The Autistic Operating System, Part One Mental health diagnosis and treatment has evolved over time according to what makes sense and what works for most people. We have [...]
Autistic writer, artist and consultant, Judy Endow on autistic difference in visual perception. As a child, people sometimes thought I was stubborn and resistant when I did not want to [...]
Autistic writer, artist and consultant, Judy Endow on eye contact and autistic dissociation. Autistic Dissociation “Dissociation is the ability to cut off from what is happening around you or [...]
Judy Endow's Strategies for Providing Sameness and Routine Many children with special needs thrive in an environment with a high degree of predictability, sameness and routine. In the aftermath of a [...]
Autism, Making Friends and The Hidden Curriculum by Judy Endow It can be difficult for some autistic people to sort out what things are okay to say and what things [...]
No more deficit based Autism Awareness. Autism Acceptance focuses on the strengths and abilities of autistic people.
People generally are very pleased with themselves when they have made an accommodation for me. I know this because they proudly announce it! In turn, I have learned to say thank you when people announce their thoughtfulness at making an accommodation for me. I truly am thankful because it allows me a fuller participation in the events going on around me. It also makes me smile because I have been making accommodations for people my whole life and it has never occurred to me to announce it!
by Judy Endow The neurology of a person with autism does not automatically organize the world outside their skin. When we are able to organize the happenings in the [...]