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V is for Vigilance

by The Caffeinated Autistic V is for Vigilance There are many things that being autistic have provided me. Attention to the small details, seeing the world in a different light, experiencing the world in new ways, problem solving and having the neurotypical people in my life completely confounded as to how in the world I came up …

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U is for Understanding

by Cat Walker from A is for Autiste With understanding comes responsibility. Not broken. Not bad. Not wrong. Autistic. Spending my whole life thinking I was broken, bad and wrong have certainly taken a toll. I sought out a formal diagnosis because I was conditioned to believe that people in positions of authority knew better …

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T is for Therapy

by Briannon Lee Dear Therapist, It’s time to let go. Let go of your big manual of mental disorders. We can’t be defined by the way you observe our bodies and minds at work and rest.  We will not be limited by your reports damning us to disorder, even when you couch those words in …

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S is for Stigma

by Nora Ruth from A Heart Made Fullmetal S is for Stigma Autism is kind of like my own personal Instagram filter. I view the world through a different lens. I don’t see things like anyone else does. It changes the way I process information. It means the world sometimes looks fuzzy while under any …

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R is for Respect

by Tuttleturtle from Turtle is a Verb R is for Respect Because I demand respect. Demanding that I will be recognized, neurodivergences and all.Deciding that I will be valued. All of me, not only the parts that look the way others want or expect.Defining myself, rather than living a life others push upon me.Declaring that …

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