Moving from a Deficit Medical Model to a Social Model for Humans on the Autism Spectrum

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

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Defining Autism? Consider the Source

“The main thing every business leader should know about autism is the understanding of autism itself. Without it you will not only be unable to utilize the strengths of your employee, but it will be a complete waste of time, as you’re presuming you speak a language you’ve never learned better than someone who’s spoken… Continue reading Defining Autism? Consider the Source

Autism Spectrum Diagnosis, Helpful Links, & New Video!

  “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!

FREE E-Book of Everyday Aspergers!

Everyday Aspergers has received 5 star reviews and praise from autistic advocates and bestselling authors. 10 years in the making. Here are links to some of the countries: · Amazon US link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IGE6ZBE#navbar · Amazon UK link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01IGE6ZBE · Amazon Australia link: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01IGE6ZBE The softback version is available in USA on Amazon here. Current updates can… Continue reading FREE E-Book of Everyday Aspergers!

Autistic Checklist by Samantha Craft

Hello! From Samantha Craft (aka Marcelle Ciampi) The checklist is on my website, Spectrum Suite LLC, with updated language: http://www.myspectrumsuite.com/samantha-crafts-autistic-traits-checklist/  (Less Aspergers and more Autistic language.) Here is the original posting from 2012 on the original blog.  The Second Edition of Everyday Aspergers is now available in many countries. Over 100 Amazon reviews and strong ratings.… Continue reading Autistic Checklist by Samantha Craft

Autistics Share: Professionals Miss the Mark in Recognizing Autism in Women

  I recently asked 60-plus readers from across the globe, who believe they are autistic/Aspie or have been diagnosed with autism/Aspergers, this question: “What has a professional told you when you were seeking out an autism and/or Aspergers diagnosis?” Here are their responses: The first psychologist diagnosed me with Bipolar-II after speaking with me for… Continue reading Autistics Share: Professionals Miss the Mark in Recognizing Autism in Women