Here are the two articles I most enjoyed from Autistics Speaking Day 2012:
Independence through reliance on others, by Catsidhe. While the author can work around some of his difficulties (eg asking people to email information to him, or have one person speaking at a time), certain other tasks like choosing doctors and mechanics, making appointments with them, and successfully travelling on public transportation cause significant stress. He describes how smoothly the problems of the week were managed by his wife, and gives a contrasting explanation of how they may have unfolded without her help.
Communication Partners, by Nightengale of Samarkand on LiveJournal. Communication can take many forms, but never occurs in a vacuum- however many autistic people lack communication partners. They are often excluded from conversations about autism. Autistic people are speaking- are non-autistic people listening?