Bogus Studies

Bogus Study: Suspected Feigning of Autism in Adults: A clinician Survey, Indications and Proposed Guidelines

A study was published in the journal Advances in Autism on January 21, 2022. It was an online survey that was targeting a range of autism professionals with varying levels of experience, working in clinical settings. Half of these professionals that completed the survey reported experiencing situations of suspected feigning of "adult autism" across a… Continue reading Bogus Study: Suspected Feigning of Autism in Adults: A clinician Survey, Indications and Proposed Guidelines

autistic culture, Disability Culture

Self Diagnosis Is Not A Privilege. It Is Deep Seeded In Trauma

"Does your autism make you nasty?" is what I was met with when I told my toxic mother that I was diagnosed with autism on September 30, 2013.  How do I remember the date? The only appointment that was available was my birthday and only appointment that was available. I thank my toxic mother for… Continue reading Self Diagnosis Is Not A Privilege. It Is Deep Seeded In Trauma

Ableism Rebuttals, autistic culture, Disability Culture

Self Diagnosis is Valid

There is a large controversy in the autistic community. It is the validity of self diagnosis. Self diagnosis is when suspected autistic person says they are autistic but do not have an official medical diagnosis by a psychiatrist or a neuropsychologist.  Saying it is not valid is being classist, ableist, racist, sexist, etc. The autistic… Continue reading Self Diagnosis is Valid