ActuallyAutistic. The new face of self advocacy

Nov 20, 17 ActuallyAutistic. The new face of self advocacy

ActuallyAutistic. The new face of self advocacy

What does it mean to be ActuallyAutistic? We’ll give you a crash course. To be ActuallyAutistic would seem self-explanatory. It means to be an autistic person and self advocating for having a voice in self-determination and owning, but not being defined by, a diagnosis.

Keep in mind, the hashtag is meant to signify that what you are reading is written by an autistic person. Not their mom or dad or auntie. So if you’re not autistic DON’T DO IT!!

Also, in case you are thinking about getting offended, there are many autistics who disagree with using people first language and prefer to be called an “autistic person” rather than a “person with autism.” So there.



ActuallyAutistic. From people first language to self identifying language.

Mom. Dad. You’re messing up… and it’s OK. Disabilities and parenting perfection. And imperfection.

Disabilities jargon: What is stimming behavior?

I’m totally ef’d!! Executive function disorder and language.

Looking for sensory friendly events or mental health training? Plan your day with Seth’s Mom!

Honestly Autism Day was amazing! Congratulations Baltimore Autism Society.

Mental health jargon: what is anxiety?

Your child is diagnosed with autism. CONGRATULATIONS!

Disabilities support jargon. What’s LISS?

Disability Support: Mastering the art of sharing power.

Activities and events for disabled children – KEEN Greater DC special needs activities


Treatment jargon: what is behavior therapy?

Hypersexuality and bipolar disorder

I can’t stand my disabled brother! Silent struggle of siblings of the disabled

Disability Employment: Employment 1st Maryland UPDATE

Where is Seth’s Mom? Meet and Greet at Gateway to Success Learning Center



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External Resources

Support program: Autism Sibling Support Initiative

Support program: Sibling Support Project

Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council

Maryland Early Intervention and Special Education Services

Administration for Community Living

Pathfinders for Autism

Disability Scoop

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The Blue Ribbon Project: supporting victims of child abuse and youth in foster care

Faces of PTSD









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