Japan has this halloween tradition of mundane costumes and its my fave ever. (Costume reveal in alt text)
May 31 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
As an autistic adult, here is a concept I thought of that would have REALLY benefitted me and prevented burn out. (Every autistic is diff, though!)
using “masking” to the childs benefit. Allowing them the power to be themselves, while also getting by in an NT world. 🧵#autism
Ex: “Hey, B. We are going to the grocery store. And you’ll have to __wait in a line__ and you probably don’t want to! But you are special. (*Use whatever term you want-fairy, superhero, princess.*) and you have to try your best to blend in with everybody else while there.
Apr 2 • 10 tweets • 5 min read
Autism exists. That’s not what we mean by awareness. 🧵
We mean you probably know and love someone who is autistic, and you don’t even know it. YOU may be autistic and not even know it! I was diagnosed at 35. Despite showing all these “classic traits.” It was missed but, know… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
So, what we mean by awareness is: listen to us and help us how we need to be helped. We don’t want a red carpet or an award, we probably just want a little more silence. and for society to understand and accept us, as we are.