In Which I Come To Doubt All Health Professionals
I wanted to come back to a bit from a study I talked about before because as much as I’d love to find psychotherapeutic support from someone who already is versed not just in autism but late-diagnosed adult autism, in many ways I would love it if a therapist asked me to educate them.
Continue reading The Responsibility For ‘Up-Skilling Autism Knowledge’
Working To Determine My Future
SINCE STARTING an unplanned sabbatical from my nonprofit in the middle of January, I’ve not had a mental health day as low as any of the recent days beforehand.
Continue reading What If Even Things I Care About Break Me
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.
Continue reading Meltdowns Dispute The Social Model Of Disability
A Look Into My Autistic Brain
SOBBING BREAKDOWNS, or the narrow averting of them, aren’t just something that happens on a bad day. This is one of the things I’m not sure people understand about the autistic brain.
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Why Are Neurotypical Methods Applied To The Atypical?
OUT THIS WEEK is a new study published in Autism: The International Journal of Research & Practice, which, according to the press release, “demonstrates that there is an urgent need for tailored treatment pathways in mental health services for autistic people”. The group’s research, conducted in the United Kingdom, was “designed in partnership with autistic people, has strong implications for services, and [the] need for an autism specific mental health pathway”.
Continue reading ‘Appropriate Adapted Psychological Therapies For Autistic People’