"I now know my ‘norm’ is the male gender so I
took steps to conform my body to that norm.
For others it might be usual for them to be
non-binary, gender non-conforming or at
home with their cis-gender. All are absolutely
fine… but can take a while to process."
"Unfortunately human beings feel safer in what they know and what they experience as familiar.
This, mistakenly, becomes what is NORMAL. Normal for you may not be normal for me. So, this is a problematic term."
Dr. Wenn B. Lawson (PhD), an autistic lecturer, psychologist, researcher, advocate, writer and poet has passionately shared his professional and personal knowledge on autism, for 25 years. He has written and/or contributed to over 25 books and many papers. He is a Tutor Practitioner for the University of Birmingham’s Masters Autism course, Adjunct Fellow with Macquarie University and Senior Researcher with Curtin University.
Dr Wenn is also a participant with the autism Co-operative Research Centre (ACRC), Co-Chair of the Autism Research Council Australia, ambassador for the ‘I CAN’ agency of Australia, and resides on the Editorial Board for the Journal, Autism in Adulthood.