On the destructive nature of humanity

As Autistic people, we are uniquely wired to find the truest forms of beauty in the world. Our eyes can catch every detail of the rainbow in the mist ofContinue reading “On the destructive nature of humanity”

An open letter to parents of Autistic children regarding Spectrum 10k

Spectrum 10k, what is it? Spectrum 10k is the latest research project to be announced by the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. It is a collaborative effortContinue reading “An open letter to parents of Autistic children regarding Spectrum 10k”

Collective joint statement from Autistic people on Spectrum 10k

To read the full statement (with images) and sign, please click here. Joint statement from Autistic community members, academics, representatives of advocacy organisations, and allies about grave concerns regarding theContinue reading “Collective joint statement from Autistic people on Spectrum 10k”

Apparently Autism needs preventing?

The world is not okay. We are not okay. Autistic people are not okay, S10k has served as a stark reminder that we are treated as a burden upon notContinue reading “Apparently Autism needs preventing?”

Untitled poetry regarding S10k

Written anonymously by a friend On the 24th august an announcement was madeAlarm bells rang as a friend was disdained On mainstream media on a pedastoolResearch was announced treating usContinue reading “Untitled poetry regarding S10k”

Dystopia: A story of “Autism Research”

Since autism first entered the zeitgeist, and probably before, research into it has focused largely on what causes it. The reason for this is clear to pretty much the entireContinue reading “Dystopia: A story of “Autism Research””

Autism, disability, accommodations, and the status quo

Let me start this piece with a massive shout out to Lyric Holmans (Neurodivergent Rebel). Their recent livestream with Aucademy provided a huge deal of inspiration for me to writeContinue reading “Autism, disability, accommodations, and the status quo”

How can substance use services be more accessible to Autistic clients?

I have written before about the barriers to accessing substance use services when you are both autistic, and an addict; today I’m going to approach from a different angle. InContinue reading “How can substance use services be more accessible to Autistic clients?”

Accepting Autistics and other radical notions

It’s April, so you know it’s about to get real bloody frustrating trying to be heard over the like of Autism Speaks and other problematic groups claiming to represent “peopleContinue reading “Accepting Autistics and other radical notions”

Autistic representations in the media: The wider conversation

If Sia’s film did any good for the autistic community, it opened up a wider conversation about how autistic people are represented and portrayed in popular media. There are veryContinue reading “Autistic representations in the media: The wider conversation”