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O is for Outrage

by Amanda Burkhart from [introspection intensifies] Outrage [CN: filicide] When I googled “autism and outrage,” just for laughs, the immediate results were almost all of the same theme: Some celebrity said something horrible / misinformed about autism, and this caused outrage. The most popular results have our outrage mentioned like it’s merely a thing

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N is for Neurodiversity

by Dani Alexis Ryskamp from Autistic Academic. N is for Neurodiversity. Hang out long enough in any space where the word “autism” is used, and eventually you’ll also hear the word “neurodiversity.” In some spaces, “neurodiversity” is treated as a good thing; in others, it’s treated as the enemy. But why?

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M is for Misunderstandings

by Cami Renfrow. M is for Misunderstanding. That misunderstanding permeates the autistic experience is probably a surprise to no one. The thoughts conjured by the word are likely far different between readers of different neurologies, however. Autistic misunderstanding. It is true that autistics often tend to take in so much information with our entire bodies…

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L is for Labels

by Daniel Obejas from Acting NT. Not All Labels Are Created Equal [CN: Ableist slurs; functioning labels] The following article contains 238 labels. The moment you tell me that you “don’t like labels” is the moment I know you’re being dishonest. If you speak any oral, written, or signed language, you use labels constantly.

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I is for Institutionalisation (Part One)

by Mitchell Wilson from Musings of a Wandering Autistic. Part One: The Rise of the Institution. [TW: Institutionalisation, Ableism, Eugenics] On the afternoon of December 31, 1959, journalist and historian Pierre Berton unexpectedly arrived at the Ontario Hospital School in Orillia, Ontario. He was accompanying a friend who was dropping his son off…