autistic culture, Disability Culture

Autistics can Find Love, a Story About How My Husband and I Met

A fear a lot of parents do have about their autistic children whether or not they will find someone who will love and accept them for who they are. Yes, it can happen. My husband and I met a year after I escaped home and have been together ever since. 16 years ago, Nick and… Continue reading Autistics can Find Love, a Story About How My Husband and I Met

ABA, Autistic History, Disability History

Autistic History: Judge Rotenberg Center

The Judge Rotenberg Center is an institution that is located in Canton, Massachusetts. It was founded by Mathew Israel in 1971 and originally called the Behavior Research Institute. Israel was a psychologist who trained with B F Skinner, the founder of radical behaviorism. In 1994, they changed their name to the Judge Rotenberg Center to "honor the… Continue reading Autistic History: Judge Rotenberg Center

CoMorbidities, Klinefelter syndrome

Autistic Comorbidity: Klinefelter syndrome

*I use male and not men or boys because sex is how you are born and your gender is how you identify/feel. Please do not think I am being transphobic. I am trying to be scientific while respecting people*    What is Klinefelter syndrome? Klinefelter syndrome is an genetic condition that happens when a male… Continue reading Autistic Comorbidity: Klinefelter syndrome

autistic culture, Disability Culture

Stigma Against Cluster B Needs To Stop

Stigma is everywhere. It is against different disabilities, religions, races, etc. It is harmful. There is a lot of it when it comes to the autistic community. The autistic community perpetuates stigma against people with cluster B personality disorders. It's because it was taught like that from the psychologist we see and who study us.… Continue reading Stigma Against Cluster B Needs To Stop