Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag: autism identity

I Don’t Believe in Autism

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The conversation about what truly constitutes “autism” is an ongoing one. Although I resist the label personally, I do not begrudge anyone for identifying as autistic, or seeking out an autism diagnosis. Leaving this discussion within the domain of medicine is limiting. That’s why a new discourse is emerging, not among doctors, but among activists who push for autistic self-advocacy.

How Stigma and Social Factors Drive the Negative Health Outcomes Associated...

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A new study explores the interplay between social stress and quality of life for individuals self-identified with high-functioning autism.