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.

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Friday, September 6, 2013


This is basically the stuff I said to my academic director on campus in Tianjin, since she wanted to know more about how autism applied to me, and also the difference between autism and Aspergers.

On the difference between the two:

On what's going to be relevant to me in the classroom:

And the best part? She just believed me, on all of it. So much easier than dealing with folks who think that they must know how my brain wiring affects me than I do. (wow that actually sounds kind of silly. how my brain wiring affects me, I mean.)

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