Oversimplification in Autism Advocacy

I’ve been so incredibly busy lately that I’ve really neglected my blog! Apologies to my subscribers; I realize it’s been a ridiculously long time since I’ve published a post. I swear I’m writing, it’s just that my computer is clogged up with a ton of unfinished partial drafts. I’ll come up with an idea, write…

Uncommon Sense

I have a lot of strong opinions about autism in the media. I sometimes feel like popular media just portrays autism as a stereotype (The Big Bang theory, Rain Man). Other times, when they do get it right, the story isn’t about autism, it’s about ONE autistic individual (The Curious Incident of the Dog in…

Masterpost: Stim Toys

I’ve written a few posts about stimming so far (1, 2). I frequently get messages and emails from readers asking after my recommendations for stim toys. Thankfully, the autistic kids of the millennial diagnostic wave are growing up, as is the neurodiversity movement, and we’ve been seeing a huge surge in the mainstream production of…