Image of black bird perched atop an empty closed cage with words below reading: Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness. In all capitals. Quote by Alejandro Jodorowsky. The spectrum of autism, including the variable attributes of nationality, age, gender identity, ability, intersectionality, and coexisting conditions, greatly determines one’s understanding of the… Continue reading Moving from a Deficit Medical Model to a Social Model for Humans on the Autism Spectrum
What This Autistic Teacher would like Professionals to Know . . . ONE: Many of us on the autism spectrum embrace the word “autistic” and prefer the use of autistic over phrases such as “with autism” or “with Aspergers.” Autistic isn’t a bad word. How one refers to oneself is a personal preference. TWO: Autism… Continue reading What This Autistic Teacher Wants Professionals to Know
“What can I do? I think I am on the autism spectrum . . .” Multiple times individuals have contacted me through social media and online venues inquiring about what to do now that they believe they have Asperger’s Syndrome and/or that they are autistic. Whether or not to seek out an Autism Spectrum… Continue reading Autism Spectrum Diagnosis, Helpful Links, & New Video!