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A space for neuroatypicals, especially autistic or autistic-adjacent people, that centers our needs. Allistics must understand their place here. Self-dx is valid! No bigots, no fascists (no TERFs, no SWERFs). Message @zuggtmoy:matrix.org for an invite!11 Servers

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21 Jul 2021
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenici have a history of ADHD but the H sort of calmed down with age18:25:30
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenici'm starting to realize i check all the boxes18:26:03
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenicself-dx meaning self-diagnosed?18:41:13
@jez:petrichor.meJez (he/him) yup, that's right 19:43:26
@jez:petrichor.meJez (he/him)
In reply to @corbenic:matrix.org
self-dx meaning self-diagnosed?
* yup, that's right
19:43:29
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenici understand the reason for accepting that, but what led the community to that ?19:50:31
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenici'm assuming historical mis-diagnosis and such19:50:57
@jez:petrichor.meJez (he/him)I don't know about this community in particular but it's pretty universal in most autistic communities I'm in 19:55:41
@jez:petrichor.meJez (he/him)
In reply to @corbenic:matrix.org
i'm assuming historical mis-diagnosis and such
This plus the general difficulty of obtaining a diagnosis in many countries
19:56:24
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenici didn't consider that, thanks20:01:15
@jez:petrichor.meJez (he/him) I had a link to an article that explains it better than I can, let me see if I can find it... 20:12:11
@jez:petrichor.meJez (he/him) This is a pretty good summary of the issues https://autistictic.com/2020/08/10/autism-self-diagnosis-yay-or-nay/ 20:18:53
@jez:petrichor.meJez (he/him)Both for and against 20:19:08
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenicso like i heard of this Friend Degradation thing20:51:26
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbeniclike you don't hang with someone forever and don't notice 20:51:54
25 Jul 2021
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenicis that a thing04:26:34
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenic * is that a thing, like how's it work04:26:35
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenicand then you hit them up after like years not realizing they might not give a shit anymore04:26:35
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenicthis homie from down the street that i give rides to work sometimes talked about it but we didn't have much time04:27:14
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbeniche's a furry and a poet too, weird situation bout how we kept running into each other lol04:28:16
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenici was just drinking at a bowling alley bar doing kareoke and met him, we were partying for a while before i relized the woman i'm chatting with sometimes is his mom04:33:01
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenicdrank a weird drink, peach shnapps and soda water, really good tho04:33:23
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenicthen like months later i saw him working at the fast food place near me and that he lived on my block04:34:00
@corbenic:matrix.orgcorbenicalso what's up with identity-first language? i thought it was the other way around?05:53:45
26 Jul 2021
@jez:petrichor.meJez (he/him) corbenic: what do you mean about identity-first language? 07:42:50
@ijyx:matrix.orgizzyidentity first language means calling me an "autistic person" instead of a "person with autism" (person-first language) Most autistic people prefer IFL bc PFL is stigmatizing and inaccurate Stigmatizing bc it portrays autism as a bad thing that we need to be separated from. Many NTs who use PFL also say that the word "person" needs to come first for emphasis, implying that they need to remind themselves that we are people. "Person with autism" gives me the same vibes as it would to call me a "person with queerness". (I'm queer, I don't "have queerness") Inaccurate because if you're autistic, autism is inherently a part of you. I cant think of one aspect thats part of my sense of identity (personality, relationships, interests etc) that is *not* directly influenced by my autism. Autism isnt something i "have" but part of who i am. Attempting to separate me from my literal brain structure seems ridiculous07:50:45
@ijyx:matrix.orgizzy* identity first language means calling me an "autistic person" instead of a "person with autism" (person-first language) Most autistic people prefer IFL bc PFL is stigmatizing and inaccurate Stigmatizing bc it portrays autism as a bad thing that we need to be separated from. Many NTs who use PFL also say that the word "person" needs to come first for emphasis, implying that they need to remind themselves that we are people. "Person with autism" gives me the same vibes as it would to call me a "person with queerness". (I'm queer, I don't "have queerness") Inaccurate because if you're autistic, autism is inherently a part of you. I cant think of one aspect thats part of my sense of identity (personality, relationships, interests etc) that is *not* directly influenced by my autism. Autism isnt something i "have" but part of who i am. Attempting to separate me from my literal brain structure seems ridiculous07:51:33
29 Jul 2021
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