does anyone have a simplified/”translated” version of the DSM-V criteria for ASD in short phrases and easy words so people who aren’t doctors or anything can understand??? resources for self-dx often refer to the official diagnostic criteria but it’s too complicated for me to follow. particularly if anyone can arrange it into a sort of flowchart or table because I get especially muddled by all the “at least [x] of [y], one of which must be [z]” things

A call of action for the clinical social workers, therapists, & other helping professionals who can lend their creativity to this ask. ~ Vilissa, disabled social worker (LMSW)

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While sex can be perceived as a fundamental human experience, helping someone get laid as a means to assuage collective guilt from the mainstream and “allow” disabled people to believe that they’ve achieved social equality is (no pun intended) fucking ridiculous.

By fixating on sexual experience as the Holy Grail of basic humanity, the able community lazily sweeps ableism under the rug to avoid critiquing their own privilege.

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Anonymous said: What's a spoonie?


Christine Miserandino, A woman with Lupus, once explained to her friend what her day to day life was like, using spoons. You can read the account here

other people with chronic illnesses and disabilities saw this and resonated with it, taking the term “spoons”, to use as their ability level, and bringing that a step further, to identify as a “spoonie”, or someone who has to count “spoons”.

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