gee, i wonder what’s depressing about autism

Cheryl Platzman Weinstock has published two well-researched articles in Spectrum News about autism, depression, and suicide. The suicide one came first, and I’ll be commenting on them in the same order. I was diagnosed with autism in my mid-30s. I’ve thought about killing myself since middle school, but never actually tried. I officially have Unspecified…

et tu, julia?

For many years, autistic people have been explaining that Autism Speaks is some bullshit that stigmatizes us. And the rest of the media in general. But then lo! Julia from Sesame Street was born. Great idea. Teach children how to play with us instead of ostracize us. Autistic people were involved in the making of…

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