Tag: Autism

  • Blog Series

    A Tale Of Two Spectrums: The Challenges of Being Both Queer and Autistic

    January 25th, 2021     by Lucinda Thee     Comments

    “Many autistic people may come out as LGBTQ+ while some of their neurotypical peers may not because of two traits that many autistic people share: a lack of adherence to social norms and a strong sense of honesty. Openly identifying as queer may come a little easier to folks who aren’t tied to social expectations of gender and feel the need to tell the truth. However, LGBTQ+ autistic people who occupy these two dual spectrums face massive challenges in their day-to-day lives.” READ MORE

  • Blog Series

    Passing the Test: Girls, Autism, and Stereotypes

    November 23rd, 2020     by Lucinda Thee     Comments

    Many autistic girls receive a late diagnosis, and some may not even be diagnosed at all. But misdiagnosis is just the beginning; stereotypes about autism erase autistic girls’ and women’s experiences and perpetuate stigma. READ MORE