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Autism in mothers and children

Autism in mothers and children

As we said in the previous article, between 17% and 23% of parents of autistic children have an extended phenotype of autism, that is, they present some autistic features, without actually meeting the characteristics required for diagnosis. In addition, autism has a...

Social stigma in autistic people

Social stigma in autistic people

Based on what is considered normal or correct in different sociopolitical contexts, there is discrimination against a wide variety of groups: LGTBIQ+ people, racialized people, psychiatrized people, autistic or physically disabled people, among many others. All of...

Dichotomous thinking in autism

Dichotomous thinking in autism

“Stai esagerando”, “sei troppo sensibile”, “prendi tutto come un attacco personale” sono frasi che molte persone autistiche (non tutte, ovviamente) sono abituate a sentirsi rivolgere. Perché a volte ci viene attribuito un "eccesso di sensibilità"? In questo giudizio...

Cognitive accessibility and autism

Cognitive accessibility and autism

When we talk about accessibility, we usually think of adapting environments for people with physical mobility problems: putting ramps in accesses to homes, enabling elevators to go through different floors of buildings without using stairs, installing handrails at...

The specialists 1

I arrived at Specialisterne when I was 23, after various attempts at some educational and training opportunities. I had had issues getting through Lower Secondary education. When I was 17, I was diagnosed with Asperger, and I’ve been in treatment due to depression for...

Neuroinclusion?

Neuroinclusion?

It’s been a while since a new word has appeared into the world of Diversity & Inclusion: neuroinclusion. But, what does it mean?   It is a neologism, and like many words of recent creation it does not have a single definition, nor was there an extended and...

How to process the stimuli of a chaotic world

How to process the stimuli of a chaotic world

It is very common to hear that autistic people process information differently, but, what exactly do we mean by this? What does the term “processing” imply and what activities or actions are related to it? Actually, our whole life relates to our style or way of...

Gender, autistic women and job market

Gender, autistic women and job market

Before addressing the central theme of this article, we must think about gender. Surely many autistic people who read these lines will have asked themselves thousands of times: What exactly does it mean to be a woman? Does it have to do with performative...

Inclusion, reciprocity, coexistence

Inclusion, reciprocity, coexistence

Inclusion as a process based on reciprocity, overcoming the paternalist model of inclusion in favour of a true cohabitation among the differences that make up our society, which guarantees the individual rights of self-representation and self-determination in a...

The advantages of being a neurodiverse team

The advantages of being a neurodiverse team

A team is a group of people that work together and share goals. But, what is a neurodiverse team? From childhood, we are taught to work with other people in order to learn social skills, be organized, lead, be responsible and accept different opinions and points of...

Autism in mothers and children

Autism in mothers and children

As we said in the previous article, between 17% and 23% of parents of autistic children have an extended phenotype of autism, that is, they present some autistic features, without actually meeting the characteristics required for diagnosis. In addition, autism has a...

Social stigma in autistic people

Social stigma in autistic people

Based on what is considered normal or correct in different sociopolitical contexts, there is discrimination against a wide variety of groups: LGTBIQ+ people, racialized people, psychiatrized people, autistic or physically disabled people, among many others. All of...

Dichotomous thinking in autism

Dichotomous thinking in autism

“Stai esagerando”, “sei troppo sensibile”, “prendi tutto come un attacco personale” sono frasi che molte persone autistiche (non tutte, ovviamente) sono abituate a sentirsi rivolgere. Perché a volte ci viene attribuito un "eccesso di sensibilità"? In questo giudizio...

Cognitive accessibility and autism

Cognitive accessibility and autism

When we talk about accessibility, we usually think of adapting environments for people with physical mobility problems: putting ramps in accesses to homes, enabling elevators to go through different floors of buildings without using stairs, installing handrails at...

The specialists 1

I arrived at Specialisterne when I was 23, after various attempts at some educational and training opportunities. I had had issues getting through Lower Secondary education. When I was 17, I was diagnosed with Asperger, and I’ve been in treatment due to depression for...

Neuroinclusion?

Neuroinclusion?

It’s been a while since a new word has appeared into the world of Diversity & Inclusion: neuroinclusion. But, what does it mean?   It is a neologism, and like many words of recent creation it does not have a single definition, nor was there an extended and...

How to process the stimuli of a chaotic world

How to process the stimuli of a chaotic world

It is very common to hear that autistic people process information differently, but, what exactly do we mean by this? What does the term “processing” imply and what activities or actions are related to it? Actually, our whole life relates to our style or way of...

Gender, autistic women and job market

Gender, autistic women and job market

Before addressing the central theme of this article, we must think about gender. Surely many autistic people who read these lines will have asked themselves thousands of times: What exactly does it mean to be a woman? Does it have to do with performative...

Inclusion, reciprocity, coexistence

Inclusion, reciprocity, coexistence

Inclusion as a process based on reciprocity, overcoming the paternalist model of inclusion in favour of a true cohabitation among the differences that make up our society, which guarantees the individual rights of self-representation and self-determination in a...

The advantages of being a neurodiverse team

The advantages of being a neurodiverse team

A team is a group of people that work together and share goals. But, what is a neurodiverse team? From childhood, we are taught to work with other people in order to learn social skills, be organized, lead, be responsible and accept different opinions and points of...

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Autism in mothers and children

Autism in mothers and children

As we said in the previous article, between 17% and 23% of parents of autistic children have an extended phenotype of autism, that is, they present some autistic features, without actually meeting the characteristics required for diagnosis. In addition, autism has a...

Social stigma in autistic people

Social stigma in autistic people

Based on what is considered normal or correct in different sociopolitical contexts, there is discrimination against a wide variety of groups: LGTBIQ+ people, racialized people, psychiatrized people, autistic or physically disabled people, among many others. All of...

Dichotomous thinking in autism

Dichotomous thinking in autism

“Stai esagerando”, “sei troppo sensibile”, “prendi tutto come un attacco personale” sono frasi che molte persone autistiche (non tutte, ovviamente) sono abituate a sentirsi rivolgere. Perché a volte ci viene attribuito un "eccesso di sensibilità"? In questo giudizio...

Cognitive accessibility and autism

Cognitive accessibility and autism

When we talk about accessibility, we usually think of adapting environments for people with physical mobility problems: putting ramps in accesses to homes, enabling elevators to go through different floors of buildings without using stairs, installing handrails at...

The specialists 1

I arrived at Specialisterne when I was 23, after various attempts at some educational and training opportunities. I had had issues getting through Lower Secondary education. When I was 17, I was diagnosed with Asperger, and I’ve been in treatment due to depression for...

Neuroinclusion?

Neuroinclusion?

It’s been a while since a new word has appeared into the world of Diversity & Inclusion: neuroinclusion. But, what does it mean?   It is a neologism, and like many words of recent creation it does not have a single definition, nor was there an extended and...

How to process the stimuli of a chaotic world

How to process the stimuli of a chaotic world

It is very common to hear that autistic people process information differently, but, what exactly do we mean by this? What does the term “processing” imply and what activities or actions are related to it? Actually, our whole life relates to our style or way of...

Gender, autistic women and job market

Gender, autistic women and job market

Before addressing the central theme of this article, we must think about gender. Surely many autistic people who read these lines will have asked themselves thousands of times: What exactly does it mean to be a woman? Does it have to do with performative...

Inclusion, reciprocity, coexistence

Inclusion, reciprocity, coexistence

Inclusion as a process based on reciprocity, overcoming the paternalist model of inclusion in favour of a true cohabitation among the differences that make up our society, which guarantees the individual rights of self-representation and self-determination in a...

The advantages of being a neurodiverse team

The advantages of being a neurodiverse team

A team is a group of people that work together and share goals. But, what is a neurodiverse team? From childhood, we are taught to work with other people in order to learn social skills, be organized, lead, be responsible and accept different opinions and points of...