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Autistictic holding their black AAC tablet into the camera. The three large buttons on the screen read "DIFFERENT", "BUT", "EQUAL". Autistictic is wearing a grey hoodie. The AAC tablet is hiding their face.

Welcome to AUTISTICTIC, my blog about autism and disability.

I am here to share what it was like growing up being different. I am here to share what it was like trying to be ‘normal’. I am here to share my everyday struggles and successes.

This is what we know, when you tell us of your fondest hopes and dreams for us: that your greatest wish is that one day we will cease to be, and strangers you can love will move in behind our faces.

-Jim Sinclair, “Don’t Mourn For Us”

This blog is my first step towards self-acceptance. I am taking more steps every day.
I hope this blog can be a helpful space for others as well.

I invite you to comment, request topics, and ask questions.

Please note that English is not my first language. Excuse any mistakes.

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9 comments

  • Natalie

    Your understanding and use of English is impressive. I congratulate you on your blogs and now I realise because of what you have explained about selective mutism that I too have those episodes. I am in my sixties and occasionally in a very stressful situation I find that I am unable to say a word, even though I can still shake my head and nod. Thanks for explaining it all.

  • TESSA MORTON

    can I have a copy of this great blog on Alexithymia. I run sessions for parents of autistic teens and this subject is very hard for them to understand but you explain it so well. it would help them to accept that their children are not’making it up, or being difficult.

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