I don’t normally like to share things from Autism Speaks because it is a very controversial organization in the Autistic Community. People feel like the organization is focused more on finding a way to cure autism rather than accepting autistic people as just people who think differently. But this Autism Speaks post is great because … More Heart of Autism: Teacher on the Spectrum Inspires Students with Autism (Autism Speaks)
Overstimulation… my favorite part of being autistic… NOT. If people understood what I do to calm myself down and didn’t judge me for it, maybe I could be fine with it. One of my favorite things to do when I’m overstimulated is growl like a bear, meow like a cat, neigh like a horse, or bark … More What people see when I’m over-stimulated
I was interested in knowing what kinds of questions people have about Neurodiversity or what topics people wanted to learn about in the realm of Neurodiversity. Feel free to leave comments below with topics or questions that you would like Phoenix Rising to cover in our column. No ratings yet. ↓ PLEASE RATE BELOW ↓ … More What topics do you want Phoenix Rising to cover?
Boys, especially white, upper middle class boys, get diagnosed with autism at very young ages and get all the support that their parents can find. I’m a girl with autism. I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 19 years old. I went through my first semester of my first-year at Gettysburg, not knowing anything about myself … More Being a girl with autism