Autism Diva

autism_diva.jpgAutism Diva is the name of an author who comments on the science and politics of autism. On her blog she maintains a distinctly positive view of the condition, is unashamedly critical of many mainstream views and keeps tabs on the developments in the research world.

She presumably has an autistic spectrum diagnosis herself and certainly has a child with autism. The blog is far from a dispassionate analysis but is an engaging example of the thoughtful activism being promoted by a growing number of the autistic community.

One part of the blog, Autism Diva’s profile page, reminded me of the wonderfully straightforward way of communication that many people with autism prefer and made me laugh out loud:

About Me
Autism Diva loves the truth.

Interests
autism, the truth

Link to Autism Diva’s blog.
Link to Wikipedia article on autism.

2 Comments

  1. Posted January 16, 2006 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    I’m not so sure that attributing her choice of words in her About Me an Interests section to the way her autism molds her personality is fair. I’d do something like that too, and I’m not autistic. My friends with blogs often do this sort of thing too.

  2. Vaughan
    Posted January 16, 2006 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Hi Thomas,
    Her words simply struck me as similar to the way many people I’ve met with autism prefer to communicate. Of course, this sort of phrasing is also used by many other people (including myself!) so it certainly doesn’t imply that it is solely restrictied to people with autism.


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