At times autistics are said to have low emotional IQ levels and told that they need improve emotional IQ levels, by well-meaning employers and support professionals. In fact, some individuals on the autism spectrum are segregated in work environments and told to take emotional IQ trainings, while their peers are not subjected to such… Continue reading It’s Time WE Start Questioning Emotional IQ Tests for Autistics
There is a statistic quoted, 1000 times over, about unemployment and underemployment rates associated with the autistic population. I used to quote it. The quote states: Sources estimate between 75% and 80% of autistic adults are either unemployed or underemployed. I’ve heard this statistic on news channels. Watched it on YouTube videos. Read it in books.… Continue reading Autism & Employment: Setting the Record Straight.
So, I’ve been procrastinating on this post since December 2018. I’ve analyzed why and have come up short. It’s likely that I don’t care much for self-promotion. Indeed, in the last 6+ years I can count on one hand how many times I’ve asked folks to share about my Everyday Aspergers Facebook page. (And that… Continue reading It’s All About the Ovaries. Second Edition of Everyday Aspergers: Part One
Sometimes I feel invisible when another assumes things about me that are not accurate, particularly, if their assumption contradicts my own deepest self. This happens most often when another interprets my actions as having an ulterior motive. When I speak, there are times another will assume I am: bragging to impress; stating something to… Continue reading Invisible . . .
I am on the autism spectrum and have coexisting conditions, including PTSD and GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder). Because of my prior history and the nature of my neurology, sometimes I find it hard to set boundaries. Furthermore, it is a challenge to recognize when my boundaries have been crossed. Sometimes it takes me days, months,… Continue reading Setting Boundaries and the Autism Spectrum
I received an insightful compliment from my youngest son the other day. He told me he appreciates how I play the ‘devil’s advocate.’ I asked what he meant, and he said that even when he’s upset about someone or a situation, I remind him to see things from the other person’s perspective, to practice compassion… Continue reading Peace and Compassion
I rented a room out in my house this past October. My middle son left for college. I had the extra room and needed the extra funds. I didn’t realize having a stranger in my house would be detrimental to my mental well being. I thought I’d learned enough about me, and being on… Continue reading A Stranger in My Home