Don’t ‘light it up blue’ for me

As usual, ’tis the season for Autism Awareness Month.  Although I had staked my claim on a spot on the … More

Accept or Except?

Autism Awareness Month is coming.  Soon, all the world will co-opt a mysterious blue hue, which is a questionably-intended, definitely-misguided … More

Giving up vices on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum

I’m kind of a mess.  I’m more sedentary than I should be.   I engage in the use of a … More

Conformity does *not* make life “less difficult” for Asperger’s / autistic people

To frame this post properly… When wandering through the interwebs, I came across a forum of people who were all … More

The fondness spectrum

In the neurotypical world, there is generally a limited gradient in terms of the type and intensity of fondness that … More

Learning disability, or different learning ability?

In school, I struggled.  It doesn’t matter which year of school we’re talking about, whether it was kindergarten, or my … More

The ABCs of social awkwardness

When writing the notes for my previous post about unsuccessful mimicking, my brain diverted suddenly, off on a tangent, kind … More

When mimicking fails…

I’ve written about mimicking before (here and here, to name a couple).  Mimicking other people takes on many forms.  Sometimes … More

The depth of the (my) Asperger’s / autism ‘rabbit hole’

I’ve mentioned before that finding out that I’m autistic/an Aspie has felt like stumbling upon the code-key to my entire … More

Sharing: Letting Go Of Fitting In

Originally posted on Eclectic Autistic:
I was very honored to present this essay yesterday as one of six personal accounts selected to…