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Similarities Between Deaf and Emerging Autistic Culture

(I am not deaf, this article was originally a term paper for my American Sign Language class) Culture is defined as the beliefs, behaviors, objects, and other characteristics common to the members of a particular group or society. Now apparently there is are some arguments over whether or not being deaf or having a disability … Continue reading Similarities Between Deaf and Emerging Autistic Culture

Fidget Spinners and Normalizing Stimming

How Spinners Can Help But Also Hinder Neurodiversity I’m sure that by now, most people have seen these spinners. They’re everywhere and everybody seems to have at least one. I really don’t want to get into an argument here, but many people seem to be all on one side or the other. I think the … Continue reading Fidget Spinners and Normalizing Stimming

The Best Part of My Major

Recently, I was interviewed by one of my professors to have an article written about me HERE on my university's website. I would love it if you would read it! It talks about me, my individualized major, my future goals and my support system. I'm really proud to have been chosen to be written about! Full Link: https://www.arcadia.edu/story/morgan-smith-19-best-part-my-major

Autism Acceptance

Buy the ribbon here Acceptance Over Awareness With April fast approaching, I want to talk about autism acceptance. Let me start by saying that I’m not trying to say we don’t need awareness, just that this sort of awareness does not always later breed acceptance. We need awareness of autism. But after awareness, we need … Continue reading Autism Acceptance

Please Don’t Support Autism Speaks

“Autistics Speak, It’s Time to Listen” April is Autism Awareness (Acceptance) Month, 4/2 being World Autism Day. With April fast approaching, Autistic people are speaking out and urging others to not support Autism Speaks. When children are first diagnosed with autism, often times the first organization families see is  Autism Speaks, and is not a … Continue reading Please Don’t Support Autism Speaks