When The Helpers Don’t Believe You

Self-Advocacy In The Face Of Doubt

TODAY WAS NOT A GOOD DAY. Today was the third time in a little less than a year that someone I’d turned to for help waved dismissively at some past or present part of my diagnostic story.

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Does Social And Performance Distress Make Us Seem Unfeeling?

Thoughts On Autism, Empathy, And Distance

I’VE BEEN THINKING a bit lately about that whole thing where autistic people are said to be lacking in empathy. It’s not something I’ve spent much time on, but there’s a fair amount of pushback against this idea from actually-autistic people. I’ve pushed back against it myself.

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