Part 2 of my "What Is Autism?" Series Content Warning: Descriptions of the unfortunate opinions I used to have on autistic people while I was in denial about my autism status. I'm not proud of these opinions now but nevertheless this is what I thought at the time. I got my autism diagnoses in 2010, … Continue reading What I Thought Autism Was (And It’s Part of The Reason I Went Into Denial.)
Introduction So this is the first post in a series of posts I am writing, called “What is Autism?”. It could be four posts, ten posts, or I may contribute to this series for years to come, it’s not clear at this point. I’m hoping to do at minimum one of these posts a month, … Continue reading What Is Autism?
So this is a follow up blogpost to my previous post “What If An Autistic Person Wants A Cure." https://autismneurodiversity.wordpress.com/2022/07/30/what-if-an-autistic-person-wants-a-cure/ In it I talked about how for some autistic people, they may feel that their autism causes only disadvantages, and no advantages, so they may wish that there was a way for them to not … Continue reading If My Autism Was All Cons and No Pros I Still Wouldn’t Want a Cure
Content Warning: Ableism, Abortion, Eugenics, Bigotry, Bigotry Against Autistic People. This is probably the heaviest post I ever wrote in terms of subject matter, so if that's not for you it might be an idea to give this one a miss. I’ve talked before about how when most autistic people are asked, most do not … Continue reading What If An Autistic Person Wants A Cure?
Oh hello, would you like to have a three to four hour conversation about organs? Did you know that Laurens Hammond wasn’t even a musician and wasn’t in favour of combining the organ he invented with the iconic Leslie Speaker? What’s that, you’re busy? Oh that’s fine, we will continue this four hour discussion tomorrow, … Continue reading Autistic Special Interests And Why I Won’t Shut Up About Organs
Hello, today I think it is about time I talked about a terrible condition that is affecting a large percentage of the population. This condition is called Autism Expertise Disorder. I can’t abbreviate it to A.E.D because that is already automated external defibrillator, so, let me just check, could I use the P in expertise, … Continue reading Autism Expertise Disorder, A Terrible Affliction That is Stalking Our Lands
Originally posted to my Facebook page on April 4th, 2022 If I was to suddenly be “cured” of my autism, most if not all of the things that make me who I am would be gone. My personality, my interests, my sense of humour, my goals in life, where else can these come from but … Continue reading Most Autistic People Do Not Want Or Need A Cure
Content Warning: Covid-19, Health Anxiety, Reliving Bad Memories I remember the last day of Secondary School when I was required to wear a uniform (the remaining day being a no uniform day). As I was walking home from my last day of having to wear it, I took off my school tie and threw it … Continue reading Ripping Up My School Jumper, And What The Devil Has This Got to Do With Covid?
Many people will tell you that the lives of autistic people are simply unparalleled tragedy, and they should know, the people who say this are not autistic themselves, and therefore know better than autistic people! But I am here to tell you that these people who don’t speak for autistic people are right. My life … Continue reading The Tragedy of Autism
Picked Up This Book At The Concert, It Details the History of the Close To the Edge Album, a Nice Souvenir I am beyond overjoyed to say I got to see Yes perform in the Opera House yesterday. I am a massive prog rock fan, and to see one of the giants of the genre … Continue reading Yes Coming to Play in Cork Was A Dream Come True