Being Disabled Is a Job

Originally posted on BeingCharis:
I’ve heard some say disability benefits are unnecessary hand-outs for people who should just die off, and why should hard-working people foot the bill for people who are lazy, whose lives mean nothing? The disability process itself mirrors these same sentiments – the 3-5 years (average) process for applying, fighting for,…

Five Autistic Social Skills

Five Autistic Social Skills So often we hear that being autistic means to have poor social skills. I argue that autistic people have lots of social skills, but just different ones to non-autistic people. Here are what I consider to be five autistic social skills/attributes, in which non-autistic people are deficient in comparison: The use […]

“non-autistic people can hurt us, even in the safest of spaces. Even from within a neurodivergent majority. Even with nine words.”

This post describes the allistic-autistic power imbalance so very accurately. I can imagine with disgusting clarity the precise tone of voice and attitude with which Amythest was addressed, and how completely deflating and triggering it must have been. Adult autistics being autistic are consistently infantalised and, because infants are not treated as autonomous beings with […]