an ongoing list of ridiculous ways I’ve seen NTs describe autistics
  • high-functioning/low-functioning
  • mild/severe
  • heavily autistic
  • has light autism
  • on the far end of the spectrum
  • on the extreme end of the spectrum
  • quite autistic
  • 5-year-old trapped in a 13-year-old’s body
  • 13-year-old with the mind of a 5-year-old
  • has deep autism

Anyone else want to contribute?


when the interview mispronounced mood-maker as mood-makeup ㅋㅋㅋㅋ


My cousin’s kids visited the farm today, and they wanted to hold all the snakes, so I let them hold (or at least touch) my three best scaled kids. The kids were not very good at holding snakes but they were very enthusiastic about it, and I think that definitely counts.

Probably the cutest thing was, after seeing me hold Isis (the BIG snake) over one shoulder (like you’re supposed to with big sneks), I brought out whitesnake (the tiny baby corn snake) and Jo immediately put her over one shoulder the same way. Of course, whitesnake is wiggly and turned herself into a necklace, but Jo tried.

(photos by @mamaspark)