Month: October 2017

The Case for Identity-first

[Note: this post is specifically in regard to the autism community. As an aside, the Deaf and hard-of-hearing community also prefers identity-first. However, many other disability communities still prefer person-first. Remember that some people on the spectrum may actually prefer person-first, and it's always nice to ask. However, general consensus in the autism community is … Continue reading The Case for Identity-first

Dysautonomia Awareness Month!

Update: since this post, I have been to Vanderbilt's Autonomic Dysfunction Clinic! Not surprisingly, I was diagnosed with Hyperadrenergic Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.   Make noise for turquoise! Actually, maybe not too much noise. I'm in a bit of a quiet mood today. Dysautonomia: an umbrella term for medical conditions that cause a malfunction in … Continue reading Dysautonomia Awareness Month!