Tag: #ActuallyAutistic

AAM – Day 27 (Identity Language)

First, I will say that I support an autistic person’s right to choose if they will be identified with person-first language or identity-first language. Second, I will say that in multiple polls, an overwhelming majority […]

AAM – Day 26 (Favorite Autism Book)

The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome I am a big fan of plain language that is geared towards the audience. The […]

AAM – Day 24 (Political Issue)

Probably the biggest political issue in the autistic world is that of equal rights and accessibility. What makes this tough is that the social disability that comes along with being autistic is also an invisible […]

AAM – Day 23 (Can’t live without…)

I can’t live without my smart phone. I don’t classify it the same as smart phone addiction. Instead, it is my focus device. I watch how my autistic kid bounces from one thing to another, […]

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… […]