R-word and Genius: Situationally Mute Hyperlexic Autistic

When I was a kid, school didn’t know I could read because I wouldn’t read aloud. Situational mutism I am situationally mute. For anyone that isn’t aware of what that is,Continue reading “R-word and Genius: Situationally Mute Hyperlexic Autistic”

Missed in Childhood: Nearly All Autistic and ADHD Women

Our results indicate that there may be a substantial group of patients with ASDAutistic ways of being are human neurological variants that can not be understood without the social model of disability.If youContinue reading “Missed in Childhood: Nearly All Autistic and ADHD Women”

Vendetta Music Fest (and everyone else) vs. Our Loved People: They’re Promoting and Funding Ableism in Our Name

You can’t have our neurodivergentNeurodivergent, sometimes abbreviated as ND, means having a mind that functions in ways which diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards of “normal.”NEURODIVERSITY: SOME BASIC TERMS &Continue reading “Vendetta Music Fest (and everyone else) vs. Our Loved People: They’re Promoting and Funding Ableism in Our Name”

Graph of an Autistic Heart Confronting Injustice

“Being autisticAutistic ways of being are human neurological variants that can not be understood without the social model of disability.If you are wondering whether you are Autistic, spend time amongst Autistic people, online and offline. Continue reading “Graph of an Autistic Heart Confronting Injustice”

The Benevolence of Surrender: Connected, Trusting Relationships

I’m rewatching The Benevolence of Surrender, reflecting on Swamburger’s words: Let’s make it personal. You have to know the person, and that person has to believe in you. Swamburger HereContinue reading “The Benevolence of Surrender: Connected, Trusting Relationships”

Stop, Hammer Time: It’s not Science vs Philosophy … It’s Science + Philosophy. When you measure include the measurer.

It’s not Science vs Philosophy … It’s Science + Philosophy. When you measure include the measurer. MC Hammer I would insist on the embodied nature of all vision and soContinue reading “Stop, Hammer Time: It’s not Science vs Philosophy … It’s Science + Philosophy. When you measure include the measurer.”

The Five Neurodivergent Love Languages

We love this fun tweet on the five neurodivergentNeurodivergent, sometimes abbreviated as ND, means having a mind that functions in ways which diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards of “normal.”NEURODIVERSITY:Continue reading “The Five Neurodivergent Love Languages”

Autism in Care Settings: Managing Sensory Load

Ann Memmott’s piece on “Useful New Autism Info for Care Settings” lists• Progress in human understanding has become increasingly complex and overwhelming.• Checklists help prevent serious but easily avoidable mistakes.•Continue reading “Autism in Care Settings: Managing Sensory Load”

September at Stimpunks: Our Blogging, Our Reading, Our Giving

September was busy at StimpunksStimpunk combines “stimming” + “punk” to evoke open and proud stimming, resistance to neurotypicalization, and the DIY culture of punk, disabled, and neurodivergent communities. Instead ofContinue reading “September at Stimpunks: Our Blogging, Our Reading, Our Giving”

The Neurodivergent Experience in Josephmooon’s “So Far So Good”

Our own Ronan released an album. Ronan is lyricist for Josephmooon. You can read the story of their distributed collaboration on their blog: josephmooon explained more backstory “How to writeContinue reading “The Neurodivergent Experience in Josephmooon’s “So Far So Good””