Hudson in front of a stuffed eagle and other science equipment

Tortoises Say, “Fun for All!”

Hudson introduces his friend Rivera the Tortoise, and talks about his day at the Zoomazium on Sensory Friendly Friday at Woodland Park Zoo, where people of all abilities and disabilities can have fun.
Risa sits in front of a laptop.

DO-IT 2020 – Risa

If someone is falling asleep in class, it might not be because they were up all night. They might have a disorder like narcolepsy. Risa shares how support and accommodations help her be on a schedule that works for her.
Alexis waves to camera from behind a Dungeons and Dragons folder.

DO-IT 2020 – Alexis

Roll for initiative! Dungeon Master Alexis shares how playing Dungeons and Dragons helped improve her social skills, and how it’s accessible to people of all abilities and disabilities.
Merritt smiles widely to camera.

DO-IT 2020 – Merritt

Awareness and acceptance of people with autism has increased in the last few years, and hopefully that will continue. Merrit is here to share what he wants you to know about his experience with autism.
Grant smiles as he types on his communication device.

DO-IT 2020 – Grant

Just because someone doesn’t talk, that doesn’t mean they have nothing to say. It’s important to provide non-speaking students with accommodations and assistive technology so they can communicate with the world.
Two people standing on chalkboard with the word social distancing in between.

I’m Autistic. Here’s Why I Think Social Distancing Should Be Respected, Regardless of COVID-19

The following post is part of our series on perspectives from disabled and chronically ill people regarding COVID-19. I am an autistic woman. I am also touch-averse. I have been touch-averse for as long as I can remember. I have…
Kayla Cromer in a bright floral gown

Kayla Cromer is an Autistic Actress. Autistic Girls and Women Have Been Waiting for This.

For the longest time, I’ve been disappointed that I have never seen myself on television. I mean this figuratively, of course, but based on the way autism is portrayed in mainstream media, you may be convinced I only understand and…
Two neon signs in the shape of speech bubbles. One says yes, one says no.

Teaching “Yes Means Yes” Can Make Sex Education More Inclusive for the Disability Community

When I was 11, we learnt how to put a condom on a banana. Only one person per group had to demonstrate, and I shrank into the background while everyone else giggled. When I was 13, we learnt about reproduction…
Rainbow infinity symbol of neurodiversity

The Joy of Being Autistic in Spaces Built By and For Autistic People

When Haley Moss, an attorney, visual pop artist, and author from Florida, was 13, she went to the Autism Society of America Conference, a conference dedicated to presentations, discussions, and workshops about autism. It was the first time she’d