Animals and Autism

Although autistic people have long been considered to be lacking in empathy, the strong bonds between many autistic people and animals supports an alternate theory. As many people in the autism community know, there is great variation on the autism spectrum. When it comes to animals, some autistics find animal relationships not only more tolerableContinue reading “Animals and Autism”

An Introduction to Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity, a term created by Judy Singer in 1998, has been a controversial idea within autism advocacy groups. Despite this, the actually autistic community has largely embraced neurodiversity, using it as a driving force for the disability rights movement. Neurodiversity refers to the variations seen within the human brain. These variations affect things such asContinue reading “An Introduction to Neurodiversity”

An Introduction to Me

This is a brief introduction to me, Jessica. After reading this post, please go check out my other blog posts! Since I was little, I knew that something was off. I have spent most of my life feeling like everyone else was listening to a different radio frequency that my radio couldn’t even tune into.Continue reading “An Introduction to Me”

Why I Don’t Use The Puzzle Piece

The puzzle piece has long provided a negative view of autism that is often not supported by the actually autistic community. I, and many other autistics, prefer the rainbow infinity symbol as a way to represent autism in a more positive, inclusive light. This might come as a surprise to some of my neurotypical readers:Continue reading “Why I Don’t Use The Puzzle Piece”