Autistic, gender, & sexuality diversity – growing list of resources

Find here a growing list of resources for neurodivergent people and the intersection with gender and/or sexuality diversity. NOTE: Aucademy does not necessarily endorse all of these resources, so please be critical and cautious, particularly when engaging with groups online. PUBLISHED LITERATURE/ARTICLES Davidson, J., & Tamas, S. (2016). Autism and the ghost of gender. Emotion, … Continue reading Autistic, gender, & sexuality diversity – growing list of resources

PLAIN TEXT OF THE FULL BOYCOTT S10K STATEMENT

PLAIN TEXT OF THE FULL STATEMENT: Joint statement from Autistic community members, academics, representatives of advocacy organisations, and allies about grave concerns regarding the Spectrum 10K study announced Tuesday 24th August 2021 (document includes plain language summaries for accessibility and uses a font easier to read for some people. The plain language summaries can be … Continue reading PLAIN TEXT OF THE FULL BOYCOTT S10K STATEMENT

Boycott Spectrum 10K – PLEASE SIGN

We ask that people read our joint statement from Autistic community members, academics, representatives of advocacy organisations, and allies about our grave concerns regarding the Spectrum 10K study announced Tuesday 24th August 2021. Our concerns are many and are detailed in the attached statement letters on our jotform found further down this page, in plain … Continue reading Boycott Spectrum 10K – PLEASE SIGN

Plain language summary for the Boycott Spectrum 10K statement by Autistic people

This is the plain language summary for a letter written by lots of Autistic people who are upset about a new study called Spectrum 10K, which was talked about for the first time on the news and social media on Tuesday 24th August 2021. This letter – also called a statement – is about why … Continue reading Plain language summary for the Boycott Spectrum 10K statement by Autistic people

A room without a mask – Written by Joanna Grace

In The Subtle Spectrum I wrote about two people’s reactions to my telling them I am autistic, the close friend who instantly denounced it: “No you’re not, who told you that?” and the acquaintance who replied with a heartfelt: “Goodness, you must be exhausted from masking so well.” The first response was like a cold … Continue reading A room without a mask – Written by Joanna Grace

Guest Educators

Find here a growing list of Aucademy educators and the topics they covered. Listed in alphabetical order according to surname. Our permanent educators and presenters have their own pages, and have covered topics such as: what *is* autism?; the spectrum really; Autistic challenges and strengths; the importance of Autistic identity, culture, community, and space for … Continue reading Guest Educators

A rose by any other name would smell…of stigma (or, the psychologically important difference between being a “person with autism” or an Autistic person) by Dr Chloe Farahar

Dr Chloe Farahar was invited to write a guest article for University College London, Unit for Stigma Research blog, titled: A rose by any other name would smell…of stigma (or, the psychologically important difference between being a “person with autism” or an Autistic person). “Question: Is identifying with social groups beneficial to people’s health and … Continue reading A rose by any other name would smell…of stigma (or, the psychologically important difference between being a “person with autism” or an Autistic person) by Dr Chloe Farahar

Ableism in Academia – Dr. Chloe Farahar & Annette Foster

Dr. Chloe Farahar and Annette Foster joined Meghan Ashburn of Not an Autism Mom to talk about their chapter in the newly released: Lived Experiences of Ableism in Academia: Strategies for Inclusion in Higher Education They shared their own experiences as Autistic academics as discussed in their chapter #AutisticsInAcademia about what accommodations they found helpful, … Continue reading Ableism in Academia – Dr. Chloe Farahar & Annette Foster

The Proud Retard – Written by Daryl Sookun

TRIGGER WARNINGS: bullying; victimisation; use of the word “retard”; strong language/swear words Let us go to the truth that meets so much denial,And let us see it clearer.That if music be the food of love,Then let awkwardness be its killer.Since it only takes an awkward stutter,To diminish what could be a happily ever after. Through … Continue reading The Proud Retard – Written by Daryl Sookun

GLOSSARY OF AUTISTIC TERMS

Ableism: A “type of discrimination in which able-bodied individuals are viewed as normal and superior to those with a disability, resulting in prejudice toward the latter.” Autistic experience/to be Autistic: “[A] neurodevelopmental difference, where Autistic brains work differently to non-autistic people. ​There are as many different brains and ways of experiencing the world as there are different bodies. ​ … Continue reading GLOSSARY OF AUTISTIC TERMS

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