? Pot might be

Psychology Today

I stopped calling autistic people 'high-functioning' because of my son. Here's why. - The Washington Post

Anti-vaxxers shouldn't use my autism to justify their bad choices

“I'm proud to be autistic.”

Damian Milton, autism, double empathy, theory of mind,

5 Important Exercises for Kids with Autism

Lydia Brown (C'15), who has been diagnosed as autistic, is the author of the blog "Autistic Hoya" and strongly advocates for other autistics in a number of ...

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From the archives: What it feels like to be autistic

The questionable ethics of treating autistic children with robots


College students with autism have low graduation rate

Leandro Castelao

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Cool It With the 'Autism Awareness' T-Shirts

The lost girls

The basic human rights of autistic people are not being met, Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, a world expert on autism, told the United Nations in New York ...

Autism is not very well known on the continent, and acceptance is even lower

8 Things I Want Parents of Newly Diagnosed Autistic Kids To Know

"Autism isn't a condition that we need to cure": An interview with Dr. Whitney Ellenby

I'm autistic. I just turned 36 — the average age when people like me die.

Autistic Superpowers

I'm autistic – don't let anti-vaxxers bring back the culture of fear

People with autism don't lack emotions but often have difficulty identifying them

11 things never to say to parents of a child with autism (and 11 you should)

What can we do – and what shouldn't we do – to encourage this important social skill?”

The Truth About Autism: Scientists Reconsider What They Think They Know

105 Favorite Quotes About Autism and Aspergers

Autism and Autistic Disorders

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Mom: People don't want to hear the 'ugly details' of our struggle to raise and educate our autistic son. Here's the truth anyway.

'Outlandish therapies' exploit families of autistic children

Our new research* suggests that autistic people are among the most isolated and lonely in the UK. We compared the results of our new survey of almost 900 ...

Julia Yellow / Spectrum

Encouraging autistic kids' obsessive habits can help them later in life

Alexander Brown was diagnosed with autism at 18 months.


... 'one organisation' and the 'solving or cure' metaphor I tend to view it as a sign of 'beware' & 'danger' #ActuallyAutisticpic.twitter.com/6UWp0ARpfj

Does my child have sensory processing disorder?

“Some people on the spectrum may not want a cure and may choose to advocate for themselves. Others who live with the serious medical conditions and other ...

Light Sensitivity and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Promotions specialist with Autistics Against Curing Autism Timotheus Gordon Jr. April 8.

What exactly is a 'meltdown'?

Read This If You Don't Know How to Talk to Someone Who Has Autism

It's called the Autism Spectrum because autism actually covers a wide scope of complex disorders in brain development. Included are Asperger's Syndrome, ...

Wide awake: Why children with autism struggle with sleep

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'I'm scared of my own autistic child'

Psychology Today

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