Autistic on Wheels: Resource: key articles on identity-first language

  I've been meaning to write this for a while. Following a conversation just now (in a cat group on Facebook, of all places!) I thought it was about time I pulled together a comprehensive list of articles by autistic people about why identity-first language is overwhelmingly favoured by us (and person-first overwhelmingly - and …

Archived | Autistic woman’s warning over the potential dangers of blue pumpkins – Devon Live | Circa October 2019

Another Halloween has been and gone, but did you spot anybody trick or treating with a blue pumpkin? Posts positively promoting the blue pumpkin-shaped buckets have gone viral- with the suggestion that it's an easy and helpful way to identify that a trick or treater is austistic. Source: Autistic woman's warning over the potential dangers …

Archived | Autistic on Wheels: Resource: blue pumpkins for Halloween | October 2019 #ActuallyAutistic #AutisticHistory

So, last year (2018) a few of us in the autistic community encountered the following image claiming that carrying a blue pumpkin for trick-or-treating signified that the person was autistic: It was not, in fact, anything like the trend or convention it is made out to be. It was ONE SINGULAR Martyr Parent. The shop …