Bastian from ‘The Neverending Story’ might have been autistic / an Aspie

As I bank into final approach on my way to turning 40, I have a little over a year now … More

The cost of bullying ~ through an Asperger’s / autistic angle [Mental Health Monday]

A natural introvert, I was often the target of teasing that bordered on bullying. No wait–it wasn’t just “borderline”; it … More

Living the ‘lie’

I’ve written a lot before about acting and masking.  For the cheap seats, it’s a prevalent theme throughout the Asperger’s/autism … More

(My) Asperger’s / autism and bitterness

I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but I acquired the tendency to be bitter at times.  The reason I’m … More

Knock it off, Round 2 ~ an open letter to more Twits (recent Twitter Twats)

Some of you already know that any time I whip out Lara Croft in a featured image for a post, … More

Sharing: Ten Things Autistic Kids Pick Up Faster, Better, and With Less Trauma If They Aren’t Bullied Into Learning Them

Originally posted on Autistic Academic:
[UPDATED to include links to other rebuttals of this piece.] In a previous post, I said…

A Little Withdrawal is Good For The Soul [Mental Health Monday #2]

Sometimes you have to just pull back, retreat, and turn the world down–or off.  Sometimes you need a good reset.  … More

I tried to be cool

At first, it wasn’t like that.  In kindergarten (both years, for me), nobody really understands the concept of “cool”, so … More