I went to a group today…

I went to an autistic group today...   I went to an autistic group today, people told me I'd fit right in. They told me I'd be accepted, my needs wouldn't be ignored. I went to an autistic group today, I should have just stayed at home.   I went to an autistic group today,…

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The ‘magical’ world of autism and the hypocrisy of referring to ‘god-like’ powers

Another study came out referencing the 'magical world theory' of autism and some members of the autistic community expressed their frustration at the othering connotations of using terms like 'magical world'. I find these kinds of things equally annoying - by positioning reactions or responses of autistic people as part of some 'magical world', it's…

TL;DR – Gender and Age Differences in the Core Triad of Impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Reference: Van Wijngaarden-Cremers, P., van Eeten, E., Groen, W., Van Deurzen, P., Oosterling, I. and Van der Gaag, R. (2013). Gender and Age Differences in the Core Triad of Impairments in Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(3), pp.627-635.   What? A meta-analysis of studies into the…

Double standards confuse me…

I came across a post a while back that I was reminded of earlier today, that discussed various different trackers or alarms to alert people when people with autism or alzheimer's or general dementia were at risk of wandering. The post itself was not what interested me the most - rather the comments in response…

Where are all these resources?

I've seen comments online a few times that basically say the same thing "There are loads of resources for low-functioning autistics/autistics with intellectual disabilities and nothing for the rest of us". That's usually then qualified by them not liking functioning labels and so on but you get the general idea. What I want to know…

Lack of empirical evidence

There are some places online within the autism community where it would appear that if you don't follow that particular group's hive mind towards certain methods like Rapid Prompting Method - you might as well just not go there. For those who don't know, Rapid Prompting Method is a method of communication devised by Soma…

Positive Stereotypes

There seems to be a slight shift recently in the types of news stories involving autistic people. Granted there are still a significant number that focus on everything negative associated with autism, but there's a different type of article beginning to make an appearance. The stereotype of autism and STEM. This upsurge could perhaps be…