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The Pride of Being Who I Am

The Pride of Being Who I Am

June 18th is a significant date for the autistic community: it is Autistic Pride Day, an international event that celebrates neurodiversity and promotes the acceptance and inclusion of autistic people. This day, launched in 2005 by the British organization Aspies for...

Specialisterne Spain, awarded with the Premio Muncunill

Specialisterne Spain, awarded with the Premio Muncunill

Last May 4, the iconic Teatre Principal de Terrassa hosted the award ceremony of the seventh edition of the​ Muncunill Innovation Awards, an event that recognizes the work of people, companies, or projects that are committed to innovation as an integral model. They...

Autism in mothers and children

Autism in mothers and children

As we said in the previous article, between 17% and 23% of parents of autistic children have an extended phenotype of autism, that is, they present some autistic features, without actually meeting the characteristics required for diagnosis. In addition, autism has a...

Social stigma in autistic people

Social stigma in autistic people

Based on what is considered normal or correct in different sociopolitical contexts, there is discrimination against a wide variety of groups: LGTBIQ+ people, racialized people, psychiatrized people, autistic or physically disabled people, among many others. All of...

Dichotomous thinking in autism

Dichotomous thinking in autism

“You are exaggerating”, “you are too sensitive”, “you take everything as a personal attack” are phrases that some autistic people (not all, of course) are used to hearing. Why are we sometimes attributed an "excess of sensitivity"?   Several factors would...

Cognitive accessibility and autism

Cognitive accessibility and autism

When we talk about accessibility, we usually think of adapting environments for people with physical mobility problems: putting ramps in accesses to homes, enabling elevators to go through different floors of buildings without using stairs, installing handrails at...