• Please don’t ask me to be brave

    Please don’t ask me to be brave

    In this powerful piece by one of the Reframing Autism team, she takes us behind one of her particularly damaging masks – the one called “courage”. “This mask is a warrior. It rushes headlong into battle without fear, or even better, despite fear … it lives by the mantra “act first, think later”. It is arrogant. It makes me say “yes” when inside I am screaming “no”. It says to my children “Be brave – like me!”

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  • Autistic Adolescent Boys’ Perspectives on Engagement in Online Video Gaming, A summary for Non-Academics

    Autistic Adolescent Boys’ Perspectives on Engagement in Online Video Gaming, A summary for Non-Academics

    In this research, published in 2022, researchers interviewed 12 autistic adolescent boys (aged between 13-15 years old) to ask them about their perspectives on online gaming.

    The study is the first to explore in-depth the positive views of Autistic adolescents on online gaming.

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  • Nociception: Autistic experiences of pain and how to support our differences

    Nociception: Autistic experiences of pain and how to support our differences

    Content warning: self-harm. Autism is a very individualised thing. Each of us is different, and how we experience sensory input – including pain – stays true to this fact. So what is nociception and why is identifying our nociceptive profile helpful? Autism consultant, Loren Snow, takes a deep dive.

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  • Autistic Insights on Identity and Self-Acceptance

    Autistic Insights on Identity and Self-Acceptance

    In this webinar, Lauren Melissa Ellzey (Autienelle) explores her relationship with identity and the ways in which she embraces her intersectional identity to foster her self-acceptance. Video Transcript Hi. Welcome. I am so glad to be here with you all today. I am Lauren Melissa Ellzey, also known as Autienelle across social media and self-advocacy […]

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  • Autism and Intimate Relationships

    Autism and Intimate Relationships

    In this webinar, Ashton Bartz and Chris Rohweder explore neurodivergent love languages and making their love work across different neurotypes. Video Transcript Ashton Bartz: Hi, my name is Ashton. I use they/them pronouns and I’m an Autistic person. I work at Autism CRC, but today I’m just here as myself not representing that organisation. And […]

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