People who haven’t come across the Neurodiversity Movement, or are new to the world of neurologically based disability, might find some terms and ideas on my website that they are not familiar with. This section of the site is where I will post some information that should help with that.
If you look around here and still need answers, send me an email at email@example.com or leave a comment here and I’ll see if I can help you out. I might even add your question here with an answer if I can see others would benefit from reading too.
5 years ago I was writing about autism, but I wasn’t yet publicly identifying as autistic. I knew I thought I was, but hadn’t yet gone through the process needed to become comfortable saying it out loud where people would hear me. So, the first time I wrote about the discussion of identify first language … Continue reading Why do you say “autistic” instead of “person with autism”?
The basics of Neurodiversity
Don’t worry! You are not alone. Here are my thoughts on this: You do not have to “qualify” for a diagnosis to be neurodivergent.
Autism means many things to many people, and not much to others. I could attempt to tell you what it means to me, but instead of using a lot of words to try to explain Autism to you, I am simply going to quote the best article I have ever read on the topic.
So, your child has just been identified as Autistic. You might be feeling a bit stunned. You might be feeling overwhelmed. You might have known for ages but just had it confirmed. You might be relieved. You might be concerned. You might feel sad. So, what do you do now?