Today is Autistic Pride Day!

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.

Book Review: Officer Clemmons: A Memouir

If you are a follower of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, then you will certainly know the character Officer Clemmons. This character was played on the show by now Dr. Francois S. Clemmons from the show's start in 1968 until 1993. The book is very detailed and thorough about his many rainbows of life

Book Review: The Hidden Reality of Autism

Yet another good Autism read. This one I found out from a Page creator from across the pond, Marcus Mitchell. Marcus struggled through many years being undiagnosed before becoming vehemently aggressive to the point the police had to become involved to the point he spent the night in the local police station before having his … Continue reading Book Review: The Hidden Reality of Autism

Autism Being Stigmatized

With it being Mental Health Awareness Month nationally,  my day program for their weekly newsletter we were asked to give our opinion on the changes of stigma. While it has good and bad points, the autism community has its points also.

Portrayal, Have we got to what dating in autism REALLY is?

Note, this article contains a spoiler from this weeks episode of The Good Doctor. While I have made commentary about media portrayals in the past, I felt this was necessary because of the relationship factors autistic people face.

When autistic people commit sexual crimes

For years, Nick Dubin couldn’t bring himself to say the word ‘gay,’ but part of him wondered: Was he gay? Dubin has autism. And growing up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, he had been mercilessly taunted by his peers, some of whom had called him gay simply because he was different. But what if … Continue reading When autistic people commit sexual crimes

Adolescents with autism need access to better sex education

Listen to this story:https://webplayer.spokenlayer.net/0.1/webplayer.js Intimacy is part of being human. There are well-documented benefits to positive relationships, from emotional security to good mental health1. Those who want relationships and can’t develop them face low self-esteem, depression, loneliness and isolation from the wider society2.For adolescents, learning how to navigate sex and sexuality can be a minefield. How … Continue reading Adolescents with autism need access to better sex education

Sex and other foreign words

Much of what Stephen Shore knows about romance he learned in the self-help aisle of a bookstore near the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts. In college, Shore, who has autism, began to wonder if women spoke a language he didn’t understand. Maybe that would explain the perplexing behavior of a former massage student … Continue reading Sex and other foreign words

A 2020 Resolution to Unmask and Live Unapologetically and Authentically » The Aspergian

Wendy Katz has an inspiring, empowering, beautiful resolution mighty enough to last for a decade of work and revolutionary in its simplicity.Read More → Source: A 2020 Resolution to Unmask and Live Unapologetically and Authentically » The Aspergian