Autism and….. ‘Perfectionism’.

TW/CW: Suicide. I'm tired. Are you tired? If you're autistic you probably spend a lot of time being tired. It isn't surprising really. If you're anything like me, you likely spend a sizable proportion of your thinking time devoted to finding ways to 'measure up'. That is, 'meet the standards of personhood imposed on you … Continue reading Autism and….. ‘Perfectionism’.

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Autism in adults often accompanied by depression — Spectrum | Autism Research News

Link to the article I'm re-blogging, below. My initial thoughts are: "Yeah, no shit!". What always surprises me though, is how studies such as this generally seek to explore the manifestation of mental health issues in the context of a genetic origin. That is not to say that understanding biological factors that underpin mental health … Continue reading Autism in adults often accompanied by depression — Spectrum | Autism Research News

You Can’t Be Autistic Because. . . You Have Empathy — Neurodivergent Rebel

Re-blogging Neurodivergent Rebel's great Vlog because: Vennpete: "So much this! If anything, I have an abundance of empathy. Funnily enough, what I’ve observed from my own experience, and the experience of other autistic folk, is that one of the biggest challenges faced by the community is a lack of empathy from non-autistic folk – obviously … Continue reading You Can’t Be Autistic Because. . . You Have Empathy — Neurodivergent Rebel

We need to talk about Autistic Ableism.

When it comes to the discourse around autism and neurotypicality, it seems to me that we're exploring the notion of 'disability' in completely the wrong way. Like many, I subscribe to the social model of disability, which posits the idea that those individuals who have traits that differ from the societal 'norm' are not inherently … Continue reading We need to talk about Autistic Ableism.