Kirsten Lindsmith



Kirsten Lindsmith is a 20-year-old college student who received an ASD diagnosis at 19. She attends the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she is working on a self-designed major in Pathology and Physiology. She is a writer for WrongPlanet as well as a public speaker on adult autism issues. Kirsten was recently profiled in The New York Times.

Nonverbal Cues

Because my previous columns have so far been about more abstract concepts, I thought I would share some practical advice ...

Body Images

Teens with autism, particularly girls on the spectrum, may be more likely to develop eating disorders than their neurotypical counterparts. 

Diagnostic Discrepency

It’s common knowledge within the autism world that boys are diagnosed more often than girls ...

Transition to Adulthood

Growing up, I was always the weird kid. My mother thought I was colorblind because of how I dressed.