Note For Anyone Writing About Me
Guide to Writing About Me
I am an Autistic person,not a person with autism. I am also not Aspergers. The diagnosis isn't even in the DSM anymore, and yes, I agree with the consolidation of all autistic spectrum stuff under one umbrella. I have other issues with the DSM.
I don't like Autism Speaks. I'm Disabled, not differently abled, and I am an Autistic activist. Self-advocate is true, but incomplete.
Citing My Posts
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Monday, May 14, 2012
Why Yes, I DO Flap My Hands. Deal With It.
I am autistic. I flap my hands. A lot. Happy flaps, excited flaps, ARGH-BAD-GET-IT-AWAY-FROM-ME-NOW flaps, can’t think of the word I want flaps, stressed flaps, and they are all different. Pretty much the only thing I don’t have a hand-flap for is boredom. With the exception of the excited flap, I can usually control them, but often choose not to. Just because the folk who aren’t themselves autistic don’t understand, doesn’t mean it’s bad, and flapping doesn’t hurt anyone. I have bigger fish to fry, especially since flapping helps me regulate the not good reasons that I flap and enhances the yes good reasons that I flap. FLAPPITY FLAPPITY FLAP.