Sorry, Hannah Gadsby, But It Fucking Well Is The Autism

Exploding The Other Myth Of Being Autistic

#ACTUALLYAUTISTIC FOLKS on Twitter love to “explode myths” about autism, and they’re pretty good at it. They explode myths about communication, about empathy, about romance. If there’s a myth out there about autistic people, it’s regularly and routinely exploded.

There’s one myth, though, that they rarely seem interested in exploding, because I guess doing so wouldn’t fit the preferred narrative.

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Meltdowns Dispute The Social Model Of Disability

My Autism Cannot Be Defined Solely As Some Sort Of Norms Mismatch

A MAJOR THREAD of autism advocacy is the social model of disability. There do seem to be many aspects of being autistic that are limiting not because of any inherent flaw, per se, but because of a mismatch between the wiring of an autistic brain and the social and cultural structures of the society in which that brain operates.

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