The dual blessing and curse of diagnosis

The quote "His condition indeed is consistent with a diagnosis of Atypical Autism" atop a yin-yang background

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

Spectrum Gaming: Our Story

One interesting thing about Spectrum Gaming, is that it was never supposed to become as big as it did. But I think its rapid growth shows how essential it is that autistic young people can have spaces where they can be themselves and connect with others who understand them.We have worked together with young people and parents to make a short film (19 minutes) about autism and our journey so far. We hope you enjoy it.

Still unusual: A reflection on adulthood as an unidentified Autistic

By Gabi Compton CW: bullying, trauma, ABA  Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay The story begins in June 2015. I’m in America, meeting the founder of a comedy fundraiser which I’m hoping to bring to Britain. In the founder’s back garden, I have a Damascene moment where I recognise my lifelong divergence from social codes, cues, norms, niceties, … Continue reading Still unusual: A reflection on adulthood as an unidentified Autistic

Awareness, Performativeness and Irony in the Autism Narrative

By The Autistic Advocate I’ve just finished reading John Harris’ article in The Guardian framed around the theatrical version of ‘The reason I jump‘, Naoki Higashida’s famous book about his Autistic experience. You can find the article on The Guardian, entitled “Enough ‘autism awareness’. The necessity now is action.” and I do recommend you read … Continue reading Awareness, Performativeness and Irony in the Autism Narrative