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Identity First Language

There are two different camps when it comes to how to refer to us autistics. Person first is how most professionals refer to us. It means you are a person with autism instead of an autistic person. They think it is less offensive and there are people on the spectrum who agree with them. For… Continue reading Identity First Language

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Pass Me The Devil’s Lettuce

Disclaimer: I am a medical marijuana patient in a legal state. I do not encourage or recommend anyone to self-medicate. This is just my own personal experience. I am what the kids call nowadays a stoner. I absolutely love smoking weed. And it truly has been a changing factor in my life. I have horrible… Continue reading Pass Me The Devil’s Lettuce

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Why Autism Functioning Labels Need To Go

There has been a lot of talk lately about getting rid of functioning labels, and I could not agree more. I have always been deemed “high-functioning.” I’m verbal, have my license and have gotten married. Seems pretty high-functioning. What people don’t see is me trying to tie my shoes and crying out of frustration because… Continue reading Why Autism Functioning Labels Need To Go