The following stories are #actuallyautistic stories about living & loving on the autism spectrum; written by those on the spectrum and their loved ones.
By Quincy Hansen When I was younger I used to like to sit on the floor with a bug bucket full of Matchbox cars, rubber animals, and other small toys. I’d take out each object one after the other and use them to make a line of toys. I’d spend a long time lining up my...
This story was submitted to us by Ronan Daglish. Hello, my name is Ronan and I am a film maker. I love to film, edit, Direct, Produce, and write scripts for my own films. Someday I hope to work in the film industry and share my talents with the world. I created a...
Autism Spectrum Disorder is the correct terminology for an autism diagnosis. “Disorder” serves its purpose in diagnosing and receiving services. But some on the autism spectrum would prefer “condition” over “disorder.” Autism is a neurological condition. “Disorder” implies that something is out-of-order. Condition is more so a state of being.
This article was submitted to Love & Autism by author and #actuallyautistic woman Alexandra Adlawan. Alexandra Adlawan, Alex for short, is a Long Beach, CA resident who began drawing characters and creating stories in 5th grade. In August 2018, at Gatsby Books in...
Here are some things you need to know when it comes to dating someone with autism…an #actuallyautistic story
I am not defined by what I do. I can’t tie my entire self-worth into one thing. I have hope that things will get better.
Life can be a difficult journey. And learning how to feel at ease along the way—how to connect, respect, and love along the way—is the best we can hope for.
After I was diagnosed there was something that changed: now I had a name to go with my torment.
Autistic children can develop anxiety when masking their atypical behavior to appear ‘normal’. Here is an #actuallyautistic story that can help you, help your child.
As a mother of autistic children, when you see that your children are struggling with so many deficiencies and challenges, you know the work will be exhausting, but nothing more incredible than serving them as a bridge to get them to their destiny.