Taking Shape – AIM for the Rainbow

On Saturday I (Alex) was at the Neurodivergent Labour launch in London with dear friend and AIM CEO Emma Dalmayne, and had the great pleasure to meet up with fab Erin (@queerlyautistic). We talked … Source: Taking Shape – AIM for the Rainbow

The Cult of Hillsong Church: Ellen Page Questions, Chris Pratt Denies – Popdust

If you haven't heard of Hillsong Church, it's one of the most publicized places of worship for celebrities, second to Scientology and the MET gala, of course. Hillsong has drawn the likes of Selena Gomez, Hailee Steinfeld, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Hailey and Justin Bieber. Source: The Cult of Hillsong Church: Ellen Page Questions, …

THINKING PERSON’S GUIDE TO AUTISM: The Meaning of Self-Advocacy

Mel Baggs withasmoothroundstone.tumblr.com Too often people define self-advocacy in narrow terms. They define it in terms of formal groups like People First or Autism Network International. They define it in terms of the ability to use standard language in a specific set of ways. They define it in terms of a specific method of going through the legal …

Helping Prepare Autistic Girls for Their Periods ⋆ Your Autism Toolbox

When it comes to menstruation and autism, there are some additional challenges that families might face. Issues such as which pads are sensory friendly? How do we discuss social rules and routines? And what in the world do we do if our child reaches puberty before they are developmentally able to process it? Source: Helping …