For many parents, the autism advocacy journey often begins upon learning of their child’s autism diagnosis. After figuring out what is best for their child, one of the first thoughts is how to make the world a better place for others on the spectrum. In a way, autism parents are often the first and most
Articles that focus on standing up for people with autism; includes individuals, groups, non-profits, fundraisers, etc. who actively fight for and support spreading awareness and creating an understanding. Includes legal fights supporting people on the spectrum.
As you scroll through your social media, your algorithm is filled with autism advice and stories other parents and experts share. A couple of autism memes pop up, and you’re stuck in a dilemma: should you find them funny just because they’re relatable? These pictures highlighting a particular topic can be funny and offensive to
During a long-time friend and co-worker conversation, I described my son, Joey, as “neurodivergent.” That led to an interesting discussion about neurotypical vs neurodivergent regarding terms used to describe people with autism spectrum disorders. She asked about these terms, what they mean, and what it means to identify as a neurotypical person or neurodivergent. Her
Television characters with autism have come a long way over the years. When I was a kid, there was very little representation of children on the autism spectrum. Most autistic characters were resented as savants who could do almost anything. While there is a broader representation today with more autistic traits being shown, the entertainment
We hear it on television, in magazines, and on the radio… Everywhere people are talking about celebrating neurodiversity. But what does it mean, and are there stereotypes or misconceptions associated with it? After all, the term was only coined in 1998 by sociologist Judy Singer, and it can refer to a diverse range of conditions,
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