Month: May 2021

  • The Autistic Doctor: How finding my neurokin helped me to embrace my identity

    The Autistic Doctor: How finding my neurokin helped me to embrace my identity

    Following on from her captivating piece on Synaesthesia, Dr Penny Rowan writes of how stumbling on a little-known Facebook group of International Autistic Doctors and connecting with her neurokin gave her the strength to embrace her Autistic identity, and the motivation to challenge the discrimination that can exist in the medical profession.

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  • Introduction to Autism, Part 4: The Autism spectrum is not linear

    Introduction to Autism, Part 4: The Autism spectrum is not linear

    Very often we think of the Autism spectrum as a two-dimensional straight line. In this piece, Dr Melanie Heyworth discusses the flawed notion of a linear spectrum and puts forward an alternative analogy to capture the complexity, the fluidity of the Autism spectrum.

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  • Position statement on Autistic-LGBTIQA+ identity

    Position statement on Autistic-LGBTIQA+ identity

    In recent years, it has become widely accepted that there is a considerable overlap between the Autistic and the LGBTIQA+ communities. However, a corresponding effort to support the Autistic-LGBTIQA+ community has not been forthcoming. Read Reframing Autism’s full position statement on Autistic-LGBTIQA+ identity.

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