Category: Autism Acceptance

AAM – Day 22 (Dispel a myth)

Empathy. AUTISTIC PEOPLE HAVE EMPATHY! We have emotions. We can empathize with others’ emotions. The lack of “emotional quotient” (EQ) from autistic people is just another myth propelled by an inventory designed for non-autistic people. […]

AAM – Day 20 (Communication)

Communication is the most slippery of topics in the autistic space. That is because we clearly would communicate differently if we could. So instead of our own communication, we end up needing to emulate the […]

AAM – Day 19 (I hate it when…)

I hate it when people “listen” to me but don’t actually listen to me. While growing up, it would be a common occurrence in my house to be in a “discussion” of sorts with my […]

AAM – Day 18 (Someday…)

It’s easy to say someday… Someday, I will be rich. Someday, I will have my debts paid off. Someday, I will have the job I always wanted. Someday, I will have that amazing car. Someday… […]

AAM – Day 17 (Accommodations)

No one wants to accommodate you. They want you to accommodate to them. The ones that will actually accommodate you are the unicorns that think like forward thinking leaders such as Sir Richard Branson. Treat […]

AAM – Day 16 (Work/School)

Last time I went through being in school, the entire graduate program was 70% working in a group that you stayed with the entire program. That helped so much. They are the reason I finished, […]

AAM – Day 15 (Everyone should know…)

The Queen of Soul got this one right. What should everyone know? R-E-S-P-E-C-T! As an autistic person, I just want to have the same respect shown as anyone else. I just want to be included […]

AAM – Day 14 (Routine)

What a post to be catching up on from the weekend… ROUTINE! Everyone has routines. Everyone’s routines get disturbed. To an autistic person, there is more stress in the unknown than for others, so a […]