Un-Boxed Brain

You think what?

[CN: Mourning for disabled children; murder mention] Three years ago, I sat in a psychologist’s office and the words she said still repeat in my head at times: “I think you need to mourn your son.” There I was spluttering out “you think what?” and all the while I was wondering whether I was stuck …

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The Word: Neurotypical

I have seen a lot of misconceptions about what the word neurotypical (NT) means. So, I thought I would take some time to explain what NT means by giving examples of what it doesn’t mean. The first misconception is that neurotypical means not autistic. Nick Walker addresses this misconception: “Neurotypical is the opposite of neurodivergent, not …

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At the intersection of gender and autism (for me!)

I’ve had this post saved in drafts for about two months now. I’ve been hesitant to publish it because I don’t want to do a disservice to anyone, but two things happened within a short time span and it’s time to hit the publish button with a few disclaimers. Firstly, the stuff that happened… Last …

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