That Autistic That Newtown Forgot – Autistics Speaking Day/History Month Post

That Autistic That Newtown Forgot made an Autistic History Month post as an Autistics Speaking Day post.

An excerpt:

This is a lexicon of sorts and a list of slang. I do not claim to have invented any of these words, these are terms that I have learned to claim as my own.


This list of words is by no means complete, but it is a step toward capturing all of the slang used by the autistic community to describe our lives and unique experiences in our own words.

Such words amount to some of the only tangible proof of autistic culture. An Autistic cultural lexicon or set of words has been extremely important in both resisting ableist oppression, in forming autistic community and in supporting one another.

You can read the full post here:

Autistic vocabularies of resistance and community: How Autistics speak


About unstrangemind

I am an adult Autistic. I've come so far; I have so far to go. I've named my blog after Grinker's excellent book, "Unstrange Minds: Remapping the World of Autism." Other than borrowing from his title (do you know how difficult it is to find a wordpress name that hasn't already been taken?!) I have no connection with Dr. Grinker.
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