Denying or restricting access to a ‘special interest’ is a subtler form of abuse [Mental Health Monday]

I’m going to try not to get too graphic here, for obvious reasons.  I don’t want to kick off the … More

My autism and my semicolon project 

Today, I met with three people, one at a time, in rapid succession. Today marks the two-year anniversary of my … More

Simplicity, progress, and Asperger’s / autism [Mental Health Monday]

I am slowly getting my life organized.  Apparently, when I was a young child, I would take it upon myself … 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

Learning to say “no” can be fun [Mental Health Monday]

In my chronic quest for acceptance from others, I have often tried to be socially correct.  My default definition of … More

Irritability 

I have almost always been prone to irritability.  I could never quite understand where it came from.  It would just … More

Autism talks back [a rebuttal]

(Issuing a Content Advisory/Trigger Warning; ableism and pessimistic viewpoint of autism by one non-autistic parent (emphasized to indicate that I … More

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