Woman with shaved head sitting in a hallway office behind a glass window with her face obscured by blinds in that are in the foreground of the image.

Adult Misdiagnosis – The Default Path to an Autistic Identity

This post consists of 46 quotes from autistic people. If you can, please read them all. Please listen to autistic voices.

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Blog Update

This is mostly an update for people who follow my blog - I've been writing posts with The Aspergian for the last few weeks. I will likely still post things on here as well, depending on the topic. I'm currently working on a post regarding autistic people's misdiagnoses, which will likely take more time. I… Continue reading Blog Update

Why Autism Research Isn’t For Autistic People

In the US, you can’t be an autism researcher in most labs without accepting the pathological model of autism. You must reference old research, mostly done by white cisgender male researchers on white cisgender autistic boys. You must talk about the deficits of theory of mind and the difficulties in social communication. I’ve seen at… Continue reading Why Autism Research Isn’t For Autistic People

Transitioning to Graduate School: StairwayToStem

In case you missed it, I recently wrote a guest blog post on StairwayToStem, a website which provides resources for helping autistic students transition to college and graduate school. They kindly split up the series into 3 parts for me: Part 1: Transitioning to Grad School and Adjusting to the New Environment Part 2: Challenges… Continue reading Transitioning to Graduate School: StairwayToStem

The US book cover of The Rosie Result. "A heartwarming story of an extraordinary man learning to live in an ordinary world." - USA Today on The Rosie Project. Title: The Rosie Result, a novel. Author: Graeme Simsion. New York Times Bestselling author of The Rosie Project. Picture of cartoon adult man running after a cartoon boy with shorts and a t-shirt.

Review: The Rosie Result

The Rosie Result is the third book in a series about the autistic geneticist, Don Tillman. I really enjoyed this book. It was very refreshing to read as one can clearly spot the autistic voices that were listened to when writing this book. I read the first two books (The Rosie Project and The Rosie… Continue reading Review: The Rosie Result

White boy with blonde and green hair and freckles, with glasses on leaning on a building, looking past the camera with mouth slightly open. Wearing a purple hoodie with neon green on the inside of it. A bridge by a city is in the background of the image.

Autistic Horror Tropes – #BoycottProdigy

[discussed: ableism, cure rhetoric, abuse] (One caveat here: I know nothing about film making, and I'm not trying to say I do in this post. I'm also not trying to assume that everything I say here will be true or happen in the movie - but they did make a trailer, and that is what… Continue reading Autistic Horror Tropes – #BoycottProdigy