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Week Celebration of Special Interests

The Chronic Couple page suggested a week long celebration of our special interests. To not annoy you with every day posts, I decided to include one post of my special interests and a small celebration of one of the best things in Autism, our ability to fall in love with themes and hobbies. I will […]

The invalidation of the autistic voices inside the autistic movement

This might be a slightly controversial one, so bear with me. The fight for autistic people’s right was a fight mainly populated by parents and organizations that were run by neurotypicals (still is). In general, I do believe my mother is my best advocate. There is a problem though. Her brain is still a neurotypical […]

Masks and hearing disabilities

You know that you have a disability when you see these kinds of things and think.. whoever created this cannot be disabled. Please, do not share this type of mask. I wear a hearing aid and would never wear it. First, it doesn’t help at all. The fact that I had this on my mask […]

The importance of Unmasking for Inclusion

To really achieve full inclusion of autistic people in society, we have to stop forcing autistic people to mask who they are to be accepted. Masking or camouflage is the masking of our autistic traits or our difficulties, to fit into society. For example, when we look at the middle of the eyebrows, to simulate […]

The Masked Autistic Quiz – Are you undiagnosed?

This questionnaire was not written by a doctor, but by an autistic person. Personally, I said yes to every single question, and though it was incredibly well done, so I would like to share it with you. This was added in Twitter by Steve Asbell, and shared by Unashamed Voices of Autism in Facebook. “If […]

Auditory Processing Difficulties

It is the brain’s difficulty in filtering, classifying, recognizing, processing, prioritizing and remembering auditory information, especially the sound of speech. How to recognize? difficulty processing voices or sounds in noisy environments, difficulty understanding people with a strong accent or speaking fast not understanding or misinterpreting verbal instructions, difficulties in memorizing verbal instructions and constantly needing […]

Autism, inflexibility and purpose

During my life, I received tones of comments of how I wouldn’t compromise and how I was very rigid in the plans I would make. That is indeed true, to a certain degree, but entirely false in others. Currently while analyzing my life, I noticed that everything I do, need to have a specific purpose. […]

My Diagnosis Story

When I was a child, I was quite unique. I learned how to read alone, and spent hours reading books, not noticing anything around me (hyperlexia). I used to hide when someone was visiting, or not speak for hours, if I was in the presence of someone I didn’t knew. I rarely said I love […]

Questionário autistas adultos (maiores de 18 anos) residentes em Portugal

*only in Portuguese Precisamos da ajuda dos autistas adultos em Portugal (não precisam de ter nacionalidade Portuguesa, apenas residir em Portugal!!) Existe muito pouca informação sobre os autistas adultos em Portugal, e um projecto está a ser preparado, por autistas, para promover a aceitação e conhecimento do Autismo em Portugal. Como tal, gostaria de ter […]

World Mental Health Day

On World Mental Health Day, I would like to share that 93% of countries worldwide have stopped or interrupted their mental health services due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Data from WHO. Mental Health is Health, and with an increase in mental problems due to lockdown, isolation, as well as job losses, and mainly, loss of […]

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