This is a repost from Aiden Tsen's personal website from Tuesday 31st August 2021. If you enjoy their work, please consider supporting them directly by following their website! Introduction Spectrum 10K starts today. AKA: that new autism study by that Cambridge professor who the Autistic community already didn't love (understatement) due to his incorrect and … Continue reading Do I really have to talk about Spectrum 10K?
This is a repost from Aiden's personal website on an argument against the savant/genius autism stereotype. If you enjoy it, please consider supporting them directly by following their own website! I wrote a post about why I don't like the term 'Asperger syndrome'. Following that, a friend suggested that a possible reason I've achieved everything … Continue reading “You might be a savant.” “No, I reject that.”
This is a repost from Aiden's personal website. If you enjoy reading it, please do consider supporting them directly by following their own website! Trigger warning: mention of suicidal thoughts, perceived threat of being murdered Blessing I was 13 when I got my diagnosis of autism. Suddenly, I could access services at school and elsewhere. … Continue reading The dual blessing and curse of diagnosis
This is a near-duplicate post from Aiden's own website about one of their favourite works, 'Visual Snow'. It was originally a poem, and then became a drawing and even an animation. This post is made to accompany the fact that I was the Featured Artist for Issue 7 of The Oxford Blue's The Blueprint with … Continue reading Poem, Art and Essay: ‘Visual Snow’
Aiden Tsen, the new member of the Autistic Village team, introduces themselves and their work!