Tagged: autistic spectrum disorder

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Do You Like the Word Aspie?

A recent Twitter thread regarding the question ‘Do you like the word Aspie?’.  To which I replied that I’ve always liked the word, but I am unable to use it as I don’t have...

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Autistic and Proud?

There has been some discussion lately over whether it is appropriate to be proud of being autistic.  My reply would be that it depends on exactly what you mean by ‘proud’. In my mind,...

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Everyone’s Got An Opinion About Autism

I’ve been wondering whether I actually did the right thing by getting a diagnosis.  It hasn’t really achieved anything, but I now it feels like I have this permanent stain on my record –...

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My Friend the ‘Autism Parent’

I’ve got a friend who’s an ‘Autism Parent’ – perhaps she could more accurately be described as ‘an acquaintance’ or a ‘friend of a friend’.  It used to be a bad habit of mine...

Autism, Employment and Me

I am currently employed as a part-time waitress.  I only got the job because my friend worked there and she recommended me. My employer has decided to define my job as ‘casual work’ in...