As we know, autism is a spectrum disorder. We as autistics are unique in our very own ways, each and every one of us. No one can change that, nor should we be forced to do so. We as autistics, just as neurotypical human beings should have the freedom have the individuality that we so choose as long as our safety and well-being is kept in mind.
Oftentimes, I feel as if this topic has to be an integral part of autism acceptance and awareness as if not properly managed by the autistic or it is managed with a unique coping mechanism, it can result in a perplexed perception of what an autistic person does.
Yes, almost every Aspie/Autistic want nothing else than to have a friend, right? But, what if that “friend” doesn’t have any similarities than you do or doesn’t value your input to the level that you feel they should? What if that friend makes you super anxious and causes you to go into a state of autistic burnout or shutdown so you don’t have to tackle the issue head on? Then, this is certainly no friend in any means.
Autistics have many struggles in their lives, one of them is speaking up for what is right. Because a common trait in autism is that we are socially awkward and that we oftentimes lack the knowledge and skillset of speaking up to authoritarian figures when something is wrong. This can be further complexed with anxiety, a mixed condition in autistics that enhances the incapability to speak to those we do not have familiarity with such as in a retail or fast food locale.
In gaining my skills to regroup for the next chapter in my life, I have made the decision to do a blog series on Adulting. The sixteenth installment is about my pattern of parental abuse and ending it.
In gaining my skills to regroup for the next chapter in my life, I have made the decision to do a blog series on Adulting. The twelfth installment is about properly advocating for what one needs.
In gaining my skills to regroup for the next chapter in my life, I have made the decision to do a blog series on Adulting. The eleventh installment is about instilling positive interactions with others
Note: Since my Adulting Post on Faith this week was let out, the video embedded in that post has gone viral across the American newswires. Here we are going to talk a lot about faith communities, and I understand that some in the Autism community do not believe in such, so just a heads up.
So, today is Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Liberation Day) is an unofficial American holiday and an official Texas state holiday, celebrated annually on the 19th of June in the United States to commemorate Union army general Gordon Granger announcing federal orders in the city of Galveston, Texas, on June 19, … Continue reading Why Juneteenth is Important to the Autism Community
Today is Autistic Pride Day! Autistic Pride Day, originally an Aspies for Freedom initiative, is a pride celebration for autistic people held on June 18 each year. Autistic pride recognises the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society.