Against The Autism Parent Feedback Loop of Woe | THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM

Kerima Cevik http://theautismwars.blogspot.com "Please try to remember that what they believe, as well as what they do and cause you to endure does not testify to your inferiority but to their inhumanity." -James Baldwin The Fire Next Time Photo © Kerima Cevik, posted with subject's permission [Image: The author's biracial nonverbal autistic son, at about … Continue reading Against The Autism Parent Feedback Loop of Woe | THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM

When Autistic People Have Epilepsy | THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM

Photo © Ivo Dimitrov | Flickr / Creative Commons [image: Illustration of a human brain, in profile, made of colorful cogs in various sizes and shapes.] Maxfield Sparrow unstrangemind.com [Content note: This post discusses suicidality, mental health, and death.] In the early 1990s, I was engaged to a man with epilepsy. Source: When Autistic People … Continue reading When Autistic People Have Epilepsy | THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM

“The gloves, the mask, it’s a whole production.” — The Unabashed Autist

I had an interesting conversation with M, recently. He wanted to understand why I was disappointed when a stranger figured out I’m autistic after dining with us. He suggested I may be ashamed of being autistic. I thought about it and attempted to explain the concept of masking. It’s not about shame; it’s pragmatism. The… Source: “The … Continue reading “The gloves, the mask, it’s a whole production.” — The Unabashed Autist