‘Special interest’ vs obsession 

The diagnostic criteria for Asperger’s/autism includes the tendency toward: “Highly restricted, fixated interests that are abnormal in intensity or focus … More

Omg, I’m pedantic, too.  Kind of. Part 1

Today, a little voice inside me poked me in the ribs and said, “pssst!  Go look up pedantic.  I bet … More

Irritability 

I have almost always been prone to irritability.  I could never quite understand where it came from.  It would just … More

An integrative approach to depression ~ from one Aspie / autistic perspective [Mental Health Monday]

I can slowly feel my inner wheels beginning to catch on and take hold.  The only way I know this … More

Stuck in a stim

Like many people on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum, I “stim”.  That is to say that I engage in “stereotyped and repetitive … More

The challenges of communicating as an Asperger’s / autistic female (Intersectional)

Over the years, I’ve come to notice that there seems to be a double-standard in terms of male and female … More

Smacking down the Asperger’s / autism violence myth

Upon coming out as Aspie/autistic to a friend last year, I was shocked when, during one of our early discussions, … More

Benefits of listening to classical music for Asperger’s / autistic people [Mental Health Monday]

I stumbled upon a fascinating article about the health benefits of listening to classical music [1]. These benefits are mostly … More

“I thought I was autistic / an Aspie, but the online quiz said ‘no’ “

No, this didn’t happen to me.  My quizzes and questionnaires returned unquestionable results, and my formal diagnosis was a pretty … More