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From One Self-Advocate to Another - Advice for Developing Advocacy Skills

Posted on 05/01/20 in Advocacy by Molly D. Dann-Pipinias

Advocacy is one of the most important facets of my life. I’m in a unique position where I can really explain to neurotypicals what having autism feels like. I can be a voice for a... read more

An Autism Perspective on Bullying: Creating a Culture of Acceptance

Posted on 10/14/19 in Advocacy by Nathan Morgan

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a bully as “one who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others who are weaker, smaller, or in some way vulnerable.” People with autism are all too familiar with that... read more

My Experience at the AuSM Self-Advocacy Summit

Posted on 10/02/19 in Advocacy by Molly D. Dann-Pipinias

Last month, I got to do something I never thought I would be able to do. I got to be in a room with over 150 people like me. I was fortunate to attend the... read more

Living Under the "Double Rainbow": The Colorful LGBTQ+ Community with ASD

Posted on 09/30/19 in Advocacy by Nathan Morgan

“Living under the Double Rainbow” – this is an expression that has emerged in recent years to describe individuals with autism who also identify as LGBTQ+ which stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and... read more

How the "High-Functioning" Label is Letting Us Down

Posted on 09/17/19 in Advocacy

The term "high-functioning autism" has been one of debate for a while within the autism community. A recent study regarding the term "high-functioning autism" has now sparked new discussion about its shortcomings as a diagnosis... read more

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