‘The cheese stands alone’ ~ (a neurodivergent paradox)

“The Farmer in the Dell” is a children’s song, usually sung in unison, in nursery or elementary/primary school. We sang … More

So…about that empathy quotient quiz ~ from an (one) Asperger’s / autistic point of view

I need to make one thing (OK, two things) very clear: the first is, I did not arrive at my … More

16 Words and phrases you might want to strike from your vocabulary right now, when referring to Asperger’s / autism

Apparently, this is the third post in an unintended-but-happily-accidental series of vocabulary-related posts. The other two can be found here: … More

Asperger’s / autism vocabulary 201 ~ a proposal toward a 21st-century shift

Yesterday, I celebrated six months of awareness of my true nature: I am autistic (Asperger’s). This does not make me … More

Asperger’s / autism vocabulary 101 ~ an introductory primer

Today marks six months since I’ve known I’m Aspergian.  Life certainly makes more sense now.  And it certainly won’t ever … More

Failing at Asperger’s / autism…?

It seems ironic that not 24 hours ago, I felt like joining hands and singing Kum-bah-ya with the spectrum world, … More

Why Autism Speaks is bad: it actually hurts Asperger’s / autistic people

The short version: Autism Speaks sucks.  It advocates (ineffective) “therapies” that do actual harm to autistic people and it promotes … More

How it feels to find your Tribe

Seven and a half months ago, I attended a professional conference.  The subject material appealed to a small-but-growing niche of … More