Autism is a healthy variation of the human condition. 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.
Autism is a healthy variation of the human condition, and if autists must learn about the social norms/codes of neurotypicals in order to navigate and participate in society, neurotypicals would benefit from learning about autists: our love for truth and routines; our tenacity, our honesty and directness, our logical, 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.
On this page I’m collecting various resources about the autistic experience, including my interview with Learn From Autistics. I hope this page is helpful!
Further Reading and Resources
Learn from Autistics
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.”
Squarepeg is late-diagnosed autist Amy Richards’ podcast and blog. It’s a resource created to “help other autistic women find a sense of community, navigate diagnosis, find our true selves again afterwards, and imagine and create lives which fit around our 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.”