How to choose a good counselor / therapist as an Asperger’s / autistic adult

AutChat, an amazing group of autistic people on Twitter, bonded together to create a Safe Space for other Aspergian/autistic and … More

My autistic personality is not a disease, and my characteristics are not “symptoms”

I might prefer to be quiet and observant.  That doesn’t mean that I’m defective or weird.  It might mean that … More

They said I had “anger issues” … when I was just actually autistic

A life of misunderstandings is a fatiguingly common theme among the Asperger’s/autism spectrum community.  I’m sure that a whole gaggle … More

My autism…

My autism blurs conventionally-sacred lines – between male and female, science and spirituality, logic/reason and intuition, childhood and adulthood, innocence … More

Reaching out vs Drawing in ~ a social quandary for many autistic people

My Asperger’s/autism is further shaped and shaded by an INTJ Myers-Briggs personality type.  One interesting feature of the INTJ type … More

Autistic, Staring, and Silent

I’ve heard some parents of autistic children mention that their child stares into space, sometimes for long periods of time, … More

Standing at the intersection of Asperger’s / autism and PTSD

[Potential Trigger Warning: vehicular accidents; various other forms of trauma briefly mentioned] ❤ I clutched the steering wheel, attempting to … More

Creating my alternative world

Autistic children and adults often create imaginary or alternative worlds within ourselves.

Vaccines do *not* cause autism ~ here’s why…

I’m autistic/an Aspie.  I’m also a doctor. …which makes the confession that I’m about to make that much more embarrassing. … More

The Coiled Snake ~ a tale of then-unknown-Aspie/autistic empathy

“Ground yourself,” they said. But it wasn’t that easy.