It’s been a about a year (give or take) since I’ve written a post on the dos and don’ts of … More
‘How are you?’ is a loaded question
On any given day, I can be ecstatic. Or caught in the clutches of insatiable curiosity. Or I feel … More
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to one autistic person’s galaxy ~ how to communicate with me, and how I’ll probably communicate with you
I’m probably starting to sound redundant and boring. Or at least obsessed with the Hitchhiker concept. Or something. But it’s … More
The internal critic
I’ve almost always been aware of a dichotomous yin-yang of self-awareness. As in, I’m either hyper-aware of or utterly clueless … More
Unwritten Rules, Expectations, & Faux Pas [My Aspie Life]
Throughout most of my life, I’ve noticed that the way I go about living this life tends to annoy other … 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
Top 28 Goals for surviving the Holidays as a newly-late-diagnosed Aspie (Notes to self)
Say “hi” to everyone; speak to everyone at least once. Determine an “escape route” early on, before I need it. … More
Ugh Christmas cards – one Aspie / autistic perspective
I can hear some people now: “O. M. G. Now she’s going to rip on Christmas cards! What’s wrong with … More
What your Asperger’s / Autistic partner or significant other probably wants you to know ~ Part II
(This post is the second half of a two-part series; Part 1 can be found here.) One of the neat … More
Navigating Unwritten rules ~ the gift-giving edition
Apparently, you’re not supposed to blurt out the answer when you already know what’s inside a gift box.
What happens when you say “no way–you can’t be autistic”
Saying “you can’t be autistic…!” can lead to devastating consequences. These include a dismissal of our true identity and a separation from our community.
Therapy / coaching for Asperger’s / autistic people: a need, or simply a benefit?
(This post is simply my take on my own situation; others’ situations and conclusions will vary 🙂 ) I was … More
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