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When People in My Life Have a Hard Time Understanding My Autism

Sometimes it’s frustrating being an autistic person. Sometimes neurotypical friends and family members can have a hard time understanding me. I don’t blame them, they are not in my body, so they can’t feel what it’s like to have ears that are like microphones, and what it’s like to feel sick when I smell a [...]

ABL Denim Creates Sensory-Friendly Jeans for Kids With Autism

ABL Denim, which creates jeans for adults who use wheelchairs, has expanded their offerings to include jeans for children with sensory sensitivities. Read the full story.
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Learning How to Communicate With Health Care Professionals as Someone on the Autism Spectrum

I remember writing a letter to a health professional about a lapse in communication that resulted in issues for me, and after the initial burst of energy, I came to the conclusion that the real benefit would be if mutual understanding could be improved, rather than just an improvement in consideration towards clients. After I [...]
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When My Son on the Autism Spectrum Stopped Sleeping Through the Night

I am tired. Tired in a way that is different than any tired I have known before. A deep tired. A tired that is beginning to feel permanent. Six months ago, my 4-year-old son slept through the night. And then one night, he just stopped. We learned his lack of sleep was related to his autism [...]