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Atypical’s 2nd Season is a Step Forward in Autism Representation

By on September 30, 2018

alex keir gilchrist and michelle-6   My criticisms of Atypical’s freshman season were certainly no secret, as I shared my feelings both publicly in various news outlets and privately with Robia Rashid, the show’s creator.  At the time, I mentioned that a lot of issues could be fixed, but my biggest problem with season one was the lack of autistic […]

Leaving Home & Living Independently on the Autism Spectrum

By on August 26, 2018

livingindepndently When I was 19 years old, I packed up my things, put them in my Dad’s car, and we drove two and a half hours to my new living situation, a college dorm. It was one of the most exciting and scariest moments in my life. He helped me unpack my things, made sure I […]

In a Different Key – Interview with John Donvan and Caren Zucker

By on July 20, 2016

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The Running Man – Wrong Planet’s New Health Column

By on October 3, 2010

My name is Matt Aber and I’m a new columnist on WrongPlanet.net. I will cover the subjects of physical fitness, nutrition, healthy lifestyle, and college life, and how they relate to people with Asperger’s Syndome. I’m a 21-year-old college student currently on extended vacation in Hawaii.

My three biggest accomplishments so far have been receiving my Associate of Arts Degree, High School Diploma, and rising to a level of physical...

Wrong Planet Acquires Autism Speaks

By on April 1, 2008

Wrong Planet has acquired autism organization Autism Speaks for $80 million dollars. The deal was completed early tuesday morning and marks a turning point in the campaign by autistics who feel that their needs were not represented by an organization that is run without any input from people with Autism.

"We decided to announce the deal today because this is the first day of Autism Awareness Month" said Wrong Planet founder Alex Plank....

International Support Site for Autistic People Shows Record Growth

By on November 16, 2006

WrongPlanet.net, an international website for people with various levels of Autism and Asperger's Syndrome has grown to over 7000 members in two years, according to Alex Plank, the web site’s cofounder. “On average, we get 20 new members a day. I think its because we provide such an unusual environment with forums where people on the autism spectrum and parents of people on the spectrum can share experiences and frustrations they would...

Outage: Wrong Planet will be moving to new lightening-fast server

By on October 23, 2006

In the past week, we have had multiple unscheduled site service interruptions. This is unacceptable to the members, to me, and to the rest of the Wrong Planet staff.

Tonight, starting at 11:00 PM EST, we are migrating everything to a new, more expensive, but much faster site with a much better LayeredTech high performance data network.

As a result of the migration, the site may go down and at some point the forums will be locked to prevent...

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By on July 27, 2006

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Announcing the official WrongPlanet.net Desktop!

By on March 29, 2006

After seeing the great work he did for the Drunken Blog, WrongPlanet decided to hire the amazing designer David Lanham to create an official desktop background for WrongPlanet members. We wanted an offbeat space theme which played up the bizzare (although, very friendly) alien and human “first encounter.” The desktop image has now been completed […]

Introducing our new Weekly Column, Dear Aspie

By on January 15, 2006

All WrongPlanet members are invited to submit their questions to GroovyDruid's new feature column, "Dear Aspie" for publishing. GroovyDruid, who brought you the "Secrets of..." series of articles, will select questions for reply in his new weekly column to be featured on the home page of WrongPlanet.net.

Submission is easy. Put your question in a Personal Message (PM), and send it to GroovyDruid or send an email to...