3 Ways to Experience Autistic Culture

Are you autistic, or is one of your loved ones on the spectrum? Do you feel lonely, or do you want to learn more about autism? Introducing yourself to autistic culture is a great way to educate yourself and find companionship. Method1 Experiencing the Culture 1 Realize that autistic people make autistic culture—neurotypicals don’t. If autistic people don’t have a clear voice in …

The Different Ways Sensory Processing Disorder Affects My Senses

This is how I describe my sensory sensitivities to most people. As an autistic person, my five senses — touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell — are amplified. This is not speaking for everyone on the spectrum, but it is common to have some kind of sensory sensitivity or sensory processing disorder with autism. Here are some examples of sensory problems I …

10 Things You Can do to Help an Autism Family

Helping a family whose child has autism is a precious gift. When a child is first diagnosed with autism, parents often scramble to find appropriate autism services, doctors, schools and therapists. What we don’t always anticipate is that relationships with friends, family and neighbors often change. Some will stand by our side, doing what they can to help and embrace our child no …