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I mostly read about anarchism, bread, neurodiversity

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2024 Reading Goal

33% complete! slowly reading maxi has read 1 of 3 books.

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Unmasking Autism (Hardcover, 2022, Harmony Books) 5 stars

A deep dive into the spectrum of Autistic experience and the phenomenon of masked Autism, …

Autism Terminology / Common Dos and Don’ts

Use: Autistic person, Autist, Autistic, On the Autism spectrum Avoid: Person with Autism

Use: Is Autistic Avoid: Identifies as having autism

Use: Is disabled, Has a disability Avoid: “Special needs”, “Differently abled”, “Handi-capable”

Use: Neurotypical (NT), Allistic, Non-Autistic Avoid: Normal

Use: Has high support needs, Has low support needs Avoid: Low functioning, High functioning

Use: Masked Autism Avoid: Female Autism, Asperger’s, High-functioning Autism

Use: Nonverbal, Loses speech Avoid: Mute, Dumb

Use: Intellectually disabled, Developmentally disabled Avoid: R*tarded, Stupid, “Special”

Use: Direct language about what a person can or can’t do, and what kind of support they need Avoid: Euphemisms, language that minimizes challenges, language that belittles or condescends

Unmasking Autism by  (16%)

I wasn't aware of the negative connotation of "mute", and I even used it for myself a couple of times (when "non-verbal" would probably have been a better word choice)

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Unmasking Autism (Hardcover, 2022, Harmony Books) 5 stars

A deep dive into the spectrum of Autistic experience and the phenomenon of masked Autism, …

Good discussion of masking

4 stars

I suspect this is another book that I need to re-read in the near future to really get the most out of. Lots of good stuff about masking and unmasking, the mental consequences therein, the implications for friendships and relationships, and a good nod in the direction of the social constructs that make masking necessary and may make unmasking really difficult.

Unmasking Autism (Hardcover, 2022, Harmony Books) 5 stars

A deep dive into the spectrum of Autistic experience and the phenomenon of masked Autism, …

Autism Terminology / Common Dos and Don’ts

Use: Autistic person, Autist, Autistic, On the Autism spectrum Avoid: Person with Autism

Use: Is Autistic Avoid: Identifies as having autism

Use: Is disabled, Has a disability Avoid: “Special needs”, “Differently abled”, “Handi-capable”

Use: Neurotypical (NT), Allistic, Non-Autistic Avoid: Normal

Use: Has high support needs, Has low support needs Avoid: Low functioning, High functioning

Use: Masked Autism Avoid: Female Autism, Asperger’s, High-functioning Autism

Use: Nonverbal, Loses speech Avoid: Mute, Dumb

Use: Intellectually disabled, Developmentally disabled Avoid: R*tarded, Stupid, “Special”

Use: Direct language about what a person can or can’t do, and what kind of support they need Avoid: Euphemisms, language that minimizes challenges, language that belittles or condescends

Unmasking Autism by  (16%)

I wasn't aware of the negative connotation of "mute", and I even used it for myself a couple of times (when "non-verbal" would probably have been a better word choice)

Ace (2020, Beacon Press) 5 stars

started reading Unmasking Autism by Devon Price

Unmasking Autism (Hardcover, 2022, Harmony Books) 5 stars

A deep dive into the spectrum of Autistic experience and the phenomenon of masked Autism, …

The first few pages where quite relatable, where the author describes his alienation in society, because he's autistic and trans-gender. I want to read more books by autistic trans authors, so this one is next! Here we learn about "masking" (which applies to neurodivergences but also to gender). Pretending to be someone else ("neurotypical", cisgender, abled, etc.) is extremely taxing, and it's a main cause of burnout and depression that are so common in autistic populations. In this book, we learn how to live as our true self -- a progress called "unmasking"!

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