There is a big pile of confusion over Asperger’s, Autism and functioning labels (high and low) that causes many difficulties for parents. The only clinical difference between Autism and Asperger’s is speech delay around speech milestones, and that does not necessarily mean mutism or selective mutism—it could literally mean partly delayed speech. The two are […]
About Kieran Rose
A lifelong campaigner for Autistic rights, Kieran Rose has used his passion for writing to focus on Advocacy and Acceptance for Autistic and Neurodiverse people on his blog, TheAutisticAdvocate.com.
The freedom for Neurodivergent people to be heard is paramount for Kieran, and he has spent his whole life immersed in Autistic life and culture with Autism diagnoses for himself, much of his family growing up, and now two Autistic children of his own.
If you are the parent of an Autistic child, I’m going to introduce you to a concept that’s going to scare the pants off you: Your child is going to grow up to be me. I am an Autistic adult. Some people are of the belief that you can grow out of Autism, or that […]