Special Interests?

No, these are my hobbies. Let’s face it. If I’d been an NT kiddo, or if I were an NT adult, my hobbies would never have been pathologized as “special interests”. They would have been acknowledged as hobbies, and if it was something I was really into, someone, be it a …

The Problems with Functioning Labels

There are many, many, many excellent posts by other actually autistic people about the problem of functioning labels. Please note we are specifically talking about labels such as high, low, mild, severe, etc. Not the actual label of autistic. That’s a helpful one! I have linked to a lot of …

Sites that Make Phone Required

For those of you for whom using the telephone orally is stressful (all the time, or only when you’re talking to people you either don’t know well or aren’t comfortable with unless you’re in person for whatever reasons), how many times do you run across Tech Support or customer service …

April and all it’s Awful “Awareness”

It’s April, and that means it’s the month that is even harder for autistic people to be listened to by non-autistic people. This is the month where we see blue light bulbs, ribbons, and puzzle pieces all over the place, both on and offline. STOP. IT. Who isn’t aware of …