An open letter to natural, holistic, alternative, or integrative / Functional Medicine doctors…

Dear These Types of Doctors… I am one of you.  If I were sitting beside you at a conference, you … 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

Praising us for acting neurotypical is *not* Asperger’s / autism acceptance 

A little over a year ago, when I first had the sneaking (strong) suspicion that I’m probably on the Asperger’s/autism … More

It shouldn’t be our job to enlighten you about autism [Mental Health Monday]

(Disclaimer: this is mostly directed toward professionals working in the medicine and mental health fields, the people who claim we … More

Don’t ‘light it up blue’ for me

As usual, ’tis the season for Autism Awareness Month.  Although I had staked my claim on a spot on the … More

Autism ‘awareness’ is not enough 

Welcome to the 2017 edition of Autism “Awareness” Month (heh).  This month, I will probably reveal my Activist Face a … More

The Asperger’s / autism spectrum ~ the next evolutionary step?

The first time I heard this theory, it came from my partner, many years ago.  As usual, the threads of … More

Change vs Evolution ~ an Asperger’s / autistic perspective

I am Aspergian (even a year later, it still comforts me strongly and softly–at the same time–to write that). True … More