[Updated Sep 2016 finally after I don't know how long of trying]
Hi, I'm Tuttle.
I'm a 27 year old autistic self-advocate. I use the phrase self-advocate in order to remind myself that I'm advocating for myself along with others. I'm not only out there making the world a better place for others - especially those younger than me - but also making a difference for myself. It's a thing I need reminding of.
I do focus a lot on those younger than myself, in part because it's where I choose to focus. I work with autistic children, and would love to be able to see less pain for them.
I'm multiply-disabled. Wish I could figure out how to write about all sorts of intersections but when I try words don't come together, and find my writing changes dramatically based on the type of migraine that's occurring.
I'm irritated at how hard it is to have anything sensory processing related taken seriously, and how frequently neurodivergence is seen as autism only.
Also I like turtles. And kayaking. And cats.