Diagnostic criteria for Allistic Spectrum Disorder [ICD: F84.6; DSM: 299.99]

(Beginning Note #1: This is meant to be tongue-in-cheek satire, folks 🙂  This is not meant to generalize or lump … More

Non-autistic: “Everybody’s like that.” No. You aren’t.

Like almost all other human beings, I try to form, strengthen, and enrich bonds with other people.  Given the fact … More

Depathologizing Asperger’s / autism ~ In a way, neurotypical people might meet the criteria, too

Hang on – don’t (understandably) snarl just yet; keep reading. 🙂  This is not yet another ignorant “everybody’s somewhere on … More

The #ActuallyAutistic hashtag is *only* for actually-autistic people

Dear neurotypical people on social media, I know that you’re passionate about autism.  Maybe your child is autistic.  Or maybe … More

The Silent Glacier ~ the winter world is my Asperger’s / autistic sensory deprivation tank

Feeling internal and contemplative tonight.  I’ll simply capture the thoughts as they visit and morph and take their own form. … More

Gearing up for my “first” Aspie / autistic Christmas

As most of you know, I realized that I’m assuredly (and that’s “assuredly”, not “almost assuredly”) an Aspie / autistic … More

Inspiration Porn is actually insulting

(In this post, I’m speaking to people of the non-disabled world.) So, you posted that totally inspirational picture on Facebook.  … More

Gender stereotypes, expectations, assumptions, and … the Asperger’s / Autism Spectrum

I used to be a massage therapist.  In the world of massage therapy, even in the present day, most first-time … More