November 23, 2018

The more we learn about autistic neurology, the more we can see how beautiful our brains are. And the more we learn what our brains need to thrive, the more beautiful our lives will become.

Seeing beauty, creating beauty – both of these get easier the more we understand ourselves.

Stories of autistic experiences are a great place to start. But really cool scientific research is also happening. Just last month, a paper was published on “autistic camouflaging” – how it affects us when we try to act less autistic. The paper is long and technical, but with so many important insights that I soaked it up like a novel!

I want to share that kind of knowledge in a way that’s easy to understand, so I’m starting to write a series of posts on the science of autism. Each one will summarize and simplify a scientific paper that reveals something about how autism works.

Keep an eye out for the first post next month, on camouflaging. I’m excited to share it!

P.S. I write from my personal experience as an autistic. What I share is not a substitute for advice from an autistic medical professional. Also, some of my opinions have changed since I first wrote them.