The Beautiful Regularity of the Periodic Table of Elements: or, Really no one thought maybe I was autistic? (Or is that even a label I should have known back then?)
No one noticed I was probably autistic even after I memorized the whole Periodic Table in eighth grade (along with the 27 Amendments to the US Constitution). But am I better or worse off for it?
On dyslexia’s relative dyscalculia, another facet of my neurodivergent experience
Autism/Allism, ADHD, etc: diagnostic labels are damning.
We need better conceptions for how we think of neuroqueer identities.
Hyperlexia, or “I was a ‘precocious’ child”
For a while I thought my gift with words and for reading, as well as my obsessive love of books, meant I couldn’t be autistic. lol… Turns out I am actuallyAutistic, but also I’m hyperlexic.
Actually Autistic Moment of the Day: “of”
One of my earliest memory-fragments, puzzling over the spelling of ‘of’ versus the sound of ‘of’. It makes a lot more sense on this side of realizing I’m actually autistic.
What I’d tell my younger ‘autistic’ self now
Things I’d tell my younger ActuallyAutistic self: basically, they’re right, and the empowerment of acceptance.
Neurodiversity Reading List, Pt. I
A few books I recently ordered on neurodiversity; stay tuned for a post or two after I tear through them. :D
Survey: Neurodiversity Initiatives on Campus: preliminary survey on neurodivergent experiences on college campuses.
If you’re neurodivergent and you are in or have been in higher education, please fill out my survey! Help cure my ignorance about other neurodivergent experiences on college campuses!
You don’t have a “chemical imbalance,” and serotonin is not your problem.
An important new study of decades of research finds that actually serotonin was never the cause of depression. Antidepressants should no longer be prescribed to medically treat depression.
Autistic Eye Contact: the intensity of a shared gaze
Reflecting on my aversion to casually meeting people’s eyes.