Incomplete autism (?)

Sometimes I feel like I’m not exactly a “completely” autistic person, in a way. What does that mean? Well, it’s … More

Autism is *not* “bad parenting”

I’m an autistic adult.  I was also a generally well-behaved child.  My mum had a near-endless supply of patience, and … More

To the distraught parents of autistic children: please don’t hate autism <3

(Beginning Note: In this post, I’m not assuming that all parents of children found to be on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum … More

Nearing a meltdown…

I actually wrote this post out, in its word-for-word entirety, many months ago.  The situation described here happens occasionally, but … More

They thought I was “controlling”…when I was just actually autistic

I didn’t know much.  I just knew that having my toys (or later, clothes) and other belongings organized felt good.  … 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 importance of self-care for people on the Asperger’s / autism spectrum ~ Part 1: Self-care and its deterrents

Self-care is a human need that gets overlooked and forgotten.  I would venture to say that it’s a basic need, … 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

The joy of spinning

It seems to be a common theme among the Asperger’s/autism spectrum community: a huge proportion of us loved to spin … 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