Autism is a healthy variation of the human experience, and if autists must learn about the social norms/codes of neurotypicals in order to navigate and participate in society, then neurotypicals would benefit from learning about autists: our love for truth and routines; our honesty and directness; our hyper-logical, highly-intelligent minds; and our special interests, about which we carry encyclopedic knowledge. Autists are not tragedies, nor are we defective. We are commonly-brilliant, neurodivergent people who view and experience the world autistically, honestly and in details, and who live autistic lifestyles. We’re real.
Scarlett's Obstacles – Them Aspergers
SquarePeg is Amy Richards‘ “resource to help other autistic women find a sense of community, navigate diagnosis, find their true selves again afterwards, and imagine and create lives which fit around their autism, rather than being at odds with it. Lives in which we can be our true selves, without having to fit ourselves into boxes shaped by society’s expectations.”
Learn from Autistics publishes resources that teach “neurodiversity and environmental accommodations based on autistic input…we believe that autistic input should not be merely sought out as an afterthought or addition to NT advocacy efforts, but rather, that autistic expertise is essential and fundamental to understanding autism. Our website offers a variety of practical parenting and teaching resources with an emphasis on respecting the voice and dignity of the autistic person.“