Autistic Acceptance Month Day 27: Identity Labels

There are no real “correct” answers to what an autistic person calls themselves or how they refer to their own autism. There are some phrases that may get a person in more or less trouble in certain situations; there are some phrases that are more or less popular inside and outside of the autistic community… Continue reading Autistic Acceptance Month Day 27: Identity Labels

Autistic Acceptance Month Day 26: Favorite Autism Books

I’ve probably mentioned most of these books throughout the course of this month…but it’s nice to have them all in one place. 🙂 [Content Warning: several of these books include the term “Asperger’s” in their title.] Reference: –The Guide To Good Mental Health On The Autism Spectrum by Jeanette Purkins, Dr. Emma Goodall, and Dr. Jane… Continue reading Autistic Acceptance Month Day 26: Favorite Autism Books

Autistic Acceptance Month Day 25: Symbols

The Puzzle Piece(s):  https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Autism_Awareness_Ribbon.png  [Image description: An awareness ribbon made up of many small pupiecesiezes. The puzzle pieces are red, yellow, dark-blue, and light-blue. The colors are scattered throughout the ribbon.] Pros: *Is very well known and easily recognizable. *Has a lot of potential for variations in color scheme and design. *Puzzles are reminiscent of… Continue reading Autistic Acceptance Month Day 25: Symbols

Autistic Acceptance Month Day 24: Eugenics: Past, Present, And (Hopefully Not) Future

Content warning for all the things: Murder, Filicide, Nazism, Hans Asperger, Pre-Natal Screening, Abortion, Sterilization, Ableism, Abuse, Functioning Labels This is going to be a dark one.   If you’ve been on social media recently, you might have encountered someone posting or sharing a post about a doctor Hans Asperger. This is the individual after… Continue reading Autistic Acceptance Month Day 24: Eugenics: Past, Present, And (Hopefully Not) Future

Autistic Acceptance Month Day 23: Can’t Live Without…

There are the things that I literally cannot continue to be alive without — an adequate supply of food with the appropriate amount of nutrients, an adequate amount of sleep, the right mixture of atmospheric components to breathe, protection from extreme elements / the ability to keep my body temperature within a survivable range, protection… Continue reading Autistic Acceptance Month Day 23: Can’t Live Without…

Autistic Acceptance Month Day 22: Dispelling Myths

Myth: “Autistic people don’t have emotions.” Facts: The existence of this myth outright confuses me — doesn’t the mainstream public perception of autism involve meltdowns? And do you know what a person is feeling when they are having a meltdown? Emotions, and generally very strong ones at that! Autistic people definitely feel emotions. How those… Continue reading Autistic Acceptance Month Day 22: Dispelling Myths

Autistic Acceptance Day 21: It Frustrating Or Overwhelming Me Doesn’t Necessarily Mean I Don’t Want To Do It

Let me make it clear here that this post is extremely specific to myself: I don’t know what extent other autistic people can relate, but I suggest not taking the title of this post to be true for any other autistic person until you find out for a fact. Nobody likes to be frustrated, sure.… Continue reading Autistic Acceptance Day 21: It Frustrating Or Overwhelming Me Doesn’t Necessarily Mean I Don’t Want To Do It