Autistic Pride: “I’m proud of my obstructive, irritating, bloody-minded, arrogant persistence.”

We asked members of the Autistic community in Ireland to share why they are proud to be Autistic. Al, an architect and widowed father of three, kindly shared his beautifully, brutally honest story.

CW: Mentioning of a suicide bombing, suicidal ideation, cancer, death, bullying.

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How to Be an Authentic Ally to the Autistic Community

In this post, Mel is sharing her story and giving advice on how to be an ally. Far too much energy is misspent agonising over issues that were never a big deal to us in the first place. As we lobby and organise for change, amplify our voices without drowning them out.

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