People on the Inside

High-functioning respect

This guest post is by Ryan Lee and Bekki Semenova, two rising autism self-advocates. They are calling for more respect and understanding of those with high functioning autism.
Autism ranges from mild to severe, meaning some can be affected more than o…

I have autism, and I’m in college

I knew I wanted to go to college at a medium-sized private institution on the East Coast. I knew I wanted to study political science, I wanted opportunities to make change in my community, and I wanted to be able to work with the United Nations, which …

Video: My autism at 9 years old

George’s journey with autism at 9 years old. This is the video he shared with his fourth grade class to help them understand why he behaves the way he does sometimes (during lunch, group activities, recess, etc).
This is just his own experience, and s…

I am not Sheldon Cooper

Autistic people are often described as being “not disabled, but different.” As someone with autistic symptoms, I have an idea of what that means. I have trouble sometimes dealing with social interactions and reading facial and emotional cues, such as w…

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