We are not OK | By Kieran Rose: The Autistic Advocate August 10, 2018

By Kieran Rose, The Autistic Advocate and Co-Founder of The Autistic Cooperative. August 10, 2018 [Trigger warning for suicide, self harm, suicidal idealisation, depression] Society beats into me how I should be raising my son, but I don’t think my way is wrong just because it’s different. Still that pressure to seem normal is overwhelming. …

Christiana Koch advocates for people with disabilities – Daily 49er

At age 8, Christiana Koch was diagnosed with autism, but she felt different from her peers before then. She didn’t understand why the classmates avoided her, and felt being homeschooled already made her strange enough. “I was the weird one among the weird ones,” Koch said. “That says something.”              …

Opportunity but Not Pressure – Ryan Boren

I updated “Interaction Badges: Opportunity but Not Pressure” with a longer selection from “NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity”. In 1995, an organization for parents of “high-functioning” children asked Sinclair to organize a series of presentations at an upcoming conference. He opened up the process to the members of ANI-L, who …