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The Autistic Experience of Sensory Overwhelm, Meltdowns, and Shutdowns » The Aspergian

An autistic exploration and breakdown of how sensory overload, meltdowns, and shutdowns feel in the moment and after the fact. Read More → Source: The Autistic Experience of Sensory Overwhelm, Meltdowns, and Shutdowns » The Aspergian

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The View from Here – On Stimming » The Aspergian

Ashna and William, no speaking autistic teens, discuss their thoughts on stimming. If everyone stomach, why is it only called stimming when autistic people do it? Read More → Source: The View from Here – On Stimming » The Aspergian

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Supporting Greta Is Great, But It’s Not Enough » The Aspergian

What makes Greta Thunberg so different from most autistic people has nothing to do with Greta but is related to how she is received by non-autistic people. Read More → Source: Supporting Greta Is Great, But It’s Not Enough » The Aspergian

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Poetry: Sometimes Words Hurt » The Aspergian

Why can’t you just be normal? No one likes you. You make me uncomfortable. You’re just too weird for me. You’re just not romantic. Maybe if you change people will like you more. You are just selfish. Why are you so angry? …   Read More → Source: Poetry: Sometimes Words Hurt » The Aspergian

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Who Was Max Benson?  An Interview with His Mother, Stacia #ShineOnMax | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, people around the world lit candles in honor and remembrance of Max Benson. The local vigil was powerful, but worldwide, the hashtag #ShineOnMax became a unifying and … Source: Who Was Max Benson?  An Interview with His Mother, Stacia #ShineOnMax | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices

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Why We Need to Start Treating “Autistic” As Another Language Instead of a Condition | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices

If we start thinking of “autistic” as another language instead of a deficit, the way we relate to it could change the world for the better. Source: Why We Need to Start Treating “Autistic” As Another Language Instead of a Condition | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices

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Tips for Autistic People to Help Recover from Burnout | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices

It’s a level of tiredness and stress that goes bone- and brain-deep. What can help? Source: Tips for Autistic People to Help Recover from Burnout | The Aspergian | A Collective of Autistic Voices